Iron and Steel History Museum

Learn about the history of iron in the birthplace of modern steelmaking

An iron and steel museum representative of Kamaishi, the birthplace of modern steelmaking in Japan.


The museum features polished visual devices with which you can enjoy learning about the history of iron, including a theatre with a visual performance that introduces the history of iron making in Kamaishi with sounds, light, and video centred on a model of a blast furnace restored to its full size, 3D footage of steelmaking work at the time, and Q&A about iron by computer.


There is also an area that introduces the iron around us, which features an explanation of the steel manufacturing process and a cut-out model of a car, plus steel playground equipment, and zone where you can try steel casting.

General Information

Address
岩手県釜石市大平町3-12-7
Prices
Elementary and junior high school students: 150 yen (100 yen for groups)
High school students: 300 yen (200 yen for groups)
General admission: 500 yen (400 yen for groups)
Opening Times
09:00-17:00 (admission until 16:00)
Closures
Every Tuesday, year-end and New Year's holiday
Directions
● About 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kamaishi Station on the Sanriku Railway
● About 15 minutes from Kamaishi-Chuo Interchange on the Sanriku Expressway
Car Park
● Regular vehicles: 50 spaces
● Buses: 5 spaces
Word-of-mouth
Reviews (TripAdvisor)

Contact

Telephone Number
0193-24-2211

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