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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))
Phone Number: +46 10 456 12 97
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Tue 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 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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