Modern Transportation Museum

Modern Transportation Museum
Location within Japan
Established 21 January 1962
Dissolved 6 April 2014
Location Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan
Type Railway museum
Public transit access Bentencho Station

The Modern Transportation Museum (交通科学博物館 Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan) was the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the Osaka Loop Line.[1] The collection included steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and the original engine of a Messerschmitt Me 163.

The museum was closed on 6 April 2014, and the exhibits will be moved to a new railway museum due to open next to the Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum in Kyoto in 2016.[1]

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