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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1231
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1231
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Perhaps I shouldn't compare, but as we visited this museum and Nagasaki after Hiroshima, I didn't find this as shocking or as interesting. I think the parks around the museum were of more interest to me than what was on display.

Thank Rowena P
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Building was new and there was a bookshop and a cafe. Bookshop selling limited English books that is worth a read. I prefer the mesuem at Hiroshima which has more significance and history. Easily access by tram with a 7 min walk.

Thank iceblended
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit.. sombre and emotional, some confronting content but also great historical information You absolutely MUST visit this place for peace and reflection and education

Thank Jazzy M
Reviewed October 30, 2017

There museum is well set out with enough English to make it interesting. It is hard to see what happened to so many of the citizens. At the very end there are some displays asking for an end to nuclear weapons and the number held...More

Thank Mon55
Reviewed October 29, 2017

The museum achieves a good balance of factual as well as personal information about the impact of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The exhibits are easy to follow and the museum is well laid out and accessible to all. A very important place to visit...More

Thank John D
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Comprehensive presentation of the atomic bombing and it's aftermath with multimedia and static exhibits. Quite graphic in a couple of places but not gratuitously so, merely factual. Stands as a memorial and hopefully a deterrent.

1  Thank Jake D
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

You've got to visit the Museum if you're in town. Most of the displays and movies are also in English. You can purchase the audio guide in various languages at the front desk if you'd like do so. It's a bargain to get in(200 yen).

Thank Hiker2go
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Anyone wanting to understand the effect of nuclear weapons must visit this museum. Some of the exhibits are confronting and bring to life the horrible impact of a single bomb on a community of over 300,000 people.

Thank DawnBeamsley
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

As one of the atomic bomb museum, she is responsibility of showing the truth of history and reminding the next generation of tragedy. By providing the sufficient and moderate information at the end of exhibition, I think the museum has been done a good job!

Thank Jimena K
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Although the subject itself was quite disturbing, the displays were well presented and informative. Everything is labeled in English, so we had no trouble guiding ourselves with no audio guide. They have examples on display of items that were distorted by the blast that you...More

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August 28, 2017|
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Response from SingBob | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk. You can do it by tram but you will need to change. Taxi is easier.
Sandy L
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's not something a traveller would usually know but feel free to ask the organization themselves
Andrea M
December 7, 2016|
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Response from Jakki P | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest 2.5-3 hours total is sufficient for the museum. There can be crowds at some exhibits and all are worth viewing, take your time to read the placards presented in several languages. Arrive early if you're in a... More