Exhibits at this rather large museum feature archeological finds from the area, including a pit dwelling from the Jomon period. There are also collections of swords and armor, pottery and metalware, and famous 16th-century scroll paintings depicting scenes from the medieval war chronicle Taiheiki.
A major section of the musuem is devoted to clothing, kitchen utensils and everyday household objects through history, and there are regularly scheduled hands-on crafts workshops for children. The museum's cafe has outdoor seating looking out over Omiya Park.
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