North Carolina Museum Of Art

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  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States, 27607
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9198396262
  • Fax: +1-9197338034
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

North Carolina Museum Of Art - Review

The North Carolina Museum of Art or the NCMA as it is called in short was started in 1956 to be the first major museum in the whole country that was established on State legislation and funding. The museum incorporates a collection of over 5000 years worth of artistic work from the ancient past to present, 40 galleries containing permanent and temporary exhibits, an amphitheater for outdoor performances and the country’s largest museum park which has many major works of art. Being admission free and hosting so many attractions inside, the museum is a must visit in your itinerary if you are slightly inclined towards the arts.

North Carolina Museum Of Art Information

  • Photography is allowed only for personal, non commercial use.
  • Tripods and video cameras not allowed.
  • Tours are available for people with different disabilities.

North Carolina Museum Of Art Ticket Prices

  • Admission to Museum is charged during Art in Bloom from April 7 – 10, 2016.
  • There is a charge for some special exhibitions and programs like concerts, films, classes and performances.
  • Guided tours are free of charge.
  • Please refer to official website for more details.

North Carolina Museum Of Art Opening and Closing Hours

  • Museum closed on some holidays.
  • Museum park is open from dawn to dusk.

Iris restaurant, West building timings:

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 2pm
  • Friday dinner: 5:30 am – 10 pm (last seating at 8:30 pm)
  • Sunday: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Sip coffee bar timings:

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Daily Museum Tours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 1:30 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

How To reach North Carolina Museum Of Art by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Bus 16 stops at Blue Ridge Rd at Forest View Rd bus station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

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  • North Carolina Museum Of Art Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States, 27607
  • North Carolina Museum Of Art Contact Number: +1-9198396262
  • North Carolina Museum Of Art Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • North Carolina Museum Of Art Price: Free
  • Best time to visit North Carolina Museum Of Art(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit North Carolina Museum Of Art: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Raleigh include North Carolina Museum Of Art in their plan

  • 46.96% of people start their North Carolina Museum Of Art visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see North Carolina Museum Of Art

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North Carolina Museum Of Art, Raleigh Reviews

  • This was one of the best run museums that I have ever visited. Great collections and well curated. Worth it just for the Rodin sculpture garden. The park next to it was so peaceful and well designed. We ate breakfast on the benches and tables and then went to see the museum. The admission is free but they recommend a 3 dollar donation which is very reasonable for what you get. I have been to many paid museums that I liked less than this one.

  • I love going to this museum, and I would probably go every week. It will take about 2hrs to be able to explore everything on all the floors. It will take longer to watch any movies in the little theater, explore where the butterflies are, and sit through one of those show and tells (can't think of the actual names right now). There is a little cafeteria place to eat upstairs, and also the bigger one downstairs. The best part of the museum outside is the big globe. The best part inside is hard to choose, I love the walkway under the sea, the dark room showing the Earth, and the big aquarium is also awesome. There are a few empty displays, and certain things you want to see only happens at specific times, but that's not a big deal. Parking is hard because if there are no street parking in front, then you'd have to drive around to park at a metered spot ($.25/15mins).

  • Free art museum with a park right next to it. The African Gallery is well curated and the quality of European paintings is very good (strong reflection on some of the paintings makes it difficult to take good pictures though). The Judaic art exhibition is not seen in most other museums. On the down side, exhibitions of all collection areas in the West Building are under the same "White Cube" setting of display, which I don't quite understand. Also, there is no public transportation that goes directly to the museum (but they do have a large parking lot).

  • I have always loved the museum and have recently rejoined as a member. You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences is amazing, a must experience special exhibit. My sister visiting from NYC was even impressed with the exhibit. We are lucky to have a world class museum here in Raleigh! The museum park is also a ton of fun and a great location for dog lovers! I just love everything about this museum!

  • My family has been here a handful of times and it is always a great outing. During the summer, they have movies out on the lawn which is SUCH a great time. During a normal day, a walk through the sculpture garden is great to get outdoors or perfect for a walk with young children. Inside is less conducive to young children (like any art museum) but I know that they have a kids creative room that sometimes has activities for the little ones. The museum itself is wonderful and they are very informative about their art!

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