Tagawa City Coal and History Museum


This museum is located inside Coal Memorial Park. In the First Exhibition Hall of the Tagawa City Coal and History Museum, visitors can learn how coal is made and mined, what coal mines and the lives of coal miners are like, and get an easy-to-understand history of coal mining. The Second Exhibition Room displays paintings and essays born of coal miners’ life stories. The Third Exhibition Room displays historical materials dating from ancient to modern times that relate to “The History and People of the Tagawa Region”.

Visitors will also find the smoke stacks and the Ita Mining Derrick of the Former Mitsui Tagawa Mine preserved in their original states at Tagawa Coal-Mining Memorial Park.

Industrial Tourism Details: Industrial Asset/Coal mining
Comprehensive exhibit of production and distribution processes (including the history of the coal mining industry), actual shaft replica, etc.
Tours: Available

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)
Contact Tagawa City Coal and History Museum
Fax Number 0947-44-5745
Open 9:30am till 5:30pm (last entry by 5pm)
Closed *Mondays (except the third Monday of the month)
*The third Sunday of every month (closed on Monday if Sunday falls on a national holiday)
*New Year’s Holiday
Price Adults: 210 yen
High school students: 100 yen
Junior and elementary school students: 50 yen
Car Park Parking for 20 cars
Access *5 minute walk from Nishitetsu Bus Hinode Machiguchi bus stop
*5 minute walk from Heisei Chikuho Railway as well as JR Tagawa-Ita Station
*30 minute drive from Honamihigashi Interchange off of the Yakiyama Bypass
Website http://www.joho.tagawa.fukuoka.jp/sekitan/

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


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