Red Brick Museum4.1
This red brick building serves as a brick museum in the city of Maizuru facing the Sea of Japan. Built in 1903 as Navy's torpedo warehouse, this structure is one of Japan's oldest steel-reinforced brick building. Maizuru is known to be a city where many of early 20th-century red brick structures, once used as Navy buildings, forts and railway warehouses, remain all over the city.
The museum features history of brick architecture all over the world. There are exhibits of Mesopotamian bricks with ancient letters dating back roughly 4000 years, a relief representing Chinese mythology 2000 years ago, and those carved with coats of arms of the medieval Europe. You can also see a various ways to produce bricks.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 76.4km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a month ago
I try to avoid crowd and bust streets and maizuru definately is a place to visit especially the red brick museum. it is nice to have a spend of about 2 to 3 hours in this place, and if you would like to try to have your lunch/tea, it is the place also. definately a nice spot for photo snap.
2.0a month ago
Not foreigner friendly.
4.05 months ago
Some English explanations of displays
3.05 months ago
Historical & informative.
4.02 years ago
Unusual little find. We are from Portsmouth which is twinned with Maizuru as we donated a brick from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. As we were in the area, we though it fitting to go and find this brick.
Quite a quirky little museum, it has bricks from all over the world, and also from significant historical buildings such as Auschwitz. Would have stayed longer if we had time.