Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art

Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art 長崎県美術館

Jake Davies

Located on the waterfront in downtown Nagasaki and opened in 2005 the new Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art was designed by architect Kengo Kuma and is built on both sides of a canal with an enclosed glass walkway over the water connecting the two parts.

The wide promenade along the canal and areas around the museum are an open public space dotted with sculptures.

Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki

The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art's permanent collection focuses on modern art created by Nagasaki artists or with a Nagasaki theme but also has the largest collection of Spanish art in Japan.

This is the legacy of a Mr. Suma who was the Japanese Ambassador to Spain for many years and collected close to 2,000 pieces of Spanish art. The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art also has a revolving schedule of temporary exhibitions which require a separate entrance fee.

The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art contains a cafe and a museum shop and great views out to sea from the roof garden.

Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki

Access - Getting to Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art

Open from 10am to 8pm. Closed on the 2nd and 4th Mondays and over the New Year period.
Permanent Collection entrance 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for children.

Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art
2-1 Dejima-cho, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki 850-0862
Tel: 095 833 2110

The Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art is a short walk from the Shimin Byoin tram stop and 3 minutes from the Dejima tram stop on tram line #1, 3 stops south of Nagasaki Station.

Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki

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