Gamadas Dome Mt Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall

Museum in Shimabara

About 4km south of the town centre, this excellent high-tech museum is larger than many a good-size city's town hall. It focuses on the 1991 eruption and vulcanology in general, and is plonked eerily at the base of the lava flow. Get the free English audio guide, and visit the disturbingly lifelike simulation theatre.