Museum of Maritime Science 船の科学館

Museum of Maritime Science
Museum of Maritime Science

A boat-shaped museum sure to thrill marine enthusiasts

The Museum of Maritime Science is a large museum showcasing everything and anything to do with boats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, this museum is a great day out for boat lovers.

How to Get There

Adjacent to Fune-no-Kagakukan Station on the Yurikamome Line.

A ship-shaped museum

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. The museum opened in the 1970s and provides a comprehensive history of ships, including many exhibits of Japanese boats.

The science of 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," and don't miss the popular ship steering simulation.

Outdoor exhibits

In addition to 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.

Closed on Mondays and during the New Year's period. Open on Mondays falling on national holidays, closed the following weekday.

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