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Address: Tyghusplan | Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (Formerly Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Ostasiatiska Museet))
Phone Number: +46 10 456 12 97
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Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities is a vivid meeting place for Asian...

The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities is a vivid meeting place for Asian cultures, a forum for experiences and debate on Asia in the world, culturally and traditionally – both in the present and in the future.

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Great little collection and it's free!

I love asian art and so does my wife so we really wanted to come to this museum. To our delight, it was free and the collection, although not huge does have some incredible pieces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highlight was the Chinese exhibit. Approximately fifteen items per dynasty with informative text. From 2000 BC drinking vessels to 18th Century vases & plates. Also Japanese armour and artwork, statues from far east religions, Korean furniture. A short walk up path from 65 bus stop at the top of Skeppsholmsbron (path shown on Google Earth but not on Google Maps).... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I love asian art and so does my wife so we really wanted to come to this museum. To our delight, it was free and the collection, although not huge does have some incredible pieces and we very much enjoyed the collection from Japan and Korea. The woodblock prints by Hiroshige was my favourite. The statues from Kamakura and tea... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Popped in here on the way somewhere else and were surprised at how extensive and impressive the collection was. The museum displays artwork from China, Japan and Korea. I especially liked the 'China before China' exhibition of neolithic art, and how some halls were arranged in time order, allowing you to follow the progression of styles. Also an interesting hall... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The museum's collection consists of nearly 100 000 objects.Collections of art and crafts from East and South Asia.The museum is located right next to the Museum of Modern Art. In the museum there is an underground rock cavern sometimes offer special exhibitions example.Terracotta Warriors or City on the Silk Road.Small authentic cafe specializing in Asian cooking

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spend a few hours to see one of Europes best collections of ancient art and handicraft from the far east.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Everything is so dark. It may be a preservation strategy but it is hardly inviting. The Korea and Japan collections especially seem to lack context and good displays. The Chinese porcelain, especially from the Swedish East Indian trade, is impressive as are their other efforts to explain the development of porcelain techniques in China. But there are better museums on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing collection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art in beautifully laid out museum. The exhibition of Chinese books from scrolls to the modern time is huge and impressive and the other sections are worth a visit even if you have had no interest in the subject before. Makes a good contrast with the nearby Modern Art museum.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The museum has exhibitions of sculptures, potteries, paintings, books and artifacts from China, Korea, Japan and India. The Chinese section has artifacts from several dynasties. It is rightly named China before China. There is a separate exhibition about books and printing in china. The Japan and Korean Sections have potteries and paintings. There are also small number of artifacts from... More 

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Il Gzira, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went on a Tuesday since it was open until 8pm (Tue-Fri until 5pm). We arrived at around 7.15pm so we rushed through it. Ideally we would have spent at least an hour to read the displays. When we visited there were some parts of the museum which were closed for renovation. The major exhibits are the Japanese and Chinese... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I recommend to visit this museum to everyone. They have great collections of Japanese, Korean and Chinese art and books. Sometimes you can hit a theme exhibition like "The Japanese characters" this spring. The location of the museum also offer unusual and stunning view of The Royal Palace.

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