Open from July 13 (Mon.), 2020 (by reservation)
The Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall has been temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, but will be reopened after implementing infection countermeasures in accordance with guidelines issued by the Japanese Association of Museums.
When the memorial hall is reopened, access will be available on a reservation basis.
After confirming and agreeing to the following conditions, reservations can be made by telephone at least three days prior to the desired visit date. However, reservations for groups of 11 or more will remain temporarily discontinued until further notice.
Access to the Memorial Hall during COVID-19 Coronavirus Countermeasures
Note that access will be available at different hours and days than the regular schedule.
- Open Hours
10:30 to 15:30 (entry until 14:45)
- Telephone Registration Hours
9:30 to 16:30
- Closed Days
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
- Guided Tours
Guided tours of exhibits by the memorial hall personnel are temporarily discontinued until further notice.
- Total Number of Visitors that can be Admitted at the Same Time
Up to ten visitors
- Visit Length
Limited to 45 minutes
Requests to Visitors
- Before visiting the Memorial Hall, please note the following.
The following people are asked to refrain from visiting the memorial hall.
- People with symptoms of a fever, cough, strong sense of fatigue, or common cold
- People with pre-existing health conditions or who are worried about the risk of infection
- Entering the Memorial Hall
- Have your temperature checked at the entrance. People with a fever of 37.5 °C may not enter the memorial hall.
- Disinfect your hands with the disinfectant provided at the entrance.
- Inside the Memorial Hall
- Wear a mask and cover your mouth when coughing.
- Please minimize conversation within the memorial hall.
- To prevent congestion, maintain a distance from other visitors (generally two meters)
When making a reservation by telephone, please provide your name and emergency contact information.
Please also allow that information to be provided to public institutions, such as a public health center, if it becomes necessary.
Personal information provided will be carefully stored for one month and then we will ensure the information is deleted.
Countermeasures by the Memorial Hall to Prevent Infection and Further Spread of the Virus
- All personnel will wear a mask, disinfect hands, and strictly observe etiquette to cover their mouth when coughing.
- A clear acrylic panel is installed at the reception counter to protect from airborne pathogens.
- Memorial hall personnel regularly disinfect automatic doors, video controls, and other visitor contact surfaces.
- New air purifiers are installed and the air conditioning system adjusted to improve air ventilation within the memorial hall.
- Measures are implemented to ensure social distancing and prevent the risk of infection from contact surfaces, such as restricting sofa use (in the rest area), removal of hands-on exhibits, and installation of partition poles around unenclosed exhibits.
- The memorial hall will be registered with the Kyoto city coronavirus contact tracing service.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding regarding this matter and any inconvenience it may cause. Please note that the memorial hall could be closed again, depending on how the situation evolves in the future.