Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History 北九州市立いのちのたび博物館

Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History

A natural history museum focusing on the evolution of animal and human life

In November 2002, three of Kitakyushu's municipal museums—the Natural History Museum, the Human History Museum, and the Museum of Archaeology—were combined to create the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History. The museum hosts an impressive collection of fossils and archeological discoveries.

Quick Facts

The theme of the museum is “The Journey of Life”

In the Natural History Zone, there are over 4,500 exhibits

The museum has a “Time Traveling Room”

How to Get There

The Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History is a two-minute walk from JR Space World Station on the Kagoshima Main Line.

The many rooms of Kitakyushu

The museum's main theme is “The Journey of Life,” and it presents the evolution of life on Earth alongside exhibits on human history.

The museum contains a Natural History Zone that contains around 4,500 items, including fossils and other paleontological discoveries.

This zone is broken down into several rooms, including the “Time Traveling Room,” which takes visitors back to Kitakyushu in the Cretaceous period. Another room is dedicated to the history of Earth and life, with prehistoric exhibits from the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras.

Meanwhile, the History Zone contains anthropogenic specimens such as earthenware and ancient texts. The room is broken down into several sections by themes, such as local festivals, local culture, and the history of Kitakyushu.

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