Edwin Dun Memorial Museum

Edwin Dun’s ambition and livestock farming technologies are passed on to the current generation through the 130-years-old farming office,which is now a memorial museum.

Edwin Dun was hired as a foreign agricultural adviser during the Meiji Period by the Hokkaido Development Commission. He worked to develop and spread the livestock industry in Sapporo and taught students about dairy farming, dairy and meat processing, and the use of large-scale agricultural tools. The building was built in 1880 as an office when Dun opened the Hokkaido Development Commission stock farm in Makomanai. Volunteers moved the office building, which was scheduled for demolition, to its current location as a memorial hall in 1964 to preserve both the building and Dun’s achievements. Exhibited items not only narrate historical facts, but also episodes regarding hardships during the pioneering era, which convey Dun’s personality and frontier spirit.

Edwin Dun Memorial Museum

Address
Makamanai Izumi-machi 1-6, Minami-ku, Sapporo
Open
9:30 - 16:30
Closed
Summer Season (April 1 - October 31): Wednesday
Winter Season (November 1 - Marchi 31): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, year-end through New Year holidays
Fee
Free admission
Parking
Not available
Telephone
011-581-5064
Website
https://www.city.sapporo.jp/minami/doboku/edwindun.html