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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)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
  • Gwangju National Museum (국립광주박물관)
* Reservation only from May 06, 2020 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
110, Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 북구 하서로 110 (매곡동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-570-7000,
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
New Year's Day, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
Approx. 1 hour
  • Information
    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.

    Structure Size
    Exhibition Hall B4F-2F, Administration building B1F-2F, Research buliding B1F-3F

    Collections Status
    Approximately 99,333 pieces (as of June 8, 2018)

    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

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Museum shop, locker


    Admission / Participation Fees

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

    Parking Facilities
    Available (small vehicles 232 parking spaces, large vehicles 47 parking spaces)

    Parking Fee

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