The Matsura Historical Museum is the oldest museum in Nagasaki prefecture that was founded in 1955. It is situated in the old residence of the Matsura family in Hirado city, when they ruled during the Edo Period.
The residence does not only serve as a residential space but also an administrative office.
The museum houses a collection of over 30,000 unique historical artifacts and documents. It exhibits items such as grand samurai arms and armors, fusuma doors, designed lacquer boxes and other treasures. In addition to that, there are also various documents, maps, globes, drawings and other items related to the clan's dealings internationally.
There is also a tea house where visitors can relax and enjoy matcha tea for a small fee. In the main building, there is also a gift shop and a cafe.
From the Hirado Bus Terminal, you can reached the museum by a uphill walk for 5 to 10 minutes.
The museum opems at 8:30 to 17:00
It is closed on December 29 to January 1
Admission fee is 510 Yen.
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