The fundamental concept of our museum is to become the “hub of railway culture that progresses with its community.” We seek to unite ourselves with local communities by setting a basic mission: to “contribute to the revitalization of local communities through business activities centered on the railway.”
In cooperation with our local community—including academic facilities and facilities around the museum—our goal as a museum is to contribute to regional revitalization while creating a museum accepted by many as both a “place of rest” and a “place of learning” where anyone can “discover, touch and experience” the history for themselves.
Our museum will play a role in society that is rich in sensitivity and knowledge and promote the social significance of the railway business by creating activities that promote the inheritance of preservation, skills and culture as well as the developments and inventions that were based in the history of the railways that our ancestors have created.
As a general railway museum, we implement a wide variety of cultural activities for the enjoyment of not only railway fans but a wide variety of visitors that help deepen their understanding of the railway. Such activities include creating areas to learn about the safety and technology of the railway, guided tours from the museum staff and workshops prepared by employees of JR-West.
Additionally, the museum's documents and materials are at the core of all its activities, and have been acquired and preserved in a systematic fashion. We put great effort into investigative research and creating exhibitions or educational activities that awe and inspire our guests, all while working hard in our role of supporting the preservation and succession of our railway's cultural heritage. We are confident that the Kyoto Railway Museum's activities will exceed your expectations.
2-12-1 Hisakata, Tenpaku-ku