Yamato Museum

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Yamato Museum
Yamato Museum in October 2008.JPG
Established 2005
Location 5-20 Takara-machi, Kure, Hiroshima
Website yamato.kure-city.jp
1/10-scale model of the battleship Yamato
Type 95 torpedo display at Yamato Museum

The Yamato Museum is a nickname of the Kure Maritime Museum in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan.


The museum opened on April 23, 2005. It is nicknamed the Yamato Museum due to the display in the lobby of the large model ship Yamato, a 1/10 scale model of the battleship Yamato (see image at right).


Exhibition rooms[edit]

  • Yamato Hiroba – 1/10 scale of the Japanese battleship Yamato
  • History of Kure – as the shipbuilding, port city and the chinjyufu
  • Large Objects Exhibition Room
  • Shipbuilding Technology
  • Future Prospects

Other rooms[edit]

  • Experiment work room
  • Library
  • The citizens gallery
  • Meeting rooms

Fourth floor view terrace[edit]

The museum has an observation terrace on the 4th floor of the building, where people can stand to view the area.

Museum shop Yamato[edit]

The museum contains a gift shop.


  • Brick park
  • Lawn plaza
  • Yamato Wharf


See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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