the House of Oriental Treasures'
| Since opening to the public in April 1993, the Museum has gone from
strength to strength,
and has become one of the most extensive collections of East Asian art
outside London. With a collection of almost 2,000 objects, ranging in
date from c.5000 BC to the present day, the Museum offers its
visitors a wonderful insight into the art and cultures of China,
Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. With one of the most comprehensive
jade collections in the UK and some of the finest bamboo carvings
in Europe, the collection uncovers the finest achievements in
East Asian craftsmanship.
As an educational charity, the Museum of East Asian
Art strives to promote a deeper
understanding of East Asian cultures. To do this the Museum provides
educational services designed to encourage children and adults to
discover the art and cultures of East Asia through listening,
observing, creating and handling.
- Education programme for pre-schools, primary and secondary
schools, colleges and universities.
- Specialist group events
- Use of the Museum's library
- Use of the Museum's photographic library (by appointment)
- Lectures and illustrated talks
- Workshops & Tours
Museums are renowned for being unfriendly for
younger visitors, full of objects they cannot touch and information
they cannot understand. The Museum of East Asian Art is keen to
shake off this image and strives to involve children from an early
age by offering exciting events and activities.
The Museum provides an education service to primary and secondary
schools, as well as adult education and universities. We also
a wide-range of workshops and more hands-on activities, as part of
continuing commitment to education at all levels.
See What's On for forthcoming activities and exhibitions.
Clubs and Associations
The Museum Shop
The Museum shop sells an extensive range of cards, gifts and books
that continue the East Asian theme. Colourful lanterns,
accessories and ceramics are also available including many items
inspired by the Museum's collection. Please feel
free to come and browse.
Adults - £5
Children (6-12) - £2
Children under 6 - FREE Seniors - £4
Student - £3.50
Family - £12
Fees for Friends of the Museum
Single - £18
Double - £30
Family - £36
Overseas - £24
Young person - £12 Disabled - £12 Unemployed - £12
Monday: Closed all day (except some Bank Holidays)
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am until 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon until 5pm
Last admission to the Museum is at 4.30pm