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National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)
National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)

National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)

1 Wusi St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing, China, 100006

The Basics

Explore artworks ranging from paintings to sculptures, pottery, calligraphy, and folk art at the National Art Museum of China. In addition to over 20 exhibition halls over six floors, there’s a pleasant garden area. The museum also hosts over 100 special exhibitions annually on different themes and topics. Explore the National Art Museum of China independently or as part of a guided art tour, during which you can also visit 798 Art Zone. Alternatively, opt for a private tour and add the museum to any customized itinerary.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The National Art Museum of China is suitable for art lovers.

  • The museum offers free admission with a valid Chinese ID or foreign passport.

  • Visitors must collect a ticket for entrance, valid on the day of issue.

  • Many exhibits do not include English displays or translations.

  • On-site facilities include restrooms, a café, and a souvenir shop.

  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs are available to borrow.

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How to Get There

The National Art Museum of China is located in the Dongsi area of Beijing. Take subway line 5 or 6 to Dongsi Station (exit E) and walk west. A number of buses also stop nearby, including buses 58, 101, 103, 104, 108, 109, 112, and 128.

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When to Get There

The National Art Museum of China is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Mondays (unless a legal holiday). Last admission is one hour before closing. Only 4,000 tickets are issued per day, so plan for an earlier arrival in the day to guarantee entry.

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New National Art Museum of China Complex

Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the new complex is inspired by the simplicity of a “single brush stroke.” The new complex is expected to be the centerpiece of a new cultural district at Olympic Park and will be built on a 1,384,239-square-foot (128,600-square-meter) space next to the Bird’s Nest.

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