Tagawa History and Coal Museum

産業遺産めぐり 田川市石炭・歴史博物館

The Tagawa History and Coal Museum is a place to learn local history. In 1983 (Showa 58), the museum was opened at the site of the old Mitsui Tagawa Mine Ita pit. The origin of coal, mining and transportation methods, and coal miners’ life are explained with models and examples of tools used by the miners. Paintings and essays born of coal miners’ life stories, and archeological relics are also on display. There is the only restored coal house in Japan as well.

*About the building: Area - 4,143 square meters (44,590 square feet); Area of the hall - 1,315.2 square meters (14,160 square feet)
*Accessibility: Priority parking for persons with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; elevator; wheelchair ramp; textured paving blocks for the visually impaired
*Discounts available for people with disabilities

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 825-0002 福岡県田川市大字伊田2734-1 石炭記念公園内
Address 2734-1 Ita, Tagawa City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0947-44-5745(田川市石炭・歴史博物館)
Fax Number 0947-44-5745
Closed Every Monday (Except the following day of the third Sunday of the month), the third Sunday of the month, public holidays, and the days after holidays (The day after next in the event of Sundays and holidays)
Car Park Spaces for 25 cars
Access By train: ride the JR Hitahikosan Line until JR Tagawa Ita station. It is then a 10 minute walk.
By bus: a five minute walk from Nishitetsu Hinode Machi Guchi bus stop
Website http://www.joho.tagawa.fukuoka.jp/sekitan/index.htm

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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