Joetsu Municipal General Museum
This museum was planned as part of Takada City’s 60th anniversary commemoration project, but since Takada merged with Naoetsu City during construction, plans for the building changed and it opened as the Joetsu Municipal General Museum in April of 1972.
Since opening, we have collected and displayed mainly valuable ski items since the birth of skiing in Joetsu. These focus mainly on archaeological data of the Joetsu district and folk materials related to snow. However, in 1992 a separate museum entitled the "Nihon Ski Birth Memorial Hall" was opened. All the items related to skiing were transferred here at this time.
In addition, from July 2000, we expanded and refurbished construction to increase storage cabinets and exhibition rooms that were narrowed and renovated on September 29, 2001. In the renovated general museum, we have set up a space where pedestrians of Takada Park can rest, and a lounge where visitors can relax. In addition, we set up a book corner where you can browse books from the General Museum, and we have further enhanced the service functions for visitors.
Currently, in addition to history and folklore materials of the Joetsu district, we collect artwork related to the region and hold exhibitions of borrowed items from other museums four or five times a year. We also hold special exhibitions on the themes of history and art and we hold various lectures, gallery talks, parent / child courses, etc. aimed at making the museum more familiar to citizens. Also, since April 2004, we have shared facilities with the "Kokei Kobayashi Memorial Museum of Art".
|Name of places:||Joetsu Municipal General Museum|
|Address:||1-12-4 Nishishiro cho, Joetsu-shi. (Inside Joetsu Silver Plaza) from January 1, 2017 to March, 2018., Niigata|
|Traffic access(bus):||Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Joetsu Myoko Station. Then take a bus for Chuo Byoin and get off at Nishishiro cho 1 Chome. From there it's five minutes on foot.
Take the Echigo Tokimeki Myoko Haneuma Railway Line to Takada Station. From Takada Eki Mae Annai Jo take a bus for Chuo Byoin and get off at Nishishiro cho 1 Chome. From there it's five minutes on foot. Or, take a bus bound for Utsunomata or Maki Shogakko and get off at Takada Koen Iriguchi. From there it's five minutes on foot.
Take the Echigo Tokimeki Myoko Haneuma Railway Line to Naoetsu Station. From Naoetsu Eki Mae take a bus bound for Minami Honcho and get off at Nishishiro Cho Jujiro and from there it's 10 minutes on foot. Or, take a bus for Chuo Byoin and get off at Takada Koen Iriguchi and from there it's 5 minutes on foot.
|Traffic access(car):||Take the Joetsu IC exit on the Hokuriku Expressway then take National Route 18 to Kamojima Rittai intersection and turn right. From there it's about 15 minutes to Takada Park.
Take the Joetsu - Takada IC exit on the Joshin'etsu Expressway and from there it's about 15 minutes to Takada Park.
|Average time to see:||60min
Closed November 7, 2016 to July, 2018 due to renovation work.
|Car parking:||Parking available for 39 vehicles.|
Joetsu Municipal General Museum
|Facility:||Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) access.|
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