Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History

北九州市立自然史・歴史博物館 いのちのたび博物館

Three museums (the Natural History Museum, History Museum and Archaeology Museum) were combined to form the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, which opened in the Fall of 2002. Boasting a roughly 6,100 square meter (about 65,660 square foot) exhibition space, it is one of the largest museums in western Japan! The museum is divided into three zones: the “Natural History Zone”, the “History Zone” and the “Interaction Zone”. Keeping their concept “The Journey of Life” in mind, KMNH offers highly entertaining exhibitions so that visitors can learn while having fun!

*About the Building: Opened in November of 2002; site area - 31,000 square meters (about 333,680 square feet)
*Tour: Reservations required for large groups
*Accessibility: Priority parking for persons with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; wheelchair ramp; elevator for persons with disabilities

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 805-0071 福岡県北九州市八幡東区東田2-4-1
Address 2-4-1 Higashida, Yahata-higashi Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 093-681-1011(北九州市立自然史・歴史博物館 いのちのたび博物館)
Contact Kitakyushu City Education Board
Fax Number 093-661-7503
Closed Museum maintenance days (about 10 days annually); December 29 - January 3
Car Park 300 vehicles (30 buses)
Access By train - About a 5 minute walk from JR Space World Station
By bus - About a 10 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Yahata-higashi Kuyakusho Shita” or “Chuo Nichome” Bus stops
By car - About 5 minutes from the Edamitsu Interchange off the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway

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


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