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The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Lenina Street, 20, Minsk 220030, Belarus
+375 17 227-71-63
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Ranked #12 of 41 attractions in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The museum is free on Wednesdays, which is good in one way but does mean that there are an increased number of schoolchildren on the premises, all of them very well behaved, I am sure the case would be same in London! There are exhibitions of Belorussian paintings and also portraits of past Grand dukes and their families, a lot... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

International level art museum, particularly rich in 19th century landscapes. Plenty of modern art because of the connection with Marc Chagall. The heroic revolutionary art about the Great Patriotic War was particularly moving, especially the evocative pictures of Minsk, devastated by bombardment.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I went in to escape from a storm, and was glad I did. The old section is a bit gloomy, though there are some nice paintings. The new section is great, flooded with light and showing contemporary Belarusian art. There is a small section with Eastern artifacts, eg Japanese kimonos, Korean and Chinese boxes. When I visited there was also... More

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

very nice Museum , It is surprising how during such a short time so much was done for the accumulation of the museum pieces the most valuable works of cult art from the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches were removed and registered at the Museum .

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Montréal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I wanted to put only 2 out 5 on this one, but I have to recognize that they have a few really nice paintings. But the museum is incredibly small. It took me 25mn. It will take you 60mn if you read everything. The installations are quite rudimentary. They don't have toilets, just holes in the floor. I'm not used... More

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Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The place is extremely beautiful, it's my favorite museum in Minsk. As it's situated in center of Minsk in 5 minutes walk from underground station it is easy to get there, the entering price is pretty cheap, about 4€ for adults, 5€ for those who want to take photos; every last Wednesday of a month the entrance is free. Speaking... More

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Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

In every capital is located National Art Museum. There are permanent exibitions and exibitions from different countries, cultures and artists. Our museun is not so big but there is national athmosphere from old pictures and icons to modern arts.

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Minsk, Belarus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I have to disagree with most of the reviewers Marc Chagall: Life and Love Exhibition The exhibition of works dedicated to the 125th anniversary one of the major 20th-century painters Marc Chagall in the National Art Museum of Belarus from the collections of the Museum of Israel is simply breath taking The exhibition features 89 works from different periods (1910-1961)... More

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Minsk, Belarus
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

not a fan of museums in Belarus, very poor exhibitions, dusty so if you're allergic to dust be prepared to sneeze...

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A little shabby at times it feels like a museum of 2 halves. there is an old dated start to this museum, a feeling of something a little outside of time and relevance but comes into its own once you move into the modern extension. I found it a really intereseting insight into both historical and contemporary Belarus.

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