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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 134 attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Seattle, Washington
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is done in very good taste. There are photos that might disturb some people but one cannot sanitize what the bomb did. However what struck me most is that there is absolutely no blame nor guilt in the way the museum depicts the tragic history. The quest for peace is the main theme. The enemy is war itself.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Many aspects of this visit impressed me, from the sequence through which the museum experience was crafted to the comprehensive detailing of the history behind the bomb. That all the exhibit panels were in flawless English also made the experience better. Not only did we get to understand the decisions that went into dropping the bomb, we saw some layman... More

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Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were on a tour with a time frame and could have easily spent at least an hour longer than the allocated time. We are a family group ranging in ages from 83 - 11 years and all found this place immensely interesting and very sobering. One of the most memorable places for us in Nagasaki. When you tire of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Like Peace Park and the Atomic Museum in Hiroshima, this again brings home the thoughts that this madness must never be repeated. The exhibits are very well presented and the exhibition as a whole is very informative. While viewing the artifacts take the time to remember those whose lives were taken by this madness and pray it never happens again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I was staying in Hiroshima for a week,and I booked a night in nagasaki.I got to Nagasaki about 16.00 and got on the tram to the memorial park.I walked around the memorial park and then made my way to the museum.You go through the doors and then down a spiral pathway to the depths of the museum.The first things you... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A stark reminder of one of most horrifying events in human history. It features a lot of historical data, artifacts, stories, all very well presented. Can be very busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A simple or even a little old museum. However, the exhibits are very well preserved and explained in English. Encapsulated the incident and impact on Nagasaki extremely well, though without the holistic background of WW2. A timely reminder about the tragedy of war.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It seems strange to recommend a museum depicting the atrocities of the war, however if you are in Nagasaki you should visit this museum. It brings to life the history lessons you had at school, and how futile war is. The staff are very helpful, the majority speak or understand English. You will need at least 3 hours to complete... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

the museum is something that everyone should experience. I don't think young children will be able to fathom the deep significance but they can probably appreciate the beautiful display of origami tsuru as tokens of wishes for peace from around the world. It was a little shocking to see the videos of testimony from innocent victims from various places around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A good, balanced tribute to those who died in 1945 ... running through the history of the original conflict, through WWll, the dropping of the bomb and then the recovery of the city into what it is now. A lot of reading combined with displays that contained graphic photos. Also actual items owned by the victims. It made for a... More

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