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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
+81 95-844-1231
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Ranked #1 of 128 attractions in Nagasaki
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which... more » 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. « less
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see on a visit to Nagasaki and a poignant reminder of the devastation caused through just one atomic bomb. The museum is very well presented with clocks stopped at the precise time of impact and melted glass bottles, as a result of the intense heat. Be sure not to miss the (free) ‘Ground Zero’ memorial garden... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I first visited the Nagasaki museum about 18 years ago, and at the time was deeply moved by what I saw, heard and read. Years later I brought my family back to Japan and during the two week trip we visited Hiroshima which I had not visited before. It too was moving. However, at the last minute we found we... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The atomic bomb museum in Nagasaki graphically illustrates the horrors of Nuclear War. It should be compulsory viewing for the leaders of all countries which possess these weapons. Particularly harrowing are the personal possessions- a childs lunchbox with the contents incinerated.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I think they did a very good job with the museum. We took our children because it was important for all of us to see this sad part of history.

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It's an easy place to get to. There's a nice park nearby with sculptures donated from around the world. The museum is cheap to get into and has a very good personal headset to teach you about the displays (cheap) in various languages. You really need to go here when in town - and it's easy to do.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum tells the story from the survivors eyes and isn't always in the same light of how we know the history in the U.S. Just from that angle, it was extremely fascinating. I won't go in to detail since that would make this review a novel, but yes, it will look like you are in a museum that has... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

pictures and accounts from survivors were very depressing but was nonetheless very enlightening to hear Japanese side of their story from survivors and people who stood up to help other Japanese despite their own sufferings. lots of video footage and information to absorb

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This is an interesting Museum, except for the lack of correctness. They make statements like the bomb was dropped in order to justify the 2 billion dollar cost of building the bomb. They omit Pearl Harbor and atrocities by Japanese troops in China, Singapore, Philippines, and others. They also omit that notices were given to evacuate the City 2 days... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Everyone should visit this museum to get an understanding of what atomic bombs actually do!. The information is presented really well and portrays the horror and devastation caused when the bomb exploded over Nagasaki in 1945. It will definitely tug at your heart strings! . The recollections by survivors, along with photographs, are especially poignant. It's very Sad and very... More

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Respectful to the catastrophe in Nagasaki and to the threat of nuclear weapons and contamination worldwide.

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