Modern Transportation Museum

The Modern Transportation Museum (交通科学博物館, Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan) was the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line.[1] The collection included steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163.

Modern Transportation Museum
Location within Japan
Established21 January 1962
Dissolved6 April 2014
LocationMinato-ku, Osaka, Japan
TypeRailway museum
Public transit accessBentencho Station

The museum was closed on 6 April 2014, and the exhibits were moved to a new railway museum which opened next to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in Kyoto in 2016.[1]

See also


  1. 大阪の交通科学博物館、2014年4月6日に閉館…京都の新鉄道博物館に移行 [Modern Transportation Museum to close 6 April 2014 - Moving to new railway museum in Kyoto]. Yahoo News (in Japanese). Japan: Yahoo Japan Corporation. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.

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