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The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus

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Address: Lenina 20, Minsk 220030, Belarus
Phone Number: +375 17 227-71-63

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a fantastic and fascinating museum

a fantastic and fascinating museum with all sorts of paintings and precious artefacts displayed. I enjoyed the small ancient Egypt items, the items from India were numerous and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a fantastic and fascinating museum with all sorts of paintings and precious artefacts displayed. I enjoyed the small ancient Egypt items, the items from India were numerous and photography was not allowed on the India items and photography not allowed on the wonderful wood carvings recently rescued from a church. Enjoyed the vast rooms and huge sweeping marble staircases, there... More 

Thank vanessashihtzu
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to this museum just to watch one exhibition but stayed here for two hours. This place has a good collection of russian and belorussian art and architecture is cool.

Thank maria_krasa
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

|The Museum is in the city centre/ It is not big and you'll spend at least 3 hour enjoy the art! The rooms are wide and full of light!! They accept bank card but if you are to buy some souveniers be ready to pay only in cash!!

Thank Nightfoxbmg
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This museum provides a variety of expositions: from Belarusian Church wooden art of the 15th to contemporary art. If you are interested in Russian academic art you will find some famous works by Vrubel, and other artists, here. If you travel to Minsk in May you will have an opportunity to participate in the interactive program dedicated to the Night... More 

Thank Aliona S
Buren, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

It may be the Museum of National Art. It could just as well be the museum of missing art or left overs. There is no real story told in this museum. Too many pieces and they don't fit together. Everything is scattered in a very nice building. And most of the time there is an explanation in English. However, that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

In a city where few museums are large or have signs in English, this is one of the exceptions. The art ranges from the contemporary (mind bogglingly bad in my opinion) to the medieval (interestingly armless statues and religious paintings) with everything in between and a scattering of work from other parts of the world. I found the Stalin-era paintings... More 

Thank ChrisfromLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A huge range of periods and styles - mostly paintings but some sculpture. Well presented and inexpensive entry fee. Sadly the shop would not sell me any post cards or books due to the introduction of their new currency notes. So nothing to take away but fading memories. Don't miss this gallery. No cafe - another lost opportunity.

Thank RaibeartAlba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

There are several reasons why I like this museum a lot: - Quality of paintings is top - Exhibition rooms are not overfilled with paintings and mainly in the upper floors there is a lot of light due to the interesting architecture of the building. - We were there on a Saturday and still the museum was not overcrowded. There... More 

Thank Thomas G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

It lacks the famous pieces that other European museums may have...but this is still an Impressive museum with works by Belarusian artists...the new annex has some interesting artifacts from places as far as Korea and Japan

Thank thelonious22
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Right now, the Goya and Picassos and much of the European pieces are not on display. There is a marvelous lovely "new section" as well designed and curated as any we have seen in the world and we've seen a lot. Modern statues, bright elegant new artists as well as more traditional Belarusian art. Fortunately, very little of the traditional... More 

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