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National Art Museum Of China

No.1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Ranked #80 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Their capacity for turn-around of different exhibitions is amazing. New ones almost every week, so the chances of finding something of your interest are quite high. Check programme at www.namoc.org/en/ And, their bookstore is in a room, somewhat hidden from main corridors. Go there and get lost yourself with so many local titles and art! They take visa credit card... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Free entry, which was nice. Saw a few exhibitions whose presentation and quality was very good. It is a relatively small museum and so I was able to see most open exhibitions within approximately 1-2 hours. Mostly contemporary art, mostly paintings. 1 retrospective exhibit while I was there.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our two young children got bored after 30 minutes, but the museum was surprisingly modern and well kept and the art beautiful. Don't forget your passport for free admission. But as others said, probably not worth it if your time in Beijing is limited. Food options in the cafe are limited and expensive (20RMB for apple juice).

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Chengdu, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Overall, I thought the art museum was well designed and had some pretty interesting exhibits and artwork. Admission is free so I had the chance to see some nice artwork for nothing. I especially enjoyed the exhibit "ChiFra" - the collaborative exhibit with French and Chinese artists - as The artwork used French styles but with Chinese subjects. The other... More

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Beijing, China
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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Keep in mind that this is NOT the museum located on the East of Tiananmen Square. That museum is called the National Museum of China and is much larger. I found this one, the National Art Museum of China, to be more enjoyable for my personal tastes. The collections focus more on contemporary art, giving you many interesting pieces focusing... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I loved my time in Beijing and as an art lover I was so excited to visit my first Chinese art gallery. I found the vibe towards tourists here was suspicious and unfriendly and the guards almost seemed to be following us around as the only Western visitors in the museum. There was a lot of beautiful art, however the... More

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56 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had read about the massive renovations and expansion to this place and was looking forward to the visit. It turned out to be a waste of time even though it was free for foreigners. I recall there was a charge for locals then but it's free entry now. For whatever reasons, the front door or entrance to the museum... More

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Daly City, California, United States
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118 attraction reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Definitely one of the better art museums in town. Had a blast looking at the different floors of art. However if you are touring Beijing then I wouldn't recommend you coming here, this place is more of a place you go to if you live here or work here. Summary- While good, not worth your time if you are on... More

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Long Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I dont like to review attractions/museums because for me its what it makes you feel and thats very subjective. But this place caught me off gaurd and made me see China in a whole new light. This was at the end of my China and I wasnt expecting much. Yes, a lot of the descriptions are in Chinese but that... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Probably one of my favorite things that I've done in Beijing. My fiance and I stumbled upon it after leaving the Palace Museum and we didn't have it on our list of things to do, but when we asked how much it was for tickets she asked for our passport and gave us free tickets. I guess it is free... More

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