The Tottori Prefectural Museum was established for the purpose of providing educational and cultural facilities for the citizens of Tottori prefecture. The museum was constructed at the base of Mt. Kyusho on the site of the Tottori Castle ruins and officially opened to the public on October 1, 1972.
More than 3,000 items are exhibited as the permanent collections in Nature, History and Folklore, and Art Collection Rooms on the first floor. Special themed exhibitions are also held several times each year. In addition, mobile museums, lectures, courses, demonstrations and excursions are held throughout the year. Furthermore, the museum publishes pamphlets, academic bulletins, research papers, annual reports, comprehensive listing of the museum's collections, as well as “Museum Press,” the Tottori Prefectural Museum newsletter.