Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture is one of the few museums in Japan dedicated to the history of international exchange. The Museum holds an extensive collection of historical documents, art and craftworks that tell the story of Nagasaki, the sole window open to foreign countries during Japan’s period of seclusion. In addition, part of the Nagasaki Magistrate's Office (a local agency of the central government in the Edo period) has been faithfully reconstructed based on historical materials, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of feudal Japan. The exhibits are displayed to ensure an instructive and enjoyable experience. Come and spend meaningful time learning about the history and culture of Nagasaki.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Nagasaki is 2H drive from Fukuoka. There, we met our local guide, Tetsuya Date, 82, who can speak Mandarin. We were with him until 3:00 when we departed for Fukuoka.
This extensive museum is a conglomeration of interesting facts and artefacts from Nagasaki's history. We saw the early influence of Chinese and Portuguese traders. There was a Chinatown in the 1800s.
This was a good overview of Nagasaki's history.
Written 21 November 2023
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The exhibitions are very well made and a few are even interactive. The museum gives an intriguing insight into Nagasaki's history. Not all displays are in English but there is a free audioguide. However I didn't make use of it so I can't say anything of its value. There's a well-stocked museum shop and the staff is very helpful.
Written 18 November 2023
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kronsteenoglu
Oakland, CA17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It’s fine. Within the “permanent exhibition,” very little is explained in English, and the audio guide is badly narrated by some American millennial - unlistenable. The “recorded plays” in the second half, barefoot section, are informative and enjoyable, although probably not enough to justify a visit to the museum.

The best attraction of this neighborhood turned out to be the Masusaki Bakery across the street. If you’re nearby, definitely try out one (and then one more) of their delicacies!

You’re welcome.
Written 10 April 2023
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Meike
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I visited the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture during my tour with Huber Tomodachi Guide. My guides were so friendly and kind and knew a lot about Nagasaki history! They taught me a lot and brought me to this museum. Since we went on the weekend, we were able to enjoy a historical play that was free with the regular admission ticket (which is fairly priced). The play was in Japanese, yet I still found it very entertaining and educational despite my lack of Japanese language ability. The staff here work hard to help you make the most of your experience which I appreciate a lot. There is so much valuable information in this museum about Nagasaki's rich and diverse past! I highly recommend!
Written 22 March 2021
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Inoussa M
Nagasaki, Japan7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
What a great way to learn history. I experience a live play at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture about the Phaeton incident. It shows that accountability matters. You can experience other live plays on history and culture there. It was a great experience that combines learning and fun.
Written 4 March 2021
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan15,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture is a very entertaining for not only adults but also for children. There are many audio and video guidances which are easy to understand. As this museum was built at the site of Nagasaki Bugyosho, Administrator’s Office, there is also a reconstruction of its rooms, that is particularly interesting. On the 3rd floor, there is a temporary exhibition. To overlook this museum, you need at least one and a half hour.
Written 22 September 2020
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We alight at Sakura-Machi sta, walked slight upslope not too visible from the main street.. 長崎歴史文化博物館 (Nagasaki Rekishi Bunka Hakubutsukan) is a modern Museum dedicated to Nagasaki's history as Japan's major international trading ports. 2 levels housed the large, permanent exhibition and is comprised of various sections, each focusing on a different facet of Nagasaki's rich history. The museum has different sections each dedicated to sharing the story of Japan's relationship with its 3 main trading partners; China, the Netherlands and Korea. The history of these relationships is recounted through the exhibition of artifacts including art pieces, documents, as well as dioramas depicting trade routes and city districts where foreign traders lived. Very informative.
It is the few museums in Japan devoted to the theme of "overseas exchange". The museum holds 48,000 items including historical documents and arts and crafts that explains Nagasaki]s importance as the sole window opened to foreign countries during the period of national isolation. There is also an elaborate zone with the reconstruction of the Magistrate Office. Interesting indeed
There’s a Shop and also Restaurant. We spent a good 1.5 hours, with not many visitors actually.
Written 29 December 2019
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KeenPhotographer-11
Birkdale, Australia904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Lots to see and a surprise to learn so much new info re Europeans role in this cities development. eg Knowing that the only place the Dutch flag flew for 5 years in the Napoleonic days was here.
Written 21 November 2019
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Alvin Ng
Kuching, Malaysia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you have no time to look around Nagasaki, this place will give you all the information that you need. Tracing Nagasaki's history as Japan's window to the world in the fedudal age of Japan's isolation policy and the story of Christianity in Japan.
Written 11 November 2019
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N S
Ottawa, Canada469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Chock full of great exhibits on the history of Nagasaki including extensive sections on Nagasaki's role as a gateway to Japan's relationships with Europe and China. The museum building itself is fabulous -- built just 15 years ago, but in a very traditional style. They offer an English audio guide at no additional charge. Staff are very helpful. A nice little cafe restaurant on the site too.
Written 1 October 2019
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