Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki

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Reflect on the horrors of nuclear warfare at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, located next door to the national memorial for victims of the bombings. The museum allows visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the atomic bomb and its devastating immediate and long-term effects on the city. A major exhibit displays images of Nagasaki as it appeared before the bomb fell on August 9, 1945. Look for the clock hauntingly stopped at 11:02, the moment the bomb was dropped. With our online itinerary creator, Nagasaki attractions like Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed the museum visit, which can be accomplished in about 2 hours even with the Peace Park next door thrown in. There’s a QR code inside the museum which allows you to access an audio gu...  more »
  • Museum, of course, moving and interesting but in a hideous building and with poorly maintained surroundings. shame.
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  • I visited on a very warm day and was wearing shorts and t-shirt. Inside, the air conditioning was very strong and I found myself shivering, so perhaps take an extra layer. You have to pay extra for an...  more »
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  • Very well organized with lots of good history about the dropping of the bomb over Nagasaki. Reasonable entrance fees. It is much smaller compared to the one at Hiroshima but still very worth the visit. Might not be the most suitable for smaller kids due to the nature of the show cases and photos. All related sites to that particular moment in time are within walking distance. There are guided tours and staff if needed.
  • Really interesting, we were there at the day it was 74 years ago that it happened. We realized that inside the museum. Gave me goosebumps. Everything is good in English and we'll organized!
  • Great place to learn about the atomic bombing and it's aftermath. Smaller than the museum in Hiroshima and more focused on the bomb itself, the effects on the city and the nuclear age after WWII. The one in Hiroshima is more focused on indivisible stories of victims and survivors. Absolutely worth a visit (ca 60 mins). Combine with a brief stroll to the remembrance hall next door, the hypocenter park and the peace park.
  • It is a pretty haunting museum. There are real exhibits with real human bones and remains. There are also grisly pictures and displays throughout the museum so if you are squeamish about these kind of things, do give this a miss. If you are curious about the danger of using nuclear weapons, the fallout after the detonation, the after effects of the bomb, the development of the atomic bomb and the work being done by the leaders all over the world to stop the advancement of nuclear weapons, then this is a nice museum to visit. At the time of this review, the entrance only cost 200yen per adult.
  • Fantastic place with millions of handmade cranes, handmade art for peace, beautiful statues, wonderful videos of survivors from japan and other countries, and a gift store with some cute chains for your phone or bag and books. The staff were very friendly and spoke fluent English, and everything was easy to navigate.
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