This is the first museum operated by a state-owned enterprise on China mainland. Most of its collections are retrieved from abroad. You will see many treasures on China Ancient Bronze Art Exhibition and China Ancient Stone Carvings Exhibition, such as three-ox-head goblets of Shang Dynasty, cooking vessels and bells produced in ancient times.
They reflect the development and the unique charm of China ancient bronze civilization. 40 carved figures of Buddha give an outline of the prosperity of Buddhism in China from 5th century to 8th century. The carved figures of Buddha found in Qingzhou, Shandong Province are well preserved and exquisite in techniques.
In December 1999 when Poly Art Museum was officially opened to the public, what attracted the audience was not only hundreds of treasures housed here, but also its purpose that is seeking delicate, precious and rare collections instead of large numbers and wide ranges.
Address: No. 14 Dongzhimen South Street, 2nd floor of Poly Building, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Bus Route: Bus No.115, 118 to the stop of Dongsishitiao
Self-drive Route: Northeastern corner of Dongsishitiao
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 9: 30-16: 30；close on state holidays
Nearby Sights: Poly Building, Poly Theater, Hong Kong and Macao Center, Asia Center
Admission Fee: RMB 50 Yuan；25 Yuan for students and the retired people with relevant proofs.
(China.org.cn August 25, 2005)