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Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)

  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
Address
110, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 북구 하서로 110 (매곡동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-570-7000,
+82-62-570-7050
Operating Hours
Weekdays 10:00-18:00
Weekends and public holidays 10:00-19:00

[Late hours] 10:00- 21:00
Saturdays in March-October, last Wednesdays of every month

* Last admission is 30 min before closing
Closed
New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
Approx. 1 hour
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwangju National Museum was established to promote development of cultural arts and to foster patriotism. The museum’s construction began in 1977 and was open to public on December 6, 1978. Gwangju National Museum aims to conserve cultural values through collection and preservation of historical and valuable artifacts found in Gwangju and Jeollanam-do regions while making contributions to the community through continuous research, exhibition, and education.

    Inspired by traditional Korean architecture, Gwangju National Museum is a six story building with two stories above ground and four basement floors. The museum consists of spacious exhibition halls with a total area of 3,305m². A reconstruction took place in December 1996, repairing old facilities and adding two new exhibition halls, the Special Exhibition Hall and the Buddhist Art Exhibition Hall.

    * Gwangju National Museum Collections and Exhibition Halls
    Gwangju National Museum exhibits various historical artifacts found in Jeolla region including prehistoric relics; artworks related to Buddhism and earthenware from during Baeje, unified Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon dynasties; and underwater discoveries from Sinan shipwreck.

    1F – Paintings and Calligraphy Exhibition Hall, Special Exhibition Hall I & II, Buddhist Art Exhibition Hall
    2F – Prehistory Gallery, Ancient History Gallery, Goryeo Pottery Gallery, Joseon Pottery Gallery, Discoveries from Sinan Shipreck
    Outdoor exhibitions – Goryeo celadon kiln site, dolmens, Gwangju Jangun-dong Stone Monument, etc.

    An Education Center and Children’s Museum were established and opened to public in 2007.

    Collections Status
    Approximately 81,973 pieces (as of May 31, 2015)

    Program Information
    1) Collect, preserve, and research cultural assets, hold exhibitions of historical artifacts, make publications, etc.
    2) Provide cultural and educational activity programs for familes and children.
    3) Promote traditional game activites, hold performances and concerts, etc.

    Main Facilities
    Exhibition halls, Resarch Center, Education Center, Goryeo Celadon Kiln Site, Children's Museum, Educational Activity Center, auditorium, media room, seminar room

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    * Visitors must visit the ticket booth to recieve comlimentary entry tickets.
    * Free exhibitions are limited to permanant exhibitions, Children's Museum, free special exhibitions.

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Small vehicles - 232 spaces
    Large vehicles - 47 spaces

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Homepage
    gwangju.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)

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