Yokosuka Modern Heritage Museum Thibaudier Residence
The oldest Western-style house in Honshu, where the French engineer Jules César Claude Thibaudier (deputy head of Yokosuka Steel Works) lived about 150 years ago, has been recreated in the Yokosuka Modern Heritage Museum Thibaudier House in Verny Park along Yokosuka's main harbor. The facility also has a guidance function as the core base of the 'Yokosuka Route Museum', which uses the entire city of Yokosuka as a large museum, and exhibits kingpost trusses and wooden brick walls made of materials from that time, reproduction rooms of former government buildings, and real materials related to various cultures and industries that started at the ironworks. Visitors can learn about the history of the Yokosuka Steelworks, and in addition to these, the museum also offers a digital map that introduces fun sightseeing attractions, and attendants dressed in Meiji-era costumes guide visitors around the museum. In the theater, visitors can experience the Yokosuka Shipyard of 130 years ago with the attendants in a powerful 3D CG film, giving them a realistic impression of time travel.
|Open all year round (occassionally temporarily closed for system equipment maintenance).
The museum is free of charge (However, if you wish to watch an interactive film (approx. 15 mins) in the theatre (23 seats) that takes you on a 3DCG journey with an attendant to the Yokosuka shipyard (steelworks) in the 20th year of the Meiji era, the price is 200 yen/person for adults and free of charge for high school students and younger.)
Keikyu Line Shioiri station or JR Yokosuka Station