Kyushu National Museum has reopened to the public

Please visit the announcement page for details on visitor guidelines, opening hours, exhibit/facility closures, and how to prepare for your visit.

Postponement of the Special Exhibition, Eternal Japan: Blessings from the Land and Sea

Due to various factors resulting from the spread of the novel coronavirus, Kyushu National Museum has decided to postpone the upcoming Special Exhibition, Eternal Japan: Blessings from the Land and Sea, which was originally scheduled to run from 21 July 2020 to 13 September 2020.
The exhibition has been postponed to next year. Exact dates will be announced on this website once they have been finalized. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we seek your understanding and cooperation.

Postponement of the Special Exhibition, Gaya [working title]

Due to various factors caused by the novel coronavirus, Kyushu National Museum has decided to postpone the upcoming Special Exhibition, Gaya [working title], which was originally scheduled to run from 13 October 2020 to 6 December 2020. Details on the new exhibition schedule will be announced on this page when they have been finalized. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we seek your understanding and cooperation.

Opening Hours

9:30–17:00

Fridays & Saturdays: Until 20:00

Closed: Every Monday
(If Monday is a public holiday, it will be open and the Museum will be closed the next day.)

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筑紫の神と仏
Cultural Exchange Exhibition Hall—Feature Exhibition

Celebrating 15 Years of Kyushu National Museum and Commemorating 100 Years of the Dazaifu Historical Site Designation
Worship in Tsukushi

2 June 2020 (Tue) – 30 August 2020 (Sun)


The ancient city of Dazaifu functioned not only as a regional government center within Kyushu, but also as Japan’s window of trade with continental Asia. Historical accounts testify to how it flourished as a center of culture, yet beneath all that lay a society gripped by unrest stemming from political dispute and illness. Such anxiety caused the people to turn to worship of gods or Buddhism, as they offered prayers to local deities and Buddhist figures alike in hopes of a peaceful life. This exhibition features artifacts that reflect the diversity in forms of worship in Dazaifu.

しきしまの大和へ
Cultural Exchange Exhibition Hall—Feature Exhibition

Celebrating 15 Years of Kyushu National Museum
Yamato: The Cradle of Japanese Civilization

28 July 2020 (Tue) – 20 December 2020 (Sun)


The prefecture we now know as Nara, famous for its deer and its giant Buddha statue, was once known as Yamato. It is also a site where many historically significant artifacts have been unearthed. These artifacts bear witness to how elements of foreign cultures came to Japan and helped pave the way for Yamato’s development into the capital of a nation. Come and see treasures excavated from the ancient capital of Japan, and discover the roots of Japanese culture.

Welcome to Kyuhaku at Home!


Kyuhaku, short for Kyushu National Museum, is home to the Womens' Archaeology Club, and Ajippa, an interactive exhibition gallery.
Kyuhaku at Home is a video series by these groups that aims to bring fun activities from the museum to your home!
We'd love to see your creations! Upload pictures of your work on Twitter with the #ouchi989 hashtag so that we can enjoy your masterpieces!

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Opening Hours

9:30–17:00

Fridays & Saturdays: Until 20:00

Closed: Every Monday
(If Monday is a public holiday, it will be open and the Museum will be closed the next day.)

Restaurant and cafe

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Getting to the Museum

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