Hours and Access
Q. What are opening hours?
A. From 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, admission until 30 minutes before closing.
Q. On what days is the museums closed?
A. We are closed on Mondays (open on holiday Mondays and close on the following days); during installation periods; and New Year holidays. For irregular openings and closings, please check the exhibition schedule and news.
Q. How can I get to National Crafts Museum?
A. National Crafts Museum is located in the Honda-no-Mori Park on the south side of the Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. With its various cultural facilities, the area is known familiarly as the Kenrokuen Cultural Zone. The nearest bus stops are “Prefectural Museum of Art, Seisonkaku,” “Hirosaka, 21st Century Museum” and “Dewamachi.”
See Access for more information.
Q. How much is admission?
A. Admission varies from exhibition to exhibition. National Crafts Museum gives either a Museum collection exhibition or a special exhibition.
[Museum Collection Exhibition]
A. Under discussion
* Admission in the parentheses is for groups of 20 people or more.
* Free for high school students, under 18, seniors over 65, Campus Members, those with MOMAT Passport, MOMAT Members, and MOMAT Supporters. Persons with disability and one person accompanying each of them are admitted free of charge.
* Please show your ID to get free entrance.
* Admission to special exhibitions varies from exhibition to exhibition. Please check exhibition webpages.
Q. Is there a free-admission day?
A.*Free admission days are not offered until further notice.
For Museum collection exhibitions, on the first Sunday every month, May 18 (International Museum Day), and November 3 (Culture Day), you can visit our collection exhibition for free, except when the museum is closed.
For special exhibitions, please check exhibition webpages.
Q. Do you hold lectures or events in connection with exhibitions?
A. We are going to hold Museum Talks and lectures in connection with exhibitions.
Q. How long does it take to view an exhibition?
A. It usually takes forty to sixty minutes, depending on how.
Q. Is a list of exhibits for the collection exhibition available?
A. Under discussion
Q. Can I take photographs in National Crafts Museum using, for example, a smartphone?
A. Still photography is permitted at museum collection exhibition. Photographs may not be used for commercial purposes. Works marked with a “no photography” sign may not be photographed because of the owners’ requests. No monopods, tripods or flash allowed. Refrain from actions that disturb other visitors, including cutting in and staying at a place for a long time for photographing. Photographed images may not be reproduced or distributed for commercial purposes. The rule for special exhibitions varies.Please ask our staff in the exhibition gallery. Please ask our staff if you are not sure whether you are visiting a collection exhibition or a special exhibition. For more information, please read the precautions about photographing in the gallery.
Q. May I use photographs taken in the museum? May I use images of art works posted on your website?
A. Photographs may not be used for commercial purposes. Use of your photographs showing exhibits may constitute violation of copyright laws. Use of the images of art works posted on this website is not permitted. Please see the Reproduction page about the loan of images of art works in our collection.
Q. Is food and drink allowed in the Museum?
A. We ask that you refrain from eating and drinking in the Museum.There is no restaurant in the Museum.
Q. Do I have to pay admission to use the Museum Shop or the Art Library?
A. No, you don’t. You can use the Museum Shop and the Art Library without paying admission.
Q. How can I purchase an exhibition catalogue?
A. It is available at the Museum Shop.
Q. Are infants admitted to the Museum?
A. Yes, they are. However, they may be asked to leave for a while when they are thought to disturb other visitors. They may reenter upon request. When crowded, you may be asked to refrain from using your stroller for safety.
Q. Are a crib, a nursing room and a babysitting service available?
A. We have a crib and a nursing room, but no babysitting service.
Q. Are strollers and wheelchairs available for loan?
A. Strollers and wheelchairs are available for loan from the Museum Information Desk at no cost.
Q. Does a caregiver accompanying a visitor with a disability have to pay admission?
A. No, they doesn’t. Admission is free for those with Disability Certificates and one caregiver accompanying each of them.
Q. Whom should I ask about lost articles?
A. Under discussion