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Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

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Address: Tyghusplan | Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (Formerly Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Ostasiatiska Museet))
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+46 10 456 12 97
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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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Small but superb collection of small Japanese objects

Their netsuke and inro are topnotch. But the museum is rather small and since the biggest (Chinese) part didn't interest me too much, I was out after only 45 minutes. The... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I ended up in this museum during a day visit of Stockholm and I must say my time was not wasted there. I was surprised by the cleanliness of the space and the quality of the exposition. Here you will find pieces of Chinese, Korean, Indian and Japanese ancien art. Explanations are in Swedish and English, you have lockers, rest... More 

Thank Tatiana E
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

After having seen some of the artefacts at their actual place of origin, this collection seemed very small and uninteresting. Korean section was the least satisfactori, Japanese a tiny bit better. Most of it is Chinese pieces with somewhat informative texts. Very little is interactive, cafe and gift shop are really small and offer not much... One goes through really... More 

Thank Lillemusen
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Their netsuke and inro are topnotch. But the museum is rather small and since the biggest (Chinese) part didn't interest me too much, I was out after only 45 minutes. The exhibition was extremely small. Too small. But everything is free and they even have wifi!

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Not on the same scale as the museum in San Francisco, but nonetheless a well-designed and curated museum of Asian art.

Thank Paul D
La Spezia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Even if it is quite hidden and tiny, it is one of the most complete displays of art in China; I was surprised to find a stele, some very rare shang bronze vessels and a collection, small but complete of ceramics and statues from every dinasty. What it lacks, is painting. And this, being Stockholm the place where Oswald Sirén... More 

Thank NKG69
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

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 

Thank williamrowley
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 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 

Thank Oliver S
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 13 May 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 

Thank Wombatel
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Reviewed 18 February 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

Thank Phayao13
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 15 December 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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