Asian galleries

Location: Upper Asian gallery, Lower Asian gallery

Free admission

Our Asian galleries are spread over two floors. Within them are displayed some of the finest moments in art in the rich history of Asia.

The lower gallery is devoted to East Asian art from the collection – works from China, Korea and Japan – and includes a fully operational Japanese tea room.

The upper gallery is housed within a white glass pavilion, inspired by the floating lanterns found throughout Asia. It presents a selection of Southeast Asian art from the collection, including export ceramics and works inspired by the faiths of Asia.

The galleries are also home to a series of changing exhibitions.

Note: Due to the nature of these special exhibitions, some parts of the galleries, such as the tea room, may not be accessible during those periods.

Image: Padmapani c1200s (detail), Nepal