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National Art Museum Of China

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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 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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