Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Beijing  /  Museums  /  National Art Museum Of China

National Art Museum Of China, Beijing

(4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Visit National Art Museum Of China to admire modern and contemporary Chinese fine arts, as well as folk arts of cultural significance, spanning four floors and 21 galleries. See the fine arts section displaying modern Chinese and foreign artworks, including oil paintings, frescos, calligraphy, woodcuts, and prints. Among the fine arts, you can see works by legenderay cubist Pablo Picasso. Some of most compelling exhibits in the folk collection include shadow puppets, a great example of Chinese cultural heritage, and paper artwork, popular in the country's rural areas. Admire fine porcelain and lacquer work, then discover the rich world of Chinese traditional costumes. Explanations come in Chinese with brief English translations. Make National Art Museum Of China part of your personalized Beijing itinerary using our Beijing vacation builder.
Create a full Beijing itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Beijing

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Beijing by other users

27 days in China BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in China BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM POLAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Macau, Xi'an & Beijing BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Beijing BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The variety of art at the museum was vast, with modern paintings next to cultural paintings depicting Buddhist monks. The entrance was free which was even better, and the staff were helpful and polite...  more »
  • Majestic building but not too large in terms of exhibitions (right) it is interesting to see how the story is mirrored in the modern art many beautiful and modern exhibitions Tex virtual reality over a historical war event
    View original
  • The good? An easy 1/2 mile walk north of Wangfujing commercial street and it's free. Not so good: 3 floors with a hodgepodge of Revolutionary realist art, genre paintings and modern works - in each ga...  more »
Google
  • One of the Must Visit places in Beijing. Hint: for those who looking nice chinese art supplies, visit two little shops opposite museum (best prices in Beijing).
  • It's a 550 m walk (10 min) from exit E of the Dongsi metro station on line 5. Free admittance with a passport. There are five floors with exhibits on puppets, calligraphy, and paintings. All items are beautifully arranged, behind glass with a direct spotlight, with simple English names but there's no further English text about the details. My 2 year old was scared by the "World of puppets" exhibit and had no interest in the "heritage of calligraphy" exhibit, but was interested in the modern paintings. The paintings were also my favorite. It's a modern museum with beautifully arranged exhibits. You need 1-2 hours.
  • A great place to get acquainted with the Chinese art .
  • Interesting mix of Chinese contemporary and traditional art
  • Excellent exhibits and nice way to spend the day here. Free admission.