【博物館】Information about Kuwana City Museum [English]
In February 1971, using the building of former branch office of Hyakugo Bank, “Kuwana City Museum of Culture and Art” opened as the first municipal art museum in the Mie prefecture, based on the citizens’ donations. Thereafter, due to the increase in collection and the deterioration of the building, the expansion/renovation work was carried out from December 1983 to October of next year. After a year of drying period, we restart as the first municipal museum in the prefecture.
We have an exhibition room for special exhibitions on the first floor and another one equipped Japan’s first wall-mounted air-tight cases and a literature room on the second floor. We have two storage rooms, one mainly contains traditional crafts, the another contains screens, hanging scrolls and other works.
Most of our collections are donated by benefactors. We have various works such as historical materials about Matsudaira Sadanobu and Kuwana Han (the domain of Kuwana in the Edo period), traditional pottery of Kuwana called “Banko Yaki” or “Kobanko,” japanese tea things and oil paintings by local painters.
By Public Transport
(JR, Kintetsu, or Yoro Tetsudo line) 20 minutes’ walk from Kuwana station
(Sanko bus route) located close to Kuwanashi Hakubutsukan stop
(HIGASHI-MEIHAN EXPWY) 10 minutes from Kuwana Interchange
(ISEWANGAN EXPWY) 10 minutes from Wangan Kuwana Interchange
*Free parking available
Hours and Closed
*Last admission is at 4:30p.m.
Mondays (Excluding holidays. On those days, the Museum will be open and closed the following day), Installation Periods
*Please see the link below for detailed schedule
Adults (High School Students and Older): 150 yen
Junior High School Students and Younger: Free
*Persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge along with one attendant. Please show official ID or other documentation.
*During the period of annual special exhibitions, admissions may differ.
Restrooms are on the first floor. There is one accessible restroom.
Adress: 37-1 Kyo-machi, Kuwana-shi, Mie, 511-0039, Japan