The Kitakyushu Industrial Technology Aggregation & Preservation Center, aka KIGS, opened in 2007 in Yahata, Kitakyushu.
The Kitakyushu Industrial Technology Aggregation & Preservation Center is a modernist building between the Higashida Blast Furnace and the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History.
The permanent exhibition is located in the Timeline Gallery and includes a mural of technological innovation since 1850 with a plasma display providing details in four languages.
There is another Exhibition Gallery which hosts temporary exhibits on the theme of innovation, when I was there a couple of years ago there was one on the history of cameras. Other spaces include a library of materials on technical innovation and design, a lecture hall, workshops, an outdoor event space and a visitor lounge.
Kitakyushu Industrial Technology Aggregation & Preservation Center
Tel: 093 663 5411
KIGS is open 9am-7pm weekdays, 9am-5pm on Sat, Sun, and National Holidays. Closed on Mondays. Entrance is free but there is often a charge for the temporary exhibitions.
To get to KIGS catch a JR Kagoshima Line train to Space World Station, then walk for five minutes.