Poly Art Museum (保利艺术博物馆)

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1 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie
In a wholly unexpected location – on the ninth floor of a modern office block – this display of ancient art is a real find, whether you’re a Chinese bronze aficionado or just searching for some peace. The museum is small and quiet but packed with treasures, and most days you’ll have the dimly lit, elegant space to yourself. Take the chance to inspect the artefacts, which range from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), close up in a way that few other museums will allow.

Don’t miss Bronze animal heads from the Old Summer Palace
Estimated time 30 minutes
Venue name: Poly Art Museum (保利艺术博物馆)
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Sat
Admission: 20RMB
English address: 9th floor New Poly Plaza, 1 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区朝阳门北大街1号新保利大厦