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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Closes in 28 min: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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.
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7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1231
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Had one day in Nagasaki during a cruise. Traveling with a family of 4 with teens. It's both unfortunate – and important – that the name Nagasaki is synonymous with the dropping of the atomic bomb. Unquestionably, this history overshadows everything else, yet today Nagasaki...More

22  Thank donavan94563
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Everyone agrees that nuclear warfare is horrific and should be avoided at all costs. Although the museum accurately displays the nuclear explosion in great detail, it fails to explain the reason why it took place. The reasons they give are almost hidden in one small...More

8  Thank BillyDKidd
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Reviewed 6 days ago

For 200yen entry, not expensive. I went on a very rainy day so it was pretty quiet, but even then there were a lot of tourists. Parts were ruined by others taking photos (despite signs not to), and speaking loudly in the halls when it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an smallish museum depicting events surrounding the bombing of Nagasaki. There are also many artifacts affected by the bombing, the most famous of which is a water tower from an elementary school. The issue for me is that I was quite familiar with...More

Thank 574RichardD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chilling museum. The preserved items are very realistic and impressive. The interior of the museum and the way those items are displayed gives excellent and logical sequence of wartime events. All items are also provided with English explanations. An absolute must if you wish to...More

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical symbolic museum, emotional, ecstatic, grand place. Though the old site is demolished to build modern buildings. However, the site gives you the history and the location where the bomb landed in Japan.

Thank denniskwan72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum does not try to sugarcoat thinga from Japan’s perspective. Their actions during the WWII and those of the US and other countries just show no one really wins in war. It’s a very sad place to visit, but it is important to remind...More

1  Thank Semi-ambivalent
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I've been to both atomic bomb museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You can't really compare the two but in my opinion the Hiroshima museum has more impact. Nonetheless, this one is sobering and leaves you at a loss for words. Be it the displays of...More

2  Thank twicked
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Museums should be informed by the story of history, not partial history; advancing some great points while ignoring other essential points. This is about the end of a war . . . an ending in horror for the nation Japan. This ending is not presented...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The people of Nagasaki should be proud of this amazing museum. It was very balanced and well thought out, the whole purpose of the museum is so that this never happens again. Hard to be there - be prepared to be emotional.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It was eye opening .................really. one had to remember the history behind it. I was in awe and saddened at the same time

Thank Meander796393
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

It’s an amazing experience and everyone around the world should see this place. It can open your eyes to what was really lost

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29 August 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
22 June 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
7 December 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