This museum exhibits academic specimens and research materials owned by the University of Tokyo. It is a museum where brings an academic heritage into creation of a new culture and design.
It is a facility jointly operated by the Japan Post Co. Ltd. and the University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT) to contribute to the public. It is located on the second and third floors of the former Tokyo Central Post Office building known as a historical piece of architecture that represents the Showa (1926–1989) modernism. In the museum, the academic, cultural assets, such as academic specimens and research materials that have been collected or created through research since the foundation of the University of Tokyo in 1877, are permanently exhibited. Special exhibitions and events, from time to time, present the achievements of the latest scientific research of the University and the novel creations of various representation media, combining them with the concept of the permanent exhibition. The design technology that revives the historical heritage within the contemporary urban space is one of the highlights of the exhibitions at the museum. Also, as part of the educational and research activities initiated by the University, the museum not only has introduced a comprehensive educational program but also handled the development and sales of the original goods to widely show the achievements of education research. Admission is free. Approximately a one-minute walk from the Marunouchi South Exit of the JR Tokyo Station.