'Visit 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.


Exhibitions, Events and Education

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.


   Educational Services:

  • Education programme for pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.
  • Specialist group events
  • Use of the Museum's library
    (by appointment)
  • 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 provide a wide-range of workshops and more hands-on activities, as part of its continuing commitment to education at all levels.


See What's On for forthcoming activities and exhibitions.
Clubs and Associations

The Museum Shop

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.


the museum of east asian art

Admission Charge
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

Opening Hours

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













registered museum

12 Bennett Street Bath BA1 2QL
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 464640  - Fax: +44 (0)1225 461718

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