The Peace Memorial Museum collects and displays belongings left by the victims, photos, and other materials that convey the horror of that event, supplemented by exhibits that describe Hiroshima before and after the bombings and others that present the current status of the nuclear age. Each of the items displayed embodies the grief, anger, or pain of real people.
The museum exhibit presents the facts of the atomic bombing, with the aims of contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world, and of promoting world peace.
It is the most popular of Hiroshima's destinations for school field-trips from all over Japan and for international visitors, too. The architect of the main building was Kenzo Tange.
Museum established in August 1955 to convey the facts of the atomic bombing and contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons.
More than a half-century has passed since the atomic bombing, and the passing on of war and survivor experiences has become a major issue.
To raise peace consciousness and ensure that the A-bomb experience is conveyed accurately to coming generations, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum provides eyewitness testimony by survivors and A-bomb documentary films for the children and students who visit Hiroshima on school field trips.