Egypt, Land of Discoveries Exhibition

Pieces from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Shizuoka City Museum of Art When: Dec 19th - Mar 31st 2021, 10:00am - 7:00pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Shizuoka City Museum of Art will display a host of treasures from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands. The museum is known for having one of the world's best Egyptian collections, and this event will showcase around 250 of their pieces, including mummies, caskets, stone monuments, and precious papyrus documents.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1500 yen, and advance reservations are required. These can be organized through the official event website.

Getting there

The Shizuoka City Museum of Art is located approximately 3 minutes on foot from the north exit of JR Shizuoka Station, or 5 minutes walk from the Shin-Shizuoka Station on the Shizuoka Railway.

For those who plan to drive to the museum, it's located around 15 minutes from the Tomei Expressway's Shizuoka IC. There is no dedicated parking lot for the museum, but there are several paid lots in the surrounding area. Details about parking lot options can be found on the official museum website.

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I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan a month ago
They mentioned this on the TV the other night. I only got it in passing, but I *think* they were saying its a particularly special one because many of the pieces have never been in Japan before... maybe !?
Lynda Hogan a month ago
Wow! It'll be fascinating to see the scans :-o
Elizabeth S a month ago
Tokyo museums have hosted a few Egyptian exhibits in the past 10 years. I've visited many of them, all excellent.
Elena Lisina a month ago
I'd like to visit Egypt, but it's not as safe for a single traveler as Japan, so I think... probably musuem exhibits are fine! :)
Kim Author a month ago
Some museum exhibits really can manage to take you on a journey!