Exhibition Admission Fees
(Group admission fees apply to groups of 15 persons or more. When visiting on school field trips, even individual students can utilize group admission fees.)
The Former British Consulate of Hakodate opened Hakodate Port as a hub of international commerce in 1859, and for the next 75 years they flew the Union Jack over this port town brimming with fascinating foreign culture.
The consulate building was rebuilt at this location following several fires, but after that it was lost to fire once again. The current building was completed in 1913 by the Shanghai Construction Bureau, Department of Engineering of the British Government and it served as the British consulate until its closing in 1934.
The building was designated as a tangible cultural property by Hakodate City in 1979, and in 1992 it was restored by the city in celebration of its 70th anniversary and opened to the public as the Opening-Port Memorial Hall.
In March 2009, exhibits inside the facility were updated in conjunction with the 150th anniversary celebration of the opening of Hakodate’s port as part of new efforts toward making this building a symbol of the port opening.
The Exhibition Room in the Former British Consulate of Hakodate offers guests the opportunity to enjoy seeing what Hakodate looked like at the time that the port was first opened, take commemorative photographs alongside illustrated panels, and more.
Aside from these, there are many other exhibits that enable visitors to experience the opening of Hakodate’s port!
Pass the time in elegance, surrounded by antique furnishings procured from the United Kingdom.
A view of the beautiful rose garden can be enjoyed from the window.
Shop with panache in our shop’s British-style atmosphere!
We carry a wide assortment of elegant British accessories, teas, candies, original products and more.