You have the opportunity to discover Asian art in a wonderful atmosphere with a sweet smell of the East at the Musée Asiatica in Biarritz. In the darkness, the exhibited artworks trace 4,000 years of History according to the geographical regions. Thanks to the leaflets that can be consulted on site, visitors can take their time to extend their knowledge and better understand Asian art. A library of more than 2,000 works is also available to readers. From Tibet to Nepal, through India, collections contain works presenting cultures, crafts and religions in Asia including Buddhism and Hinduism. We discover a real kingdom of cultures and civilisations. The Musée Asiatica is a place of unique knowledge, a site in a serene atmosphere. The audio headset (French, English, Spanish) is interesting for better understanding of the extent of this very rich art. During school holidays, workshops for children are organised that arouses their curiosity and their creativity with drawing, masks or jewels.
Open all year round from Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 6:30pm. Free for children up to 8 years old. Adult: €10. Child (from 8 to 12 years old): €2. Young (13 to 25 years old): €8. Group rates, ask for information. Guided tour, please contact us. A guide of about thirty pages available free of charge (French, English, Spanish, Russian). Free admission to temporary exhibitions. Tourism & Disability Label. Michelin Green Guide: 1 star. Shop.
In the basement, the India Room covers the history of India from the Bronze Age, through the Greco-Buddhist period to medieval and provincial India.
On the ground floor, the second room brings together the sections of Tibet, rich in objects from monasteries now destroyed, China, Nepal with its masterpieces in gilt bronze, not forgetting the masks and tribal arts from the remote valleys of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
The Asiatica Museum is the only one of its kind in fact, where the visitor can spend hours of enrichment.
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