The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Explore one of the largest collections of Belarusian and foreign art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Opened in 1939, the museum moved to its present two-story building with 10 spacious halls in 1957. It houses over 27,000 works of art. When you visit, leave your bags in the cloakroom downstairs and get an audio guide at the museum shop. As you wander the museum, notice the portraits of grand dukes and their families. You'll see heroic revolutionary art, including evocative pictures of Minsk, which was devastated by bombing. The museum also features a vast collection of modern art, as well as Asian art from the 14th-20th centuries. Amenities include a cafe and a shop selling postcards, books, and other souvenirs. Arrange to visit The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus and other attractions in Minsk using our Minsk family vacation planner.
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  • Despite the tragic fate of the Museum, whose collection is irretrievably lost in 1941, the year after the war, managed to create a unique exposition of paintings by leading Russian painters. Very worth a visit!
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  • National Art Museum of the rubublic of Belarus is definitely worth a visit, especially if you came in Minsk for a day. Queue the Museum usually welcoming
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  • Interesting exposition, is worth a visit if rainy and cold. Works in Monday, when all output in Minsk!
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  • This museum, although not big has always some interesting exposition going on. The paintings are not stacked one above the other and the illumination of the building is really well done. The cheap prices for the ticket make it an inexpensive visit.
  • There are several reasons why I like this museum a lot: quality of paintings, 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. This museum have signs in English, this is one of the exceptions. The art ranges from the contemporary to the medieval with everything in between and a scattering of work from other parts of the world. Have to say this is still an impressive museum of Belarus, also there are works by Belarusian artists.
  • Very compact museum with not bad pieces of belarusian and russian art.
  • A lot of interesting objects there you can find
  • Check it out - very funny but also informative on mainly Russian artists.