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Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)

  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
  • Jinju National Museum (국립진주박물관)
Address
626-35, Namgang-ro, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 진주시 남강로 626-35 (남성동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-740-0698,
+82-55-742-5951, 2
Operating Hours
Weekdays 10:00-18:00
Weekends & Public holidays 10:00-19:00
* Saturdays (April-October) 10:00-21:00
* Culture Day (last Wednesday of every month) 10:00-21:00
Closed
New Year's Day, Every Monday, the Day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
30 minutes - 1 hour
  • Information
    Introduction
    Jinju National Museum is located within Jinju Castle. After opening in 1984, it reopened in 1998 under the name of “Imjin Waeran Specialty Museum”. The exhibits of the museum are based on Imjin Waeran (Japanese Invasion in 1594), instead of having a purely local flavor. Jinju is the site of the greatest battle of Imjin Waeran, the battle of Jinju Castle, which is why there are many relics about the war at the museum, such as Chokseokru. On the 1st floor visitors can see literature, paintings and listen to music about the war. You can see the recording of POWs and the progress of the war, in the point-of-view of westerners. The exhibited relics were excavated from around the country, and even include relics from Japan, giving you a more complete picture, and the theme based arrangement of the exhibits make it easier to understand the war as whole. Along the passage visitors can see many items depicting the major events of the war. There is an exhibit hall called Du-Am Hall with approximately 179 relics, mainly paintings, pottery, and craftwork, which were donated by Mr. Du-Am. On the 2nd floor visitors can actively experience the progression of the events in the war. The relics are arranged chronologically, classified by soldier, class, and weapons, etc. The exhibit hall starts with the exhibit on the outbreak of the war, and ends with the book Ichungmugong, which contains the will of General Yi Sun-Sin. You can also see a large-scale model of Geobukseon (Turtle Ship), which was the pride of the Korean Navy at the time.

    Structure Size
    Site area: 17,796.6㎡ / Building area: 6871,46㎡

    Admission / Participation Fees

    [Museum]
    Free

    [Jinjuseong Fortress]
    Adults: Individual 2,000 won, Group 1,400 won
    Teenagers: Individual 1,000 won, Group 600 won
    Elementray students: Individual 600 won, Group 400 won
    Free admission: Children under age 6, seniors age 65 and older.



    Pets
    Seeing-eye dogs are permitted only.

    Parking Facilities
    Chokseok Gate Parking Lot / Gongbok Gate Parking Lot

    Parking Fee
    Small-sized car (500 won for the first 30 minutes / 200 won for each additional 10 minutes)
    Large-sized car (1,000 won for the first 30 minutes / 400 won for each additional 10 minutes)

    Reservations
    Prior reservation essential for group of students from elementary to high school of 20 or more people

    Prior Reservation is required, Inquiry: +82-55-740-0698

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

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