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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

About North Carolina Museum Of Art, Raleigh

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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  • 84.15% of people who visit Raleigh include North Carolina Museum Of Art in their plan

  • 48.92% 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

  • Attended the Art In Bloom exhibit. My wife and I really enjoyed it, staying for over two hours. We discussed on the drive home how blessed we are to live here near such a superb art museum with the vision, creativity and prestige to put together such a strong exhibit. This place routinely has great events and exhibits, on top of the world-class collection of artwork. Wonderful place!

  • Nice regional art museum with great master works from antiquity to modern. We went on a chilly cold day and lots of traffic inside the museum did not prevent us from enjoying our trip. My sister and I are both art teachers who teach elementary through high school and we both feel that all ages could appreciate this museum. The Greek and Egyptian collections are pretty complete for a regional museum. All (most) of the textbook impressionist masters are there and there is a a great collection of printing plates. Love to see families sprawled on the floor with sketchbooks in tow. Students are there too with their kits appreciating the techniques of acclaimed painters and sculptors. A great long afternoon!

  • I only explored the sculpture garden, but I would highly recommend you check it out if you’re in the area. It’s free, and spans a huge amount of land, including into the woods. I went on a Saturday morning and it was not crowded and so peaceful. If I go back I would definitely want to go in the morning again!

  • Went here for an engagement photoshoot. I've been to the park many times before to exercise, saunter, meander, and the like. Also, they have a great concert venue where you can bring your folding chairs and have a picnic while watching the Indigo Girls! You just can't bring in alcohol... So we buy a bottle of red wine once we get in.

  • Inside and out, totally worth a trip! The walking/biking trails are fantastic with exhibits throughout. Lots of places to interact with art and get up close to it. Kid friendly and welcoming, we love to stop by and see what is new. Best part - FREE!

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