The Museum of Maritime Science is a large museum showcasing everything and anything to do with boats. With outdoor exhibits as well as those within its boat-shaped walls, this museum is a great day out for boat lovers.
Modeled on the British ocean liner QE2
Currently the main building is closed for renovations but outdoor exhibits are currently displayed
The JR Shimbashi Station is a 16 minute walk away (Yurikamome line) and the Fune-no-Kagakukan stop is one minute away on foot.
Address: 3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 700 yen admission fee.
Closed on Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following day),and also over the New Years period.
Shaped like a full size ocean liner (modeled after the British Queen Elizabeth 2), the Museum of Maritime Science in Tokyo spans six floors and has five different area to visit. Opened in the 1970's, the museum provides a comprehensive history of ships and includes many exhibits of Japanese boats.
Find out more about how boats work, how ships are designed and built, information about the shipping industry, fishing, sailing, and the environment. Other exhibits include a lighthouse and a submarine. In the marine theater, find out more by watching the film 'The Ocean, Ships and People'.
This museum is the perfect attraction for seasoned boataholics with the popular ship steering simulation attraction.
As well as the exhibits within the museum, there are also outdoor exhibits in the museum garden. Historical maritime artifacts are dotted around the garden for visitors to enjoy. There are also canoes and rubber boats at the museum of hands-on learning, popular with school groups. The museum is closed on Mondays.