Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History

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Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History
Established 3 September 1974 (1974-09-03)
Location Midoricho 2-1-1, Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 310-0034
Coordinates Coordinates: 36°22′45″N 140°27′00″E / 36.37917°N 140.45000°E / 36.37917; 140.45000
Type History
Accreditation Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education
Collection size 398,886
Visitors 93,976 (FY2007)
Owner Ibaraki Prefecture
Website www.rekishikan.museum.ibk.ed.jp/index.htm
Building details
Technical details
Floor area 8,438 m2
Design and construction
Architect Mori Kyosuke Architects

The Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History (茨城県立歴史館, Ibaraki kenritsu rekishikan?) is a local history museum in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefecture.[1]

The museum opened in September 1974. The collection focuses on the history of Ibaraki and the grounds also include a number of Edo-period farm buildings and examples of western-style Japanese architecture from the Meiji period.[2][3] The collection also houses numerous artworks, historical artifacts and extensive documentation from the Tokugawa clan, who ruled Mito Domain during the Edo period.

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  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Museums" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 671-673.
  2. ^ "Ibaraki Prefectural Museum of History". Ibaraki Prefecture. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kashima and Mito - Mito (9)" (PDF). Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 

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