The World Brick Museum (赤れんが博物館)
The building is a renovated arsenal torpedo warehouse previously owned by the Imperial Japanese Navy; it was originally completed in 1903 and is one of the oldest existing brick buildings having a steel structure in Japan. The museum exhibits a wide variety of bricks that were used in historical buildings around the world, introduces world famous brick buildings, and demonstrates the history and brick manufacturing methods in a theater which uses a brick kiln to reproduce the various kinds of bricks used within them.
Maizuru City has the largest number of existing pre-war brick structures in Japan, and some of these buildings such as a group of warehouses are lit up during the evening to create a fantastic and romantic view.
Total floor area: 1633 m²
Main floor exhibition hall
2nd floor exhibition hall
Hoffmann style ring kiln theater
Opening times and location
・9 am to 5 pm (visitors must enter by 4:30 pm)
・Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
・2011 Hama, Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0036
Direct access using the Maizuru Sightseeing Bus.
Approximately a 15-minute walk toward the Maizuru City Hall from Higashi Maizuru Station on the Maizuru Line, West Japan Railway Company.