Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (長崎原爆資料館, Nagasaki Genbaku Shiryōkan?) is in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. The museum is a remembrance to the second atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki on 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 and it marks the hypocentre of the event. This event marked a new era in war making Nagasaki a symbolic location for a memorial. Its counterpart in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The location symbolizes the nuclear age and since Nagasaki and Hiroshima were both destroyed by the atomic bomb it signifies the commitment to peace.

The museum was completed in April 1996 and replaced the International Culture Hall, which had been in a state of detioration. The museum covers the history of the event as a story, focusing on the attack and events leading up to it. It also covers the history of nuclear weapons development. The museum displays photographs, relics and documents related to the atomic bombing.

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... When the museum initially opened there was criticism of the re-interpretation of Japanese history ... Furthermore, the museum was considered highly political, as it presented only one side of the story and did not promote the concept of peace ...

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