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Ehime University Museum

Exterior view of Ehime University Museum

A space that brings surprises and discoveries creates new encounters and impressions.
Touch, Feel, Discover Open, experiential museum
Here is the joy of learning filled with intellectual stimulation.

The Ehime University Museum is a fun and interesting place to learn about Ehime University, and to develop a genuine interest in the academic and research activities of Ehime University.

Museum Opening Information

About viewing

For group tours of 21 or more people, please make a reservation in advance.
Please note that the use of the museum may be restricted depending on how crowded the museum is.
If you wish to take a guided tour, please make a reservation at least two weeks prior to the desired date.
Closed on Sundays and holidays.

For more information, please contact
Ehime University Museum
Phone number: 089-927-8293 (receptionist Mon-Sat 10:00-16:30)

Requests for Visitors

  • ● Please refrain from using the service if you have a fever, cough, or other cold symptoms.
  • Please disinfect your hands when entering and leaving the building.
  • Please make sure that there is enough space between visitors so that they do not touch each other.

Exhibitions and Events

Event Calendar


Publication and dissemination of Ehime University’s academic research results using the museum medium

Ehime University aims to be a “university that shines together with the community”, trusted by the community and able to meet its expectations. In this context, a broad and lively two-way relationship between the local community and the university is required. The Ehime University Museum is one of the bases of communication for this purpose.
In recent years, Ehime University’s academic research has received high acclaim in various fields, attracting attention not only domestically but also internationally. The information transmitted from the museum is the result of academic research to date in various fields, and it points to our “future. The Museum will also play a role in opening up new possibilities for “the generation that bears the future.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Employing a museum as a medium to exhibit
and share Ehime Universityʼs academic research.

Ehime University is trusted by the community and strives to be an institution that meets community expectations by creating a “radiant regional university, “which calls for a far-reaching,interactive relationship of enthusiasm between the region and the university. Ehime University Museum can be thought of as a new center of communication that fulfills that purpose.
Recently, academic research outcomes obtained by Ehime University have received high regard in a variety of fields, and have garnered attention both domestically and abroad. The museum shares academic research results to date from many different fields that point the way to our future, and plays a role in broadening new possibilities for generations responsible for the future.

Director, Museum, Ehime University
Director, Ehime University Museum

User Guide

admission fee free
Hours of operation 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Admission until 4:00 p.m.)
closed day (1) Sundays and holidays
(2) Others
 Summer vacation (3 days in mid-August)
 Year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 – January 4)
 Date of the Common Entrance Test for University Admission (*in principle)
 Examination dates for the first and second semester (*in principle)
 Maintenance closed (see calendar of events)
 Temporary closing (*)
The library will be temporarily closed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. when a “special warning” or “typhoon storm warning” is in effect in Matsuyama City.
If a “special warning” or “storm warning associated with a typhoon” is issued for Matsuyama City after the library opens, the library will close temporarily at that time.
Other facilities, etc. There is also a café for light meals in the Aida Muse building, where the Ehime University Museum is located.
Museum Cafe
 Hours of Operation: Weekdays, Sundays and holidays 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Saturdays off
[Aqua Cafe
 Business hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays
      Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Closed on Sundays and national holidays

Exhibition Facilities

Floor Guide Movie

You can see videos of each permanent exhibition zone in the video.

The exhibition facilities at the time of the opening in 2009.
Permanent Exhibition Zone 1: Evolution of Earth and Universe
Permanent Exhibition Zone 2: Ehime history and culture

The exhibition facilities at the time of the opening in 2009.
Permanent Exhibition Zone 3: Diversity of Life
Permanent Exhibition Zone 4: Human Activities in the Environment

Entrance hall Entrance hall
Reception Image
reception (desk)

Please feel free to ask for our staff.
Tour guides will be available on Saturdays.

Entrance Image
Entrance Exhibit

Materials representing the four permanent exhibition zones are on display.

Exhibition Image
Spot Exhibits

Specific research results are displayed as appropriate.

Ehime University Chronology
History of Ehime University

A compact introduction to the history of Ehime University.

Image of the University General Information Corner
University General Information Corner

It provides a video introducing the university, as well as materials on each faculty, graduate school, and research center.

Evolution of Earth and Universe
Rocks and Minerals Image
Rocks & Minerals
Rocks and Minerals

Small rock specimens tell the story of the formation of the great earth
 The Earth is also called the “Miracle Planet. How have the rocks that form the earth changed from prehistoric times to the present? What forces worked on the land we live on to make it the way it is today? How did the oceans, life, and rocks interact with each other? The rocks and minerals formed on the Earth in the past are also mirrors that project the future.

extinct plants and animals

The shape of ammonites is proof that they have adapted and evolved to their environment.
 Paleontology is the study of past life. Various scientific methods from biochemistry, mathematics, engineering, and other fields are required to recover the lifestyles, environments, and evolutionary paths of lost organisms. The habitat posture and growth pattern of ammonites reproduced by theoretical morphology are introduced along with various species of ammonite specimens from the Ezo Formation (Upper Chalk System, Hokkaido, Japan).

Hime diamond
deep earth
Earth’s Deep Interior

Exploring” the Earth’s depths, a frontier never before reached by mankind
 HIMEDIAIA” is the world’s hardest material, which Ehime University has succeeded in synthesizing. The center of the earth is a world of more than 5,000 degrees Celsius at 3,600 GPa, and it is important to use harder materials for the ultrahigh-pressure experiments necessary for such deep earth research. This exhibit displays actual “Hime diamonds” with their unique brilliance, which have been processed into various shapes for experiments, as well as their properties and characteristics.

Evolution of Universe

The Origin and Future of the Universe: The Relentless Challenge to the Unknown
 Today, 400 years after Galileo first used an optical telescope, state-of-the-art capabilities allow us to see even galaxies 10 billion light years away. Ehime University is exploring the history of cosmic evolution through observations and advanced numerical calculations, investigating the formation and evolution of galaxies, dark matter, giant black holes, and large-scale structures in the universe, as well as the properties of diverse cosmic plasmas.

Ehime history and culture
Ehime History and Culture
Ehime history and culture

Passing on Ehime’s rich historical heritage to the next generation
 The latest research results in the humanities are made public in order to contribute to the creation and development of local culture by drawing on the outstanding historical and cultural heritage of the local area and the wisdom of our illustrious predecessors. Through research using materials in Ehime University’s collection, such as the diary of the anonymous calligrapher Yonezan Miwata and materials related to the Shikoku pilgrimage, which is being promoted for registration as a World Heritage site, visitors can discover a new Ehime in the early modern and modern periods.

3. Diversity of Life
environmental science
Environmental Studies

Weddell Seals Question the Global Environment
 Ehime University is now an international center for environmental science research that attracts researchers from around the world. The university is open to the public with a wide variety of research results that address solutions to environmental problems that are becoming more complex and serious. The giant specimen of Weddell seal captured in Antarctica is an impressive sight. Analysis of these research specimens reveals how human activities have a significant impact on the environment.

Diversity of Insects

Diversity of insects One of Japan’s top collections with over 1.2 million items
 Currently, there are approximately one million known species of insects, but it is estimated that there are still 30 times as many undescribed species on the planet. Despite this diversity, the functions and useful substances of insects are not being used as effectively as they could be. We must carry on the diversity of insects for the future when they will be needed.

Life Science Engineering
Life Science and Biotechnology

World’s Only One Protein Synthesis Technology
 The cell-free protein synthesis technology developed at Ehime University is the world’s one and only new generation biotechnology for reading the evolutionary scenario of 4 billion years of life activity and the drama of present life forms. A wide variety of efforts are open to the public, including elucidation of intracellular signal transduction systems, malaria vaccine development, functional improvement of proteins in vitro, and even green environmental energy research.

Human Activities in the Environment
Bunkyo Site
Archaeological Sites on the Campuses

A wealth of excavated materials tells the history of the footprints
 Ehime University’s Johoku Campus is located on the Bunkyo site, an archaeological site. The university has therefore conducted surveys in conjunction with campus development to investigate the human activities at this site. As a result, it has become clear that this was one of the largest settlements in western Japan, especially in the middle Yayoi period (about 2,000 years ago).

Ancient Iron Culture
Iron and Human

Learning Culture from the History of Iron
 Japan’s tatara iron manufacturing has supported history by producing steel of a quality unmatched anywhere in the world. Even today, iron has not disappeared from our lives. In order to unravel the history of iron, the Center conducts research in various parts of the world, and with information obtained from archaeological sites, reconstructs ancient techniques and conducts iron manufacturing experiments. Japan is a technological superpower. Iron manufacturing is the starting point of monozukuri (the art of making things).

Special Exhibitions

 In the special exhibition space and multi-purpose room, we collaborate with various departments and research centers to exhibit projects on topical, contemporary and historical themes.
 For details, please see “Current and Upcoming Events” and the Event Calendar.

Office of Buried Cultural Properties Research
Special Exhibition of Research Results
Yarn, Paper, and Weaving Forms
Noriko Chiyoda Exhibition”
~Textile Form and Space
Other Facilities Others

Resting space with a relaxed and calm atmosphere

Insect Specimen Collection and Exhibition Room

Housing one of the largest insect collections in Japan with 1.2 million items

Museum Garden

Lawn courtyard is a relaxing space where you can enjoy meals.

Museum Cafe

Fragrant coffee, hot dogs, curry and rice, etc. available

Garden for History

A space that invites you to the history of the Bunkyo site that lies beneath your feet

business activities

Access Information

Location3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan Ehime University Johoku Campus
OtherWhen using the Iyo Railway City Train
 Take the Loop Line, get off at the “Red Cross Hospital Mae” stop, and walk north for about 5 minutes.
○ Parking lot
 There is no dedicated parking for the Museum. Please use public transportation to visit the museum.
Click here for campus map


Campus Street View

(1) Go straight from the main gate of Johoku Campus, Ehime University
The street that runs straight west from the main gate is the “Green Promenade”.
 Walking straight down this street, which is filled with beautiful seasonal colors, you will reach Ehime University Museum.
 The Common Lecture Hall B is on the left and the library building is on the right.

(2) Turn right at the big four corner
Turn right at the big passage where the creek breaks.

(3) Arrive at A ida Muse
The three-story building on the left is the Aida Muse, where the museum is located.

 At the front of the building is the “Aqua Cafe” and past it is the entrance to the museum.
 There is also a “Museum Café” at the north end of the building that offers a selection of museum-related products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Museum located on Ehime University Campus if I want to walk there?

Enter the main gate, go straight for about 100 meters, and you will find the building on the right side of the crossroads (Aida Muse). The orange flag is the landmark.

I am not affiliated with Ehime University, but can I visit the museum?

Anyone can visit the museum, regardless of whether they are on or off campus. Admission is free.

Can I apply for a guided tour alone?

One person can also apply. Please register in advance (Tel 089-927-8293) except Saturdays.

This is a children’s club for 30 children, do I need to sign up in advance?

If you wish to be guided, please apply in advance (contact Tel 089-927-8293).
Please let us know the name of the group, the person responsible for leading the group and his/her contact information, the date and time of the visit, and the number of people in the group (e.g., elementary/junior high school students, students, etc.).

I would like to use a large bus for a group tour.

Although the Museum does not have its own parking lot, it has been possible for visitors to use the Museum’s parking lot for microbuses and large buses.
A space near the main gate of the university is used as a temporary parking lot.
Please be sure to inform the museum (Tel 089-927-8293) in advance as parking may not be available due to events, etc.
Also, please follow the instructions of the security guard room at the main gate when visiting the museum.

Can I use the campus cafeteria for lunch?

The University Co-op cafeteria, restaurants, Museum Café, and Aqua Café are available.
On Sundays, a light meal menu is available at the Museum Café.

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