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Address: No.1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Phone Number: 86-01-64034952
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A great place to visit on a hot or rainy day. Show your passport at the entrance gate and you will receive a free ticket to the museum. There was a special exhibition of art work... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is been an accident exhibition of Chinese artist. Over the years I've been here multiple times and never been disappointed. The building is relatively small, exhibition are normally on three different floors. If you enter after 3:30 the admission is free.

Thank span2938
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The building offered a lofty space and some of the pictures were interesting, though I didn't see anything particularly uplifting. I'm no art critique but I found most paintings rather dull, a sad reflection on the state of modern art perhaps. There were several painting that looked like I'd done them during a drunken experiment with brush and colour. But... More 

Thank Moominmama M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We always think that seeing the art a nation produces says a lot about the culture. Never truer than China. Great museum.

Thank PeteLucy434
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A great place to visit on a hot or rainy day. Show your passport at the entrance gate and you will receive a free ticket to the museum. There was a special exhibition of art work commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Anti-Fascists War. It was quite remarkable. Chinese artists are featured throughout. A great place to spend the afternoon.

1 Thank Col20
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I happened to walk by this place on a different route back to my lodgings. As it was free and didn't have a long queue for tickets, I went in. The collection is mostly contemporary and not as extensive as might be expected for a national art gallery, but if you enjoy visiting art galleries, this is worth an hour... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love going to museums because it really shows the culture and it represents very clearly the country I am visiting. That being said, it was ok. I appriciated the museum but I wasn't thrilled about it. Pretty small art gallery. I suggest you to go only if your trip is not tight (meaning that you have more than 10... More 

Thank Maria B
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Good place to hide away indoors for a few hours if you have extra time in Beijing. Pros: Interesting variety of Chinese paintings complemented by a rotating international exhibit approximately once a month. Clean and modern exhibits. Light crowds. Central location. Free admission. Plenty of parking. Cons: Not really a place for young children if they're not into art. But... More 

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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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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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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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