Why National Art Museum of China is special
With all the city spots and natural beauty here in Beijing, local museum is also a good choice you may weigh your option. Taking a tour to the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is a great way to get acquainted with local culture of both past and present.
Since its establishment, the museum has held thousands of various influential exhibitions, which provided an important platform of artistic exchange between China and the world.
National Art Museum of China Highlights
The earliest root of the Museum dates back to the foundation of New China. It was established as the cultural landmark and opened to the public from 1963. The main building has a strong feature of ancient Chinese architecture with its glamorous roof covered by yellow glazed tiles. It occupies more than 18,000 square meters, having 17 exhibition halls in total.
The Museum's collection covers pieces from 19th century till today, representing the modern and contemporary artistic history in China. Its foreign collection dates back to 1999, now the museum has hundreds of foreign artistic works including four oil painting of Picasso.
The museum attracts over one million visitors each year. Except for exhibitions, it also brings aesthetic education to people. You could also take a look at its digital museum launched through its website.
9:00 -17:00 (No Entry after 16:00)
Free of charge, but remember to present your passport/ID to collect the ticket
National Art Museum of China
No. 1 Wusi Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
How to get there by subway:
Dongsi Station：Line 5 or Line 6, about 300 meters west of the exit of Dongsi Station