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Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum (いわき市石炭・化石館)

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Museum / Science Museum

The Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum is dedicated to fossils and to the history of the coal-mining industry. There are displays of many precious fossils from all over the world, with the centerpiece being the Futabasaurus suzukii plesiosaur skeleton that was discovered in the Futaba Town of Iwaki City. The coal exhibition area has displays on the history of coal’s use as a fuel, focusing on the coal that used to be mined in the Iwaki region, and on the history of coal-mining. This part of the Museum includes a very authentic reproduction of part of a coal mine, which was used as a filming location for the movie “Hula Girls.”

place

Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1 (Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea)

phone 0246423155
place

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Coal & Fossil Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/03 This is a great musium, nothing else comparable in the world (probabaly)
Some English explanations exist, so that foreigner can also enjoy. If you are sort of freak on something scientific this is the place you should visit. Scientifically coal and fossil are almost the...
Reviewed:2018/02/09 Quick visit.
Nice place to visit quickly, if in the area. Pretty good amount of fossils and sorts and you can get a little glimps into the japanese coal mining.
Reviewed:2017/12/04 Great displays
I have never been to a fossil museum before so the big dinosaur sceletons were really impressive. Iwaki seems to be really proud of that Suzuki dinosaur which got discovered around there.
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Address
Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1 [map]
Area
Iwaki / Onahama / SomaArea
Phone
0246423155
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
3rd Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays), 1/1
Fees
[Admission fee] [General] 660yen [Junior high school students] 440yen [Elementary school students] 330yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(sekitan-kasekikan)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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