Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum information

Hiroshima , Japan
1-2 Nakajima-chō
Getting there
Tram: Genbaku-dōmu-mae or Chūden-mae
More information
admission ¥50
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm, to 6pm Mar-Nov, to 7pm Aug
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The main building of Hiroshima's premier museum houses a collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the atomic bomb. The displays are confronting and personal – ragged clothes, a child's melted lunch box, a watch stopped at 8.15am – and there are some grim photographs. While upsetting, it's a must-see in Hiroshima. The east building presents a history of Hiroshima and the development and destructive power of nuclear weapons.

The museum is undergoing major renovations. The east building will be closed until spring 2016, at which point the main building will close until a 2018 grand reopening. During its closure, some items from the main building will be on display in the east building. Check the website for the latest developments.