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Timings : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Museum of East Asian Art, Bath Overview

Established in 1993, the Museum of East Asian Art is the only museum of the United Kingdom preserving collections of East Asian art and other artefacts. Located on Bennett Street, the museum is a 12-minute walk from the city centre. The museum has an array of over 2000 items of jade, ceramic, bronze, wood and bamboo carvings from Korea, China, Japan and Southeast Asian. The art items conserved in the museum are as old as 5000 BCE.

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Entry fee

Free entry for children (aged >16 years)

Adult    -  GBP 5   INR 442.26
Seniors - GBP 4   INR 353.81

Features and activities of the museum

  • The Museum of East Asian Art hosts learning events throughout the year for adults, families and schools.
  • There are displays of both temporary and permanent exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Some of the activities organised for families are family-friend workshops, family fun days, art and crafts sessions.
  • There are tour and handling sessions and other individual events held for adults and youth.

Things to do at the Museum of East Asian Art

  • There is a museum shop which sells a variety of exclusive relics, gifts and other items.
  • The museum shop opening timings are the same as that of the museum.

History of the place

  • The Museum of East Asia Art was founded in 1993 by Brian McElney, a retired advocate from Hong Kong.
  • In 2018, the museum was subject to theft of valuable and priceless items which evoked another shut down for a while before it reopened again.
  • The museum now dwells within a renovated Georgian building.

How To Reach Museum of East Asian Art

On foot:
Start from the Bath city centre and walk onto James Street West Bath. Take a right turn onto Charles Street and continue walking; you would be walking through the Chapel Row and onto Queen Square. Continue walking, and you would be walking through Gay Street now. Once you reach the roundabout, enter the first exit onto Bennett Street, and the Museum of East Asian Art would be to your left.

By road:
Begin your journey at the Bath city centre; it is the most convenient route. Drive onto James Street and take a right onto Charles Street. Continue on Chapel Row which would turn left into Queen Street. Turn right and continue on Queen Street. Take a left onto Gay Street and take the second exit at the roundabout on Bennett Street. The Museum of East Asian Art would be to your left.
You could use the motorways and 'A' roads for more accessible routes.

Parking is not allowed within the Museum of East Asian Art. However, there are parking spaces just outside the museum. It is recommended to park on Charlotte Street in case you are parking for a longer time.

There are plenty of buses that would drop you off at the museum. Some of them are 200A, 6, 700, 31 and 701. These buses are mostly via the city centre.

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