An atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki City at 11:02 am on Aug. 9, 1945 killing the lives of almost 74,000 people and another 75,000 wounded people.
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum was dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing and its effects on the structure and the people of Nagasaki City.
The museum exhibits visual materials and reproductions on the actual bombing as well as the latest nuclear weapons.
There are 4 sections of the museum. The first one is the section where visitors can find the culture and life of Nagasaki City before the bombing, the damage caused by the bombing is exhibited in the next section. While the third section places the issues of the war and atomic weapons. On the last section, situated a video room wherein visitors can watch documentaries or movies relating to the atomic bombing.
Photographs, documents and other visual aids are from the original scene on the atomic bombing. It can be upsetting for some, especially for children.
From JR Nagasaki Station, take the bus for Nameshi, Togitsu, and Menoto, and get off at the Hamaguchi-machi stop. Once ther, the museum is just a five minute walk.
The museum opens at 8:30 to 17:30 and from May to August it closes at 18:30 It is closed during New Year Holidays
Admission fee is 200 Yen.
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