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Monday, May 06, 2013

Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History

宮崎県総合博物館

The Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History in Miyazaki city in on the south east coast of Kyushu is located in the grounds of Miyazaki Jingu close to Miyazaki Jingu Station.

Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature & History, Japan


The Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History opened in 1971 and has exhibits connected with the natural history and history of Miyazaki Prefecture.

The museum is surrounded by the open-air Miyazaki Prefectural Museum Minka-en, where four historic farmhouses, some of them over 200 years old, have been moved from the hinterland of the prefecture to this location.

Miyazaki Prefectural Museum Minka-en, Kyushu, Japan


The Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History has recreated forests and other natural environments, dinosaur fossils, insect specimens and stuffed animals and birds showing Miyazaki's diverse flora and fauna as well as recreated dwellings, clothing, crafts, tools, farm implements, photographs and dioramas showcasing the history of the prefecture.

Visitors to the Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History may also like to visit the nearby Miyazaki Science Center (Cosmoland) and Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum.

Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History
2-2-4 Jingu
Miyazaki City
Miyazaki
880-0053
Hours: 9am-5pm; closed Tuesday
Admission: Free; charge for special exhibitions

Access: The museum is a short walk from Miyazaki Jingu Station.

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