Request from the Museum
Request from the Museum
The National Hansen's Disease Museum was established by people who had recovered from Hansen's disease. We are collecting, preserving and exhibiting evidence of the lives of leprosy patients and former patients, hoping that the same mistakes will not be repeated in our society.
We request that all visitors to the National Hansen's Disease Museum observe the following guidelines so that the important materials can be protected and passed on.
Smoking is not permitted
Smoking is not permitted inside the museum.
Food and beverages are not permitted
Food and beverages are not permitted. Please make use of the water cooler that is located near the lockers at the back of Lobby 1 on the first floor. Click here for the floor map of the National Hansen's Disease Museum.
*There is a drink vending machine outside the building.
Do not take photos or record videos in the exhibition hall
Do not take photos or record videos in the exhibition hall. To take photographs of the tour, fill out the form at the reception desk. Consult our business section for taking photographs of exhibit materials.
Do not touch the exhibit materials
Most of the materials displayed are real, and the reproductions are fragile. Do not touch the exhibits as it may cause staining or damage of the exhibits. Items that can be touched are indicated.
Do not run inside the museum
You may bump into people or display cases. Walk slowly around the museum as the items may be damaged if you run into the display cases while running.
Do not talk loudly inside the museum
Please move around the museum quietly so that other visitors can also see the museum with a good feeling.
Keep any large items at the locker
There is a risk that large luggage items may bump into materials, display cases, or other people. Please use the coin-operated lockers placed at the back of Lobby 1 on the first floor and at the entrance to the video hall (coins will be returned after the lockers have been used). If your luggage does not fit into the locker, such as suitcases, please contact the reception. Click here for the floor map of the National Hansen's Disease Museum.
Do not carry umbrellas into the museum
Please place your umbrellas at the stand at the main entrance so that materials and books in the exhibition rooms and library do not get wet or damaged, and people around you do not feel uncomfortable.
Do not bring pets to the museum
Please do not bring pets into the museum, as they may bring insects or shed their hair (excluding guide and service dogs). We cannot keep your pets in the museum.
Do not bring hazardous items or flammable materials
Refrain from bringing dangerous items or flammable materials to the museum, as it may cause a fire.