Event held on June 22

War and Peace: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Event runs from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Daily, until 29/08/2021


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 tragically died by the end of that year - both instantly and subsequently from the aftereffects of radiation. This exhibition displays belongings left by the victims, photographic panels and other material that shows 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.