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Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

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Address: 2-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 11-81-958-33-2110
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Moderm Art Museum that House Famous Paintings

Came here via the Tram. The building is Modern and very futuristic. For 400yen, you can see the art collection, Otherwise, it is free to see the building. The art collection has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here via the Tram. The building is Modern and very futuristic. For 400yen, you can see the art collection, Otherwise, it is free to see the building. The art collection has the paintings of Rembrant. They also features many Spanish artist, of which Pablo Picaso is the most famous with two paintings. The third floor is the sky roof... More 

Thank jdchua521
Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rather small collection and not first class. Interesting building for Japanese standards, but do not have too high expectations. Good if it is raining in Nagasaki or if you have seen everything else and still have an afternoon to kill. Otherwise do not bother.

Thank Tommy522
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a relatively new fine art museum that opened its door in 2005, but its history goes back to 1965 when Nagasaki Prefecture opened the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum. Located near the Dejima Stop of the municipal tramway, the prominent museum building complex is easy to spot. It has five rooms for their permanent collection and another for a special... More 

1 Thank Chuzaa
Tarui-cho, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's 400 yen to get into the permanent exhibit which is very small. We spent 30 minutes and saw everything. They have two Picassos. It wasn't really worth it. The public exhibit is free and was a collection of calligraphy. Since we can't read Japanese, we couldn't appreciate this section. The Temporary exhibit is an additional 1400 yen. We didn't... More 

Thank 282jellybean25
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beside the changing exhibitions, it is worth to visit this Museum because of the architecture and the Museum shop.

Thank Juergen K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth a visit, beautiful building by Kengo Kuma with spacious rooms for the art and a nice museumshop. Visit the museum for the architecture; art is okay.

Thank Ron D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Though being designed by Kengo Kuma, the museum itself is not excellent. The building has some nice ideas and features but overall it is not an architectural masterpiece. The exhibition is good for Japanese standards. If it is rainy and you have some time to spend, maybe it is worth a visit.

Thank Sebastian D
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were very much fascinated by the beautiful building and its interior designs but not so by the art collections and exhibitions. It is located near the harbour and there is a nice cafeteria inside. We can enjoy a fantastic view from the rooftop.

1 Thank Graubuendener
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited the Art Museum with my six-year-old daughter and the variety on offer kept her attention for most of the visit. We had to pay extra for the temporary exhibit - but that was our highlight - beautiful Japanese paintings, kimonos and other items by Kataoka Tsurutaro. The permanent exhibition was also good, but we walked through much faster.... More 

Thank Carlienka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I enjoyed my short visit while my wife went shopping. A very pleasant break in a nice area of the city. English spoken. There is a gift shop and a small cafeteria. The exhibit was small, but that is good if you find that many art museums have too much to mentally digest. Plus it being small you won't have... More 

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