Teine Memorial Museum (Sapporo City Nishi-ku) is a free learning facility to cater for local residents such as elementary students. Anyone can visit it however. Visitors can learn the history of the Teine area. Various collections are exhibited, including daily-life goods of when the area was cultivated, specimens of animals and plants, exhibits relating to nature and the environment, and cultural items. Teine derives from Teinei which is from the Ainu language and stands for ‘wet land.’ Teine was first settled in 1871, when five families came from the Niigata Prefecture to cultivate the land.