Powerful, raw and thoughtfully curated museum depicting the history and horrors of the first atomic bomb on earth used on a city. It tells the stories, history and science behind the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and has numerous pleas and memorial sites urging peace for humanity. It is a powerful monument to see and a must for anyone in Hiroshima.
While the city itself was destroyed by the Atomic Bombs in WWII. The Peace Memorial Museum was built as both a reminder of the destruction and point to move forward from. Regardless it is something beautiful created out of the terrible destruction of the past. Some parts of the museum are a bit graphic and may not be suitable for younger children.
It was under construction when we were there but still it was really interesting to see all the pictures and artifacts from the incident.
Incredible day. Very direct and powerful displays. War is a terrible thing.
Visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a "must" when in Hiroshima. Exhibits are beautifully & tastefully presented, even though seeing remnants of the bombing (e.g. personal belongings of school children etc.) can be upsetting. One of my favorite exhibits is the area devoted to Sasaki Sadakoh, including some of the tiny paper cranes she made from medicine wrappers. I recommend spending around two hours here in order to see/absorb everything. Located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the purpose of the museum is to document the atomic bombing, as well as to promote world peace.
This museum works to promote world peace and educate people about the destruction of the atomic bombing. Exhibits are educational and well-thought out, it's perfectly fine for families and students to explore. There are many artifacts and remnants from the bombing on display, as well as stories of people affected.