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Beijing Art Museum
Chinese Name: 北京艺术博物馆
Wanshou Temple, Suzhou Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Direction: Northwest to Tiananmen Square
Distance: 12.0 km away from the city center Tiananmen Square
20 RMB/person (Free to Primary and Middle School Students)
Bus No.300, 323, 362, 374, 482, 811, 817, 944, 967, T5, T8, Yuntong103, Yuntong108, Yuntong110, Yuntong201 at Wanshou Temple Station
With varieties of art collections from the Primitive society to Ming and Qing dynasty in it, Beijing Art Museum is located in Wanshou Temple. Wanshou Temple was first built in 1577 as the royal dedicated temple. After several times of renovation in Qing dynasty, it has become the important royal temple with temples, palaces and gardens together. It has been called Little National Museum in West Beijing.
Beijing Art Museum collects all kinds of ancient art including calligraphy and painting, stone inscription and celebrity letters, imperial embroidery, palace porcelain, ancient furniture, coins of the past dynasties. It also collects ancient books from Song dynasty to the Republic of China.
The whole museum covers 30,000 square meters including 14,000 square meters of construction. Beijing Art Museum was established officially in August, 1987 and opened to the public in 1994.
The fixed displays are Historical exhibition of Wanshou Temple, Buddha art exhibition, exhibition of china art and crafts in Ming and Qing dynasty.
Making use of the setting of the ancient architecture, the Museum has 5 thematic exhibitions including historical exhibition of Wanshou Temple, Buddha art exhibition, exhibition of china art and crafts in Ming and Qing dynasty and painting art exhibition.
09:00 - 16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday
Reservation is needed three days earlier for groups over 10 people
Monday is the rest day.
Letter of introduction from the school is needed for group visits.
Views from Travelers:
It is easy to find. The two magnolias in front of the mountain gate is very beautiful. There are lots of ancient trees in the museum.
It is not so various inside. The museum usually holds different kinds of exhibitions. Some of the Buddha statues had more than 400 hundred years old histories. It is good that there is less dense commercial atmosphere. It is quiet.
Lots of people came here to burn incense to pray. Entering into the courtyard, you will see red ribbons hang full in the yard. Most of the visitors came here to pray for their family or themselves.
It is really very small but full of history.
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