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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum: Hiroshima Peace Museum and Library (広島平和記念資料館)


General Information

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 730-0811 
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New Year Holidays (December 29 to January 3)


About Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park:

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was opened in 1954 in memory of the atomic bomb victims,  It is located in the Nakajima district, the epicenter targeted in the nuclear attack.  There are a number of monuments such as the cenotaph for the atomic-bomb victims, the Peace Bell, the Peace Clock, Tower, and the Children's Peace Monument. 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was opened in 1955 located at the southern end of the park. The museum presents Hiroshima before the war, during wartime, and during the atomic bomb (A-bomb) incident.  It details the overall damage to the city and its impressively quick recovery.

The museum consists of the main building and the east building.

Related Link(s)

Related Guides

The following list is access guides of facilities  specializing resources related Japanese involvement in World War II.

Summary of Collection(s)

East Building

  • Video Theater
  •  Audio Guide for the permanent exhibits is available for 300 yen
  •  Exhibition rooms: Art work by A-bomb survivors and others.

Main Building

  • Artifacts: The remains of artifacts either destroyed or deformed due to fire and the heatblast
  • Displays: Various Images of the A-bomb aftermath; damage by the heat rays, blast, conflagration, and radiation
  • Rescue Activities: Images of rescue efforts including schools converted to emergency relief stations, military first aid kit, a wooden box for donated rice balls, and so on
  • Various A-bomb related data including effects of residual radiation, black rain, amount of radiation and causalities
  • A-bomb drawings by survivors
  • Recorded testimony of A-bomb survivors

Library: A-bomb related information resources

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.


Online Resource(s)

How to Use the Facility

Using the Museum

Admission and Hours: Please refer to the "Museum Guide".

Using the Library

Prior to the Visit:

Please Contact the Library staff:

  • For survivor testimonies, videos, books, magazines, and audio materials: Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
    Outreach Division
    Nakajima-cho 1-2, Naka-ku
    730-0811 Hiroshima
    TEL: +81-82-242-7798 FAX: +81-82-247-2464


  • For A-bomb artifacts, photos, A-bomb drawings, and artistic pieces: Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
    Curatorial Division
    Nakajima-cho 1-2, Naka-ku
    730-0811 Hiroshima
    TEL: +81-82-241-4004 FAX+81-82-542-7941

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