Museum of Maritime Science

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Museum of Maritime Science
Museum of Maritime Science north-west side.jpg
Museum from North West Side
Established July 20, 1974
Location Higashi Yashio, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Type Maritime museum
Public transit access Fune-no-kagakukan Station

The Museum of Maritime Science (船の科学館, Fune-no-kagakukan) is a marine science museum located in Higashiyashio, Shinagawa, Tokyo on Odaiba, Japan. Exhibits include Japanese boats, items related to the navy, shipping industry, fishing, sailing, maritime recreation, ship design and building, and the environment of the seas and oceans around Japan.[1][2][3] The museum building itself is modelled after the British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2.

Outside the museum building are a number of exhibits including a cannon from the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Mutsu, a large screw propeller, Ayumi I-Go Ocean Floor House, Tankai Submarine and PC-18 submersible, a wooden fishing boat from Kujūkuri, Osesaki lighthouse and Anorisaki Lighthouse.[4]

Since May 1979 the icebreaker Sōya has been moored alongside the museum open to the public.[5]


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  1. ^ Museum of Maritime Science (Fune No Kagaku-Kan) Lonely Planet Retrieved September 3, 2015
  2. ^ Museum of Maritime Science Review Fodor's Retrieved September 3, 2015
  3. ^ Bamforth, Chris When your kids are cooperating, but the weather isn’t Japan Times Retrieved September 3, 2015
  4. ^ Museum of Maritime Science webpage Outdoor Exhibits / Guide in Visit Facilities Retrieved September 4, 2015
  5. ^ Museum of Maritime Science webpage Outdoor Exhibits - Soya former Antarctica Observation Ship Retrieved September 4, 2015

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Coordinates: 35°37′10″N 139°46′22″E / 35.61944°N 139.77278°E / 35.61944; 139.77278