Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

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Melodrama in Meiji Japan

Melodrama in Meiji Japan
Guided tours Tour

Samidare (early summer rain)
25 May 2017 to 27 August 2017, 10.30am-11.00am - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Foyer, Ground floor


No bookings required

Journey to nineteenth-century Japan with a volunteer guide, exploring a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations on display in Melodrama in Meiji Japan.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the exhibition.

Meet in the foyer.

Group tours

We welcome small groups on all scheduled tours.

For community groups of 10 or more people, a separate tour may be organised, subject to the availability of tour guides. Please note a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required.

For all tour enquiries, email