Tobu Museum

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Tobu Museum
東武博物館
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1720 series "DRC" car outside the museum
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Location within Japan
EstablishedMay 1989
Location Sumida, Tokyo Japan
Coordinates 35°43′24″N139°49′09″E / 35.723456°N 139.819037°E / 35.723456; 139.819037
Type Railway museum
Public transit access Higashi-Mukōjima Station
Website www.tobu.co.jp/museum

The Tobu Museum (東武博物館, Tōbu Hakubutsukan) is a railway museum in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It opened in May 1989, and is operated by Tobu Railway. [1]

Contents

The museum was closed from January 2009 until June 2009 for refurbishment. [2] It reopened on 22 July 2009.

Exhibits

The following full-size vehicles are on display.

The collection includes a reproduction of a station office Including automatic ticket gates outside with see-through covering, ticket vending machines, interlocking board, telephone and railroad exhibits. A season ticket issuing machine and "celebrate admission pass" is issued free of charge.

The museum also owns the 6-car Tobu 8000 series EMU set 8111, which was repainted into its original "royal beige" and "international orange" livery for a series of special event runs on Tobu Lines. [4]

Access

The museum is located underneath Higashi-Mukōjima Station on the Tobu Skytree Line. Visitors can view trains passing at close range from windows underneath the platform.

Address

4-28-16 Higashi-mukōjima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō magazine March 2009 issue
  2. 全国鉄道博物館ガイド (Nationwide Railway Museum Guide), published with October 2008 issue of Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō magazine
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tobu Museum exhibit guide Archived 2008-12-22 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 11 March 2009 (in Japanese)
  4. 東武8000系8111編成が試運転 [Tobu 8000 series set 8111 test run]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.