Kyoto University of Education – Manabino-Mori Museum
- Displays of early equipment used in experiments - the device below explains the gyroscope compass (produced by Shimadzu Corp. in 1929)
Scholastic materials spanning 135 years
The momentum for founding this museum derives from the discovery of masses of old teaching materials and tools in some science rooms that were due to be renovated. Thus, the museum was opened in 2011, with a mixture of aims that include the organization of and the display of 135 years of university history from when it started out in 1876 as a Normal School of Kyoto Prefecture through to today, with the archeological finds, artworks and musical instruments that have come to light together with the university’s historical materials and data as catalysts and sources to assist scholastic research, school education and social education.
Some of the permanent collection includes equipment used in scientific experiments, specimens of animals, plants and rocks, part of an ancient Egyptian mummy, artworks, writings, sculptures and musical instruments, historical documents, and antiquities.
The museum building was built in 1897 and first served as a military brigade headquarters before becoming a school staff hall. And, as a valuable war legacy, every effort has been made to restore the ambience of a century ago.
|Address||1 Fukakusa Fujinomori-cho, Fushimi-ku|
|Hours||Irregular hols (see homepage for details)|
|Access||A 3-min walk from JR JR-Fujinomori Stn/A 7-min walk from Keihan Sumizome Stn/Very close to Kyoiku-Daigaku-mae Stop of City Bus|
Facilities near by
Jonan-gu Shrine Sacred Garden and Suiseki-tei Gallery
A garden passing on the essence of the Heian Dynasty
Kyocera Gallery/The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics
A hall of beauty and a site of leading-edge technologies
Kyoto City Southern Resources Recycle Center
Fushimi Castle Excavated Relics Exhibition Room
Roof tiles that speak of a castle’s magnificence