Otaru Canal of colored leaves

Otaru-shi general museum

In July, 2007, we integrated function of Otaru-shi museum and Otaru-shi young people Science Museum with the former Otaru traffic Memorial, and Otaru Museum was opened.

Under the theme of the history of Otaru-shi and nature, history of traffic, technology of Hokkaido, we carry out various activities.

Facility is main building (former Otaru traffic Memorial 1, Temiya, Otaru-shi) and two of canal building (former Otaru-shi museum 2, Ironai, Otaru-shi).

You are far on foot each for approximately 20 minutes, but please observe both by all means as there is available common admission ticket for two days.

Otaru Museum Main Building Otaru Museum(Annex)

General museum Main Building (the left) and canal building (the right)

Plan exhibition held

・We are holding in main building

Plan exhibition "tradition and now in Matsumae noh dance - Otaru:" From Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, December 2

The details are this

・We are holding with canal building

Canal building topic exhibition "exhibit to the public first in history! Picture scroll, the first half year about Takashima Ainu: From Saturday, October 6, 2018 to Friday, November 16

The details are this



Steam locomotive iron horse is suspended on the flight at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24.

It is thing by influence of maintenance check before service.

(at October 20, 2018)

Water leak repair from tender is not completed, but we minimize influence and travel.

As the situation is unstable, in the case of visit, please confirm the service situation.


About iron horse government crowd funding report and thanks (July 25, 2018)

We introduce daily events of general museum Facebook page (outside site) general museum


Guidance such as events

Schedule (September 24, 2018 update)

Plan (August 20, 2018 update) of main building plan exhibition

Plan (September 24, 2018 update) of canal building topic exhibition

Schedule, suspension day of iron horse (September 24, 2018 update)

Schedule (August 20, 2018 update) of digital planetarium

Schedule (September 24, 2018 update) of challenge laboratory

Event information, event calendar (September 24, 2018 update)


Closed day of September, October

Main building: It is Tuesday on 30th on Tuesday on 23rd on Tuesday on 16th on Tuesday on Tuesday, Tuesday, October 2, 9th for Tuesday, 25 days for Tuesday, 18 days for Tuesday, September 4, 11 days

Canal building: There are none on closed day


Opening time, closed day

From 9:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (with main building, canal building)
Closed day of main building: On Tuesday (in the case of holiday the next day)
Canal building is without holiday

※We are closed to main building, canal building for the year-end and New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3).
※We may be closed other than the above temporarily.


Admission charges

Free of charge lower than junior high student
Main building: One 200 yen (winter season 150 yen) resident in general 400 yen (winter season 300 yen), high school student, the city 70 years or older
Canal building: One 150 yen resident in general 300 yen, high school student, the city 70 years or older
※Use of group (more than 20 people) is 20% discount
※Person having certificate of the physically disabled, nursing notebook or mental patient health welfare notebook and caregiver are free (caregiver, please offer so at window)
※In the case of temporary exhibitions, we may make special price separately

※It is rate for the winter season during period from early November through late April. We cannot observe a part of the display during this period. Please refer during concrete period.


Common admission charges

Main building, canal hall, we can enter 2 building among the important cultural property former Nippon Yusen K.K. Otaru branch (effective for two days)
One 250 yen resident in general 500 yen, high school student, the city 70 years or older
We can enter Temiya Cavern Preservation Center (limited within validity)


Annual passport

We can enter main building, canal building, important cultural property former Nippon Yusen K.K. Otaru Branch again and again (effective for one year)
One 500 yen resident in general 1,000 yen, high school student, the city 70 years or older
We can enter Temiya Cavern Preservation Center (limited within validity)


Usage guidance

Volunteer activity

Facility information

Panoramic image in hall

Related facility

Research business

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