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The Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo

CURRENT EXHIBITION

 

Time Travel to the World of the Ancient Orient (Museum Collections)

 

- Please note that the Museum Collections will be closed 24 July - 17 November 2017 due to Special Exhibitions.

 

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

Close-up Gallery: Clay Tablets and Seals: Ancient Emar on the Euphrates

 

Opening: 1 April - 28 May 2017

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CLOSE-UP GALLERY TO COME

Close-up Gallery: Bedouins in the Syrian Desert, Through Megumi Yoshitake's Photography

 

Opening: 10 June - 17 July 2017

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LECTURES/EVENTS

Lecture: "Clay Tablets and Seals"

 

Date: 22 April 2017

Lecturer: Akio Tsukimoto, Keiko Ishida (The Ancient Orient Museum)

 

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LECTURES/EVENTS

Workshop: "Making Cuneiform Tablets and Sealing them!"

 

Date: 29 April 2017

Lecturer: Yoko Watai (JSPS Research Fellow PD)

 

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Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

10.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30)

Short guides in English, Korean, and Chinese are available from the museum reception.

Evening Gallery: 10:00 – 20:00 on occasional Fridays when Evening Lectures are scheduled (admission up to 19:30).
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Closed

New Year holidays from late December to early January, and during exhibition updates

Admission Fees (Museum Collections)

  Individual Group (over 20 people)
Adults 600 Yen 500 Yen
Students 500 Yen 400 Yen
Schoolchildren 200 Yen 100 Yen
  • - Special Exhibitions require separate admission fees (visit each Japanese page for Special Exhibitions).
  • - Free for Museum Members.
  • - Elementary and junior high school students (with school ID) are free on Saturdays and Sundays (Museum Collections only).
  • - Half price for visitors with disabilities and free entry for one attendant.
  • For further information, please contact the museum reception.

Guidelines for Visitors

  • - Please refrain from any actions that may disturb other visitors or damage museum facilities.
  • - Smoking and eating/drinking inside the museum are strictly prohibited.
  • - Photographing the objects on display is not allowed without permission.
  • - Dangerous items and pets are also prohibited in the museum (except service animals).

Access to the Museum

Public Transportation

approximately 15-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, East exit (JR Lines, Tokyo Metro subway, Seibu and Tobu Lines), or 6-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line), exits Nos. 6 and 7.

Parking

Sunshine City Underground Parking (300 Yen/30 minutes)

Contact

Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-1-4, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8630, Japan
Sunshine City Bunka-kaikan 7th floor
TEL: +81-3-3989-3491  FAX: +81-3-3590-3266
e-mail: museum●orientmuseum.com (replace ● with @)

Partnerships

Campus Partnerships

Free of charge for students and staff who are affiliated with the following universities (please show your student/staff ID at the museum entrance): Kokushikan University, Sophia University, University of the Sacred Heart Tokyo, and Rikkyo University.

文化庁 平成28年度 地域の核となる美術館・歴史博物館支援事業

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