We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

North Carolina Museum of Art

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
Phone Number:
+1 919-839-6262
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina...

One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,339 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 950
    Excellent
  • 321
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Very upto date facility

The museum has great lighting and allo photographs. The staff was helpful when asked about parts of the collection. There was a very nice gift shop. We ate at the restaurant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary S
,
york
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

1,339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,321: English reviews
york
Level Contributor
33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has great lighting and allo photographs. The staff was helpful when asked about parts of the collection. There was a very nice gift shop. We ate at the restaurant . The food was very good and service stellar

Helpful?
Thank Gary S
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is beautiful and welcoming! Whether you go inside the museum or enjoy the beautiful green grass and art outside, you will not leave unimpressed.

Helpful?
Thank PVH1954
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful way to spend time and enjoy the arts. Visited a special exhibit set up in the older building which I love. The sections are well defined and easy to get around,

Helpful?
Thank Judy P
Wallace, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful place to just tour and view the arts.The staff was very helpful and polite. I had to visit this place on a class treasure hunt assignment. It was fun, very educational, it even has a bit of romance to it. It could be used as a nice date tour or a place to take the children.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diamond D
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful attention to detail. The main building offers art from multiple time periods and medium. The second building offers roaming art shows -- we visited Ansel Adams and Renaissance Venice. We loved the Venice display --- not only the art, but the maps and historical books, where the writing is a work of art. They offer teen art classes that... More 

Helpful?
Thank CJAce11
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This art museum has so many special exhibits come through that it is like going to a new museum every time we go! Great outdoor spaces as well.

Helpful?
Thank Deborah M
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When my wife and I moved to the Raleigh area 20 years ago the NC Museum of art was in a new building with a very few paintings hanging on the walls. Over the years it has engaged in a systematic program of acquisitions and special displays. It now occupies two buildings, the original one and a state of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank jrobson_101
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Carried my teen daughter & my goddaughter. They loved it. It not an ideal place to take really small children. Beautiful artwork that should be appreciated in ones own thoughts. A good place for a wedding, & picnic on the lawn. They do have a small cafe that my girls & I ate at. Very beautiful. Good place to go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maria P
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum was interesting. I found it a bit boring. To go to the "special exhibits" costs more on top of entry price. We saw antique cars for the special was nice but not worth the extra unless your an enthusiast. Separate building for antiquities with a dining area overpriced. Took about an hour and 1/2 to meander through. Not much... More 

Helpful?
Thank D C
North Carolina
Level Contributor
70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has managed to bring in some exceptionally interesting and high quality touring exhibits. The buildings are lovely and the cafe is a pleasant escape. A very nice place to spend a couple of hours or the afternoon

Helpful?
Thank maureane

Been to North Carolina Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of North Carolina Museum of Art and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
South Carolina
over a year ago
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from North Carolina Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?