Saga Prefectural Museum was built in 1970 to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the Meiji Period. In 1983, Saga Prefectural Art Museum was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary since the establishment of the Saga prefecture government. These buildings are situated adjacent to one another and operate as one. Here, visitors can appreciate Saga from all aspects of nature, archaeology, history, folklore and arts & crafts.
Saga Prefectural Museum
Beginning with the Yoshinogari Ruins, Saga Prefectural Museum exhibits archaeological materials excavated in Saga prefecture, as well as tools used by fishermen in the Ariake Sea, which are classified as important folk materials. The museum features materials of Saga prefecture dating from the Paleolithic Era to present day.
Saga Prefectural Art Museum
Saga Prefectural Art Museum collects and exhibits paintings, sculptures, crafts and so forth from the early modern and modern periods. There is a wide assortment of works by artists, sculptors, potters and fabric-dyeing artists from Saga such as Kaneyuki Hyakutake, Keiichiro Kume, Saburosuke Okada, Tadao Koga and the 12th generation Kakiemon.
From train station: 15-minute taxi ride from Saga Station on the JR Nagasaki Main Line
Car: 35-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Saga-Yamato IC
Bus: Get on Saga City Bus on the Hiroe Wasaki Line or Hiramatsu Loop Line at Saga Bus Center, and get off at “Hakubutsukan Mae” stop
● Admission Fee: Free (except for special exhibitions)
● Opening Hours: 9:30 - 18:00 (admission ends at 17:30)
● Closed: Mondays (or the following day if a Monday falls on a public holiday) and December 29 - 31
● Parking Lot: Accommodates 80 cars in Art Museum and 40 cars in Museum
● Contact: Saga Prefectural Museum and Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Tel: +81-952-24-3947