Welcome to Silkmuseum


To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City and businesses and industries concerned opened the Silk Center International Trade and Sightseeing Building on the site of British trading firm the Jardine Matheson & Co.(then known as English House No.1) in March, 1959. The museum is one of the building’s important activities. Our principal objectives are : to disseminate an understanding of the science and technology of silk production, display beautiful costumes for people to admire and promote the demand for silk. It is hoped that the museum will encourage international tourism as well. We are happy to add that this museum, one of the world’s rare institues of its kind, is very popular with both local and foreign visitors.


Visitors Guide

Closed on

Mondays (or  following day, if Monday is a National Holiday ),

Year-end/New Year Holidays (Dec.28-Jan.4),

and others ( 2019-Aug.25, Oct.7-11, Nov.18-22,Dec.8, 2020-Feb.23) .


From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.(last admission until 4:30p.m)

Admission fees

Adult Senior
(65 and older)
Student Child
Individual 500 yen 300 yen 200 yen 100 yen
Individual party
(20 persons or more)
400 yen 200 yen 150 yen 50 yen

※Extra fee for special exhibits ( Adults 700 yen  / Oct.12-Nov.17 )

Group Visitors


In case of a visit by a group, please let us know the number of members, length of visit, etc. in advance as far as possible.



Attached facilities


The hall holds about 100 persons. ( Used for gatherings )
For their use, please contact the museum office.


Route Station and Time
【 Minatomirai Line 】 3 minutes from Nihon Odori Sta.