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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Address: 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Phone Number: +81 95-844-1231
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Ranked #1 of 139 Attractions in Nagasaki
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which traces events preceding the bombing, the resulting destruction and the city’s restoration.

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Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Very moving experience. English explanations well written. Those who can't read or lazy to read captions can rent head phones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The museum and Hypocenter are both must sees when visiting Nagasaki. Be willing to spend 2-3 hours here to watch the videos and read the plaques. You enter the museum from the 3rd level and descend down a spiral ramp to the 1st floor then start looking at the exhibits as you work your way back up. The first room... More 

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perth
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The museum was very interesting and certainly worth a visit, makes one realise the absolute futility of war. I know historians would argue that it had to be done but when you actually see the result of man's inhumanity to man you start to wonder. It is a kvery good experience that every one should experience. To have stood on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in New York and can confidently claim that I have visited the best history and art museums in the world. The Nagasaki atomic bomb museum was an experience unlike any other, it was life changing, eye opening, and worth every penny of my trip to Japan. Just hats off to the way they've structured the entire place, the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Must not miss, the experience stimulated the formation of additional questions. Exhibits were got wrenching but I am glad I came.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were on a cruise in the Far East and had a day in Nagasaki so chose the Atomic War Museum. Having visited Auschwitz in Poland we were prepared for anything but have to say this place, although interesting, was not morbid or depressing in any way. There were very few artefacts (unlike Auschwitz where peoples' hair and clothes are... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

After visiting the Hiroshima A Bomb museum 2 years back, the one in Nagasaki was a little disappointing. The size was small. Skip the audio guide because it repeats what is written on the display panels, with little to add. Pictures, displays were less graphic than those at Hiroshima.

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Shows the horror of what a bomb can do, the displays are very good, the museum is very well presented. There are lots of photos of the aftermath with dead bodies etc, very sobering.

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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Famous for being bombed with an Atomic Bomb we had no idea what we were in for .The devastation, pain and horror is shown in this Museum The cruel pain these people endured the help they received from there counterparts was beyond belief .We have seen many War Museums and War cemeteries and this Museum adds to the pain of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Excellent museum. Moving and highly educational, this museum should be visited while in Nagasaki. The English headsets were very helpful. Very close to the Peace Park and other interesting spots in the area.

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