Monday to Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00 (last entry at 18:30)
*hours may vary for special exhibitions or events
798 Art District
No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015
Telephone: +86 10 5780 0200
Getting to UCCA
UCCA is located at the Dashanzi exit of Beijing’s Airport Expressway, between the high-rise bustle of Wangjing and the mellow tree-lined enclave of Lidu. The closest subway stops are Line 14 stations Wangjing Nan and Jiangtai (another station, Gaojiayuan, is under construction directly opposite the entrance to 798, but its opening has been repeatedly delayed.) Bus service is available at the Dashanlukou Nan and Wangyefen stops. Parking is available within 798 though can require patience and ingenuity. Taxis and rideshare services are also readily available.
UCCA Dune is hidden beneath the sands by the Bohai Sea in Beidaihe, a beachside retreat town 300 kilometers from Beijing long favored by everyone from ordinary residents to China’s central leadership. Designed by leading Chinese studio OPEN Architects, UCCA Dune has won many architectural awards since opening last October, and offers an aesthetic experience even beyond the exhibition on view.
Located within the Aranya Gold Coast—a resort community known for its innovative architectural and cultural offerings—a visit to UCCA Dune makes for a great chance to savor art, breath some ocean air, and get out of the city.
Fall and winter hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Aranya Gold Coast Community, Beidaihe, Hebei
Getting to UCCA Dune
Trains depart throughout the day from Beijing Station and Beijing Nan Station to Beidaihe Station, the fastest of which take around 2 hours. Train tickets tend to sell out fast, especially in the summer, so book in advance. After arriving at the station, local buses, taxis, or rideshare services can take you to Aranya Gold Coast. Driving from Beijing, in part along the G1 Beijing-Harbin Expressway, will get you to the museum in around 4 hours. We recommend purchasing UCCA Dune tickets in advance to ensure a smooth process at the entrance to Aranya, where staff may ask to see your ticket.
Exhibitions at UCCA change frequently throughout the year, and admission fees vary based on the number and nature of the exhibitions on view. For UCCA Beijing, please purchase tickets on UCCA’s official WeChat account or visit the museum’s front desk, where cash and credit cards are accepted. (Unfortunately, our website does not currently support international ticket sales.) Discounted tickets are available for students with valid identification, seniors, and disabled guests.
Visitors to UCCA Dune may purchase tickets on UCCA’s official WeChat account and show their electronic proof of purchase for entrance to Aranya Gold Coast Community, or alternately purchase tickets at the entrance of Aranya. Students and Aranya residents may purchase discounted tickets by showing valid identification.
UCCA Members enjoy year-round access to all exhibitions at UCCA Beijing and UCCA Dune without the purchase of an additional ticket. Members are also entitled to buy one discounted companion ticket per visit.
Please scan the QR code to purchase tickets over WeChat.
International online ticketing coming soon.
UCCA membership offers the perfect opportunity to more deeply experience all that China’s leading institution of contemporary art has to offer. Members are entitled to year-round access to UCCA exhibitions across all locations without the purchase of additional tickets. They can use a special lane to access exhibitions, and receive invitations to exclusive previews, events, and guided tours. Members are first in line for reservations and tickets for UCCA public programs, and receive discounts at UCCA Store and at cafes and restaurants around 798. They also have access to a dedicated UCCA Members WeChat group full of useful art information. Best of all, membership is a budget-friendly way to support UCCA’s mission.
Please scan the QR code below, speak with our desk staff, or contact us at email@example.com or +86 10 5780 0200 to become a UCCA Member.
UCCA offers specially tailored experiences for groups of visitors. Our staff have organized visits for primary and secondary schools, universities, multinational corporations, embassies, and government agencies, to name just a few.
If you plan to visit UCCA with a group, please contact us in advance so that we may best accommodate your needs. Groups of 20 or more are eligible to purchase discounted tickets. Fees for guided tours are determined based on the size of the group and length of the tour.
To purchase group tickets or to schedule a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +86 10 5780 0200.
Shanghai Tang at UCCA