Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


Hiroshima is a city on which an atomic bomb was dropped.
Hiroshima is a city with many memorials for the lives lost.
Hiroshima is a city which continually seeks peace.
Everyone, look at Hiroshima’s path over the last century.
Distant memories, bitter remorse and alarm at an age past.
Everyone, please, look at what the atomic bomb brought.
Suffering pain, anger, and apprehension toward an uncertain future…..
Hiroshima in this nuclear age, will continue holding high the flame of hope.

<<East Building>>

  The East Building shows a history of Hiroshima before and after the bombing. Hiroshima before and after the bombing on the first floor, restoration of the city on the second, and the present situation of world nuclear weapons and peace involvement of the city on the third are exhibited.
++1st floor++++2nd floor++
Hiroshima before the A-bombingWar, the A-bomb and the people of Hiroshima
The reasons why Hiroshima was chosen++3rd floor++
The destruction HiroshimaThe nuclear age
The Hiroshima bomb

<<West Building>>

  The West Building exhibits articles left by the victims, A-bomb-exposed materials such as melted roof tiles, and pictures of the horrible disaster. It plays a role of delivering the reality of the damage. Photographs without any explanations are offered from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.<Caution> In the West Building of the Museum, photos of the tragedies caused by the bombing are displayed.
The Devastated cityDamage by the Heat Rays
The Basic Principle of the Atomic BombDamage by the Blast
Materials Exposed to the A-bombDamage due to High-temperature Fires
Damage due to the Atomic-bombDamage of Radiation

<About The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum>


In 1949, an A-bomb materials display room (called A-bomb Memorial Hall) was opened to the public in the Hiroshima Central Community Hall. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and an accompanying building, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hall, were opened in Peace Memorial Park in 1955.
A group of volunteers called the Association to Support the Collection of A-bomb Materials (now the A-bomb Materials Preservation Association) and many other Hiroshima residents were instrumental in gathering A-bomb artifacts. The two buildings have been renovated several times to improve the exhibit itself, to provide peace studies facilities for school field trips, and for other improvements. The present Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was opened in 1994, unifying the two buildings (now called the East and West buildings). The East Building traces Hiroshima’s history, depicting conditions in Hiroshima just before and after the bombing. The West Building uses photographs and artifacts to convey the facts of the atomic bombing itself.
Through its atomic bomb materials, Hiroshima intends to continue appealing to the approximately 1.4 million people from Japan and abroad who visit every year for the abolition of nuclear weapons and realization of genuine and lasting world peace.
From May 1 to November 30, 9:00 to 18:00
(entry permitted until 17:30; library closes at 17:00)

From December 1 to April 30, 9:00 to 17:00
(entry permitted until 16:30)
Year end (12/29 until 1/2)
(However, the library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and January 3.)
++Admission charge++
adult \50, high school and younger \30

Over 30 people……adults \40
Over 20 people……high school and younger, no charge
From JR Hiroshima Station (south entrance)

Take a Hiroshima Bus to Yoshijima and get off at the Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park) bus stop.

Take a streetcar for Ujina via Kamiyacho and get off at the Chuden Mae streetcar stop or, Take a streetcar for Koi, Eba, or Miyajima and get off at the Genbaku Domu Mae (A-bomb Dome) streetcar stop
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
1-2 Nakajima-cho
Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811
TEL (082) 241-4004 FAX (082) 542-7941