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.)

Museum Photo Guide

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海幸山幸
Special Exhibition

In the Embrace of the Mountains and Seas
Nature in the Japanese Imagination

9 October 2021 (Sat) – 5 December 2021 (Sun)


The peoples of Japan have lived surrounded by the mountains and the seas since ancient times, blessed by nature’s riches through the ages. This exhibition explores the many ways Japanese people have interacted with, perceived, and represented nature since the legendary Age of the Gods, and, in doing so, offers new perspectives into the origins of Japanese culture.

Online tickets now on sale!

特集展示:琉球王国文化遺産集積・再興事業 巡回展『手わざ - 琉球王国の文化 -』
Cultural Exchange Exhibition Hall—Feature Exhibition

TEWAZA
Recreating Ryukyuan Handicraft Culture

19 October 2021 (Tue) – 12 December 2021 (Sun)


Modernization and warfare have led to the disappearance of many valuable cultural relics from the Ryukyu Kingdom (present-day Okinawa Prefecture), as well as the knowledge and skills to make them. Since 2015, the Okinawa Prefectural Museum has undertaken the herculean task of using modern scholarly approaches and state-of-the-art technology to document, analyze, and revive cultural heritages once lost to us. This exhibition will present their findings and re-creations in a variety of fields, from fine arts to decorative arts, and even musical instruments. Delve deeper into the unique tale of cultural exchange as told by these objects, which hark from a region both culturally distinct from, yet historically intertwined with the rest of Japan.

令和3年度留学生イベント
Exchange Student Event 2021

Kofun Colours: Decorated Japanese Tumuli

3 November 2020 (Wednesday)

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!

Kyuhaku at Work!


Loosely inspired by the popular Japanese TV programme Jounetsu Tairiku, this video series casts a spotlight onto some of the people working behind the scenes in Kyushu National Museum (Kyuhaku), bringing you an insider view into their work, as well as their aspirations for the museum.

Updated Visitation Guidelines

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

2 September 2020 Update: Ajippa, our interactive exhibition gallery on the first floor, has reopened to the public. Please visit this page for more details.

From 6 April 2021 onward, visitors will be able to take photos of the exhibits (with exceptions) in our permanent Cultural Exchange Exhibition Hall. Please visit this page for more details.

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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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Museum Photo Guide

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