Hours and Admission


Opening Hours

Regular opening hours

Sundays to Thursdays: 9:30–17:00 (last admission at 16:30)

During Special Exhibitions

Sundays, Tuesdays to Thursdays: 09:30–17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Fridays and Saturdays (Kyuhaku After Five*): 09:30–20:00 (last admission at 19:30)
*Please note that the Museum Shop on the first floor closes at 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays as well.

Museum closing days

The museum is closed on Mondays. If Monday falls on a public holiday or substitute holiday, the Museum will be open that day and closed on the following working day. The museum is also closed at the end of the year. For detailed closing days, please refer to the calendar below.


April
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
           
Closed
May
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
June
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
July
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
August
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
September
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
October
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
November
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
December
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
           
Museum closing days
Kyuhaku After Five (museum remains open till 20:00)
January
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        
           
Museum closing days
February
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28        
           
Museum closing days
March
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
           
Museum closing days

Tickets

The following admission fees apply for entry into the fourth-floor permanent Cultural Exchange Exhibition, and includes entry into any ongoing Feature Exhibitions and special displays.*

Adults:
700 yen
University students:
350 yen (please present valid student identification documents upon request)
*For details on Special Exhibition admission fees, please check the corresponding exhibition page (link available from the homepage).
Online ticket purchase is now available! Click the icon below to purchase your tickets online.

Please note that tickets purchased via asoview! are only available for the permanent Cultural Exchange Exhibition. Visitors who wish to see the Special Exhibition should purchase tickets directly from the ticketing counter at the museum, or visit the relevant online ticketing service as detailed in the Special Exhibition page.

Admission is free for the following persons. Please present the relevant documentation upon entry into the exhibition hall.

Visitor Type Required Documents
Visitors with disabilities, and up to one accompanying person Disability documents
High school (or equivalent) students Valid student identification documents
Visitors under the age of 18 Valid personal identification documents indicating your date of birth (e.g., passport, driver’s license)
Visitors aged 70 or above
Kyushu National Museum Campus Members Valid student or staff identification documents

Visitor Parking

Parking Fees
Bicycles Free
Motorbikes 250 yen per entry
Cars 500 yen per entry
Minibuses 1,300 yen per entry
Buses 2,000 yen per entry
Parking Spaces
Car 313
Bus 9

Amenities

The following services and amenities are available at our museum:

Cloakroom

The cloakroom is located on the first floor of the museum building. Cloakroom services are free.

Lockers

Free lockers are available on the first and third floors of the museum building. Visitors will have to insert a 100-yen coin, which will be refunded after use.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available inside the museum building, except inside the exhibition halls. Instructions on connecting to the internet are available here.

Portable translation devices

Staffed counters are equipped with portable translation devices that can translate from and into 74 different languages, allowing us to better cater to the needs of non-Japanese-speaking visitors.

Rental strollers

Strollers are available for rental. Please note that strollers will not be allowed in the exhibition halls when it is crowded. Our staff will provide rental baby slings instead.

Rental wheelchairs

We have fifteen (15) wheelchairs available for rental. Please see the section below on accessibility for details on other accessible facilities and amenities.

Rental slippers

Certain shoes may make loud noises when coming into contact with the hardwood floors of our exhibition halls. As such, we have made slippers available for rental to visitors who wish to change into quieter shoes. Rental slippers are available for free in the third-floor locker area, or from the information counter outside the Cultural Exchange Exhibition Hall on the fourth floor.

Nursing room

The nursing room is located on the first floor of the museum building. Diaper-changing tables are available in all female restrooms and accessible restrooms.

Nursing Room
Nursing Room
Sick bay

There are sick bays located on the first and fourth floors of the museum. Visitors who are feeling unwell may approach our staff for assistance.

Medical rooms
Sick bay

Accessibility

Our museum is equipped with various facilities to make it accessible to a diverse range of visitors with various needs. In addition, we welcome visitors who need to bring their assistance and guide dogs into our museum and exhibition halls (pets are, however, not allowed to enter).

Platform lift

A wheelchair-accessible route to our museum from Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station is available via the Rainbow Tunnel. This route leads up the mountain to the museum entrance, and is fitted with a platform lift. Visitors who wish to use the lift may speak to our staff via the intercom. Up to one person may board the lift with the primary user.

Medical rooms
Platform lift
Accessible parking

Parking is free for visitors with disabilities. We also have designated accessible parking spaces. Please inform the staff at the carpark entrance, and present the relevant disability documents.

Accessible restrooms

Accessible restrooms are available on the first, third, and fourth floors of the museum (the second floor is a staff-only area).

Medical rooms
Accessible restroom
Elevators

All floors of the museum are accessible via elevators.

Rental wheelchairs

We have fifteen (15) wheelchairs available for rental. Please approach our staff for assistance.

Toilet for assistance and guide dogs

Assistance and guide dogs are welcome in our museum, and may use the toilet outside the building. Please clean up the area after use.

Medical rooms
Toilet for assistance and guide dogs

Floor Map