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Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

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1-1-1 Tateyama, Nagasaki 850-0007, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here on a rainy day and I'm very glad I did. The museum is modern, welcoming and the exhibits are well-displayed. You probably know Nagasaki has been influenced by various cultures and the museum shows how that came to be over a more...More

1  Thank davegras
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I liked the mixture of a typical museum and a the add ons of a "living heritage" wing. Not to mention the live show. The exhibition really places the main points of the city in context, and I recommend a visit here before Dejima. If...More

Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum that gives a very good insight into Nagasaki’s early contact with the outside world, in particular the Chinese, Koreans, Portuguese and Dutch. It also explains how at this time, due to strict policies limiting contact with the outside world, Nagasaki become Japan’s...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

When you come to Nagasaki you will be drawn to the Atomic bomb museum and Dejima area. The problem is with this approach it is so difficult to put this history into context. If you start here and ask for the free audio guide you...More

Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed 24 June 2018

To start with, it's a beautiful building: modern with many references to ancient Japanese architecture. The collection is quite interesting referring to Nagasaki's past as an important trading port. During our visit a short play was performed based on an old court case. Great fun...More

Thank Erik501
Reviewed 24 June 2018

There are many exhibits to enjoy. You can borrow an audio guide to enhance your enjoyment. There are volunteers who love to share their knowledge with visitors. An excellent museum!

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is a mid-sized museum on local arts and history. Nagasaki is one of the first ports open to foreign trade and western culture. The history of Nagasaki is a history of Japan modernisation. The museum contains many interesting and informative artefacts and displays focusing...More

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 26 April 2018

It looks like a 'village museum' at first site. Interactive, crafts, shows, educative. Mainly related to trade and cultural foreign exchange, local art, old documents. A pleasant visit, especially if you are in the area.

1  Thank gbltz
Reviewed 11 April 2018

A lot of people feel they have to rate all the ATOMIC MUSEUMS as the number one attraction, but not I .. .. By a far margin, the NAGASAKI MUSEUM OF HISTORY & CULTURE is best CITY CULTURAL MUSEUM I've ever been to and the...More

1  Thank Sammy N
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Was there to see Tanaka Tetsuya's "Miniature life" temporary exhibition (FYI, this fantastic exhibition ends on 6th May 2018) but ended up seeing the rest of the museum anddddd both are super worth it! Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and even offered me a...More

2  Thank jeeeen16
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