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War and Peace: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Every day, all day Thursday 3 June to Sunday 29 August

During the Second World War in August 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan - reducing the cities to ruin. An estimated 200,000 people died by the end of the year - both instantly and from the aftereffects of radiation.

This exhibition displays belongings left by the victims, photographic panels and other materials that show what happened under the giant mushroom clouds that darkened the skies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Exploring stories of destruction, recovery and propensity, this exhibition highlights the importance of achieving a peaceful world without nuclear weapons.

Covid-safe information

Anyone who has visited identified venues on the NSW Health list or has cold or flu symptoms, should not visit the museum until you have been tested and receive a negative result.

  • Access to the museum is restricted to reduce crowds and ensure social distancing

  • The museum encourage pre-booking your visit online  

  • The museum is now cashless – card payments only

  • Hand sanitisers are provided throughout the museum 

  • Frequent routine cleaning is undertaken to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene

  • The museum offers free temperature screening devices on request

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