The Saga Prefectural Museum and the Saga Prefectural Art Museum
The Saga Prefectural Museum was opened in 1970 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Meiji Period, for the study and research of materials collected on nature, history, the arts, crafts and folk traditions. Many materials from these fields are on display in the permanent exhibit, "The History and Culture of Saga."
This exhibit focuses on real materials, and also displays models, dioramas and reproductions.
Explanatory panels for each subject, featuring photographs, illustrations and diagrams, have been put in place along with a touch-and-learn experience corner.
Outside the museum you will find the tea house Seikeian - a traditional building for Japanese tea ceremony, and KOGA Tadao's Sculpture Forest, featuring works by the famous Saga-born sculptor.
The Saga Prefectural Art Museum was opened adjacent to the Prefectural Museum in 1983 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Saga Prefectural Government. We have collected paintings, sculptures, crafts, etc., mainly from the modern and contemporary eras, that have a connection to Saga Prefecture. We hope to introduce these materials through research and displays and act as a base for Saga's cultural activities to reach out to the community.
We also possess a large collection of work by OKADA Saburosuke, the famous Saga-born painter.
1-15-23 Jonai, Saga City, Saga Prefecture 840-0041
Telephone: (+81) 0952-24-3947
Fax: (+81) 0952-25-7006
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from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
(Last entrance is 5:30 pm)
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday)
Year End: December 29-31 (closed to air out the museum and prepare the prefectural exhibit)
The museum is open January 1-3
Museum and Art Museum Permanent Exhibits: Free
A fee is charged for museum-sponsored special exhibits (High school students and under, as well as those with disabilities may enter free of charge)
Museum West Entrance (Art Museum Side): 75 vehicles (including handicapped parking for 3 vehicles)
Honmaru Street (Museum Side): 39 vehicles (including handicapped parking for 2 vehicles)
Handicapped Restrooms (Museum and Art Museum 1st Floor) *The Art Museum restroom supports ostomates
Canes, wheel chairs and walker-chairs may be borrowed free of charge