Overview of the Museum

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History opened in April 1983 at the northeast corner of a special historic site in the former Himeji Castle compound. Its purpose was to deepen our understanding of local history and promote education, study, and culture,

The museum contributes to education and the study of local history. In 1996, the museum underwent renovations to revamp the permanent exhibition, expand the special exhibition rooms, and install new IT devices.

New plans were drawn up on our 20th anniversary in 2003. 1n 2006 we began totally renovating the interior with the goal of becoming a “museum of interchanges” where Hyogo residents could meet and interact in a venue for learning. The museum celebrated its grand reopening on April 20, 2007.

History of the Museum

January 1973 The announcement of the construction of the Prefectural Museum by the governor
August 1, 1979  Setting up the preparation room for opening the Prefectural Museum
February 23, 1980 Formulation of the basic plan for constructing the Prefectural Museum
June 12, 1981 Commencement of construction work
September 4, 1982 Completion of construction work
April 1, 1983 Opening of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History
March 23, 1996 Opening of the new of the Permanent Exhibition Room
February 26, 1996 Authorized to exhibit important cultural assets to public
(Authorized by the director of Agency for Cultural Affairs)
December 25, 2000 Exemption of submitting notification in showing important tangible cultural properties
(Authorized by the director of Agency for Cultural Affairs)
April 20, 2007 Reopening of the museum after the renewal of the exhibition rooms and other facilities

Floor Map

歴史博物館 1階のフロアマップです。 1art-life-library 2collection-library 3house 4himeji 4theater 1f-meetingroom 1F

歴史博物館 2階のフロアマップです。 5-special-exhibition 5-hyogo-gokoku 6-history 7-museumroom 8-japancastle 2f-cafe 2F

歴史博物館 地下一階のフロアマップです。 1f-room 1f-multipurpose B1F