Nagasaki Peace Museum, Nagasaki

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The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. The museum is a remembrance to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the United States of America 9 August 1945 at 11:02:35 am. Next to the museum is the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, built in 2003, which marks the hypocenter of the event. The bombing marked a new era in war, making Nagasaki a symbolic location for a memorial. The counterpart in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These locations symbolize the nuclear age, remind visitors of the vast destruction and indiscriminate death caused by nuclear weapons, and signify a commitment to peace.
The Nagasaki museum was completed in April 1996, replacing the deteriorating International Culture Hall. The museum covers the history of the event as a story, focusing on the attack and the history leading up to it. It also covers the history of nuclear weapons development. The museum displays photographs, relics, and documents related to the bombing.
The museum at the Nagasaki Peace Park replaced the Nagasaki International Culture Hall, where artifacts related to the bombing of Nagasaki were originally exhibited. These artifacts are now supplemented with photographs depicting daily life in Nagasaki before the atomic bomb was dropped, the devastation produced by the bomb, and the history of nuclear arms development.
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum covers the history of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. It portrays scenes of World War II, the dropping of the atomic bomb, the reconstruction of Nagasaki, and present day. Additionally, the museum exhibits the history of nuclear weapons development.
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  • This small Museum is the headquarters of the Nagasaki Peace Sphere Gem Fire Movement which was proposed by Masashi Sada a Japanese musician who wishes to spread the word about Peace and connect peace....  more »
  • One of many things you have to do, this little city was smashed in the war and there are little gems of history around the whole city. This one is it huge but important and a simple must see  more »
  • Interesting museum. Buy an entrance ticket for about 200 yen from the machine. Audio guide in many different languages 150 yen - well worth it. You can take tram 1 or 3 from the station to get here. Visit takes about 2 hours
  • 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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