This museum is a place of interest which stores the treasures of folk-customs of Beijing. Situated in the Dongyue Temple, a cultural site under the first-class protection of the state, the museum is composed of grand and exquisite buildings which look especially spectacular.
Since it opened to the public in 1999, the museum has put on exhibitions characterized by distinctive folk styles. Such exhibitions include: the Beijing Folklore Exhibition, China's Centenary Folk Costume Exhibition, Old Beijingnese Life Exhibition, Etiquette and Custom Exhibition and Pouch Collection Exhibition. These exhibitions all enjoy great popularity among the people of Beijing.
The folk cultural activities along with the festivals also attract many visitors to the museum. The activities like "walk the blessing road, round the blessing tree, draw the blessing cloth, and tie the blessing ribbon" under the theme of "pray blessing and carry the blessing home" have become famous ceremonies to celebrate the Spring Festival in the capital.
Bus:101, 109, 110, 112, 750, 846, 858, 846 and get off at Shenlu Street station
Opening hour: 8:30-16:30 (Closed at Monday)