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Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale

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nice little museum, and it is free

Nice museum. Not too big (3 floors) with mainly Chinese,and Japanese art. I especially appreciated... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Excellent exibit

Beautiful little museum near the center of the city. The employees are very polite and... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
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Via San Sebastiano 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 322 0736
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nice museum. Not too big (3 floors) with mainly Chinese,and Japanese art. I especially appreciated the Chinese drawings. Some of them are worldclass.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little museum near the center of the city. The employees are very polite and professional, also ready to share their knowledge and point out most interesting details. Also the entrance is free.

Thank Sasa M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Smallish yet excellent museum displaying artwork from India, China and Japan as found in Trieste. The collection, specially considering that Trieste is far from being known as a world-class museum city, is impressive, including priceless reliefs from Hellenistic India. Handy, well-suited location in the heart...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This boutique museum is housed in a renovated historic building in the very heart of the old city. Adult admission is reasonably priced, especially taking into account what visitors can actually see on three floors - a feast of silk, lacquer, jade, mother-of-pearl and the...More

Thank AlexPesar0
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It could be unusual to visit an Oriental Arts Museum in Trieste! Situated in a small building near the central Piazza Unità, it is worth a visit for the outstanding Japanese collection. And the bonus is that you have not to pay a ticket to...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This museum is a great experience of art from China and Japan. The exhibits vary in range from weapons (like swords, etc.) to paintings (like ukiyo-e), clothing (silks, etc.), musical instruments, and other artistic stuff.

Thank Sandeep M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Amazing experience. I took advantage of the offer of Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo that every first Sunday of the month gives the opportunity of free entrance. The Museum has a very kind and nice crew that give you every...More

Thank Arduino F
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum with two main sections dedicated to Japan and China. A large number of objects are from the XVIII and XIX centuries when Trieste had links with the Far East. I loved the kites and the Japanese prints. The museum is...More

Thank Luisella P
Reviewed 14 January 2016

It's a very small museum, but it well worths a visit, especially if you like Japan: the Japanese gallery is the biggest one and includes many Ukiyo-e, weapons (including bows) and many other items.

Thank Blackie0212
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I've heard of this museum before we came to Trieste. Surprisingly it was in a two-minute walk from city center (piazza unita). The staff was very kind to us and gave a small discount :) The exhibits of the museum are of not a very...More

Thank Aramissimo V
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