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Poly Art Museum

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Small but exquisite museum

I had a couple of hours between meetings and was in the area, so I popped in this museum not... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2019
kevinsearl
For the history nerds.

It is small and on the 9th floor of an office museum. The exhibit is mostly of "pots" but it is... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
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Oct 2, 2019
“Small but exquisite museum”
Mar 1, 2018
“For the history nerds.”
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2nd floor of Poly Building, No. 14 Dongzhimen South Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

I had a couple of hours between meetings and was in the area, so I popped in this museum not knowing what to expect other than some of the repatriated bronze fountain heads from the Old Summer Palace. It is located in an office building,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinsearl
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

It is small and on the 9th floor of an office museum. The exhibit is mostly of "pots" but it is lovely to see such relics coupled with some lovely Buddhist statues. For most people only make the effort if you are in the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank poewilson
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a treasure house of buddhist sculptures and bronze. From what I understand, most of the pieces have been derived from auctions. They represent the best of the genres. There are about a dozen buddhist sculptures, most of the Qingzhou style, the most appealing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

This collection is quite small but nevertheless it is exceptional. The plan is well-laid out in a grid so that you can really see things well. The museum itself does not seem to have a lot of traffic and in Beijing this is a real...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank weregypsies
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

While the main draws for many are four of the looted zodiac heads from the Summer Palace, a dark symbol of Western imperialism in a China, the museum also has a well-curated collection of Bronze Age items. The museum takes up a floor in a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 463linh
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Definitely worth a visit. We went on a Saturday, and since the museum is in a commercial building, parking was easy and the building was quiet. It is in the New Poly Building on the southwest corner of the East Second Ring Road and Dongsishitiao....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jock W
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Located on the 9th floor of the impressive Poly Plaza building, this museum is on the small side but has an outstanding collection of artefacts. The ancient bronze art works are delightful. They range from the Shang Dynasty beginning 1600 BCE to the Tang era,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum in Beijing but the museum contain a lot of Bronze and Stone China Ancient Sculpture. If you have time it take only an hour to visit and few people inside. Admission fee is 20 RMB. Take subway Line 2 get...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Panya C
Reviewed March 28, 2016

It's directly accessible from exit D of the Dongsi Shitiao metro station on line 2. Purchase your tickets from the concierges desk in main lobby. The museum is on the 9th floor of the New Poly Plaza. All items are beautifully arranged, behind glass with...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank bonanza1973
Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife, our son, and his girlfriend (now fiancee) took the great, ultramodern Beijing subway to the Poly Plaza (get off at Chaoyangmen station on line 2 or line 6). This is a great, airy space bordered by equally ultramodern skyscrapers with innovative design. Enter...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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