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Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)
  • Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

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Notices
* Temporary closure of exhibition
- Construction of vibration isolation facility for exhibited pieces and main exhibition hall renovation works - Silla Gallery: November 20-December 3, 2017
- Wolji Hall: December 4-7, 2017
- Silla Historic Hall: December 11-15, 2017
* Make an inquiry for group visitors during the closed period (+82-54-740-7576)
Address
186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 일정로 186 (인왕동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-740-7518,
+82-54-740-7500
Operating Hours
Weekdays 10:00-18:00
Saturdays (January-February) & Public holidays 10:00-19:00
Saturdays in March-December 10:00-21:00

* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.
Closed
New Year's Day, the Day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gyeongju National Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). The museum has recently gone under renovation, and the galleries and the exhibition halls have taken on a new look. In addition to improving facilities for visitors' convenience, Gyeongju National Museum is making efforts to contribute to the community and re-establish its identity as a museum by making efforts to develop ways to provide lifelong learning opportunities and improve management. As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, it also strives to take leap toward becoming a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.

    Structure Size
    Land area 76,208㎡
    Building area 18,785㎡
    Exhibition area 3,228㎡


    Exhibition Hall Information
    * Archeology Hall
    The Archeology Hall has four galleries: the Prehistoric-Proto Three Kingdoms Gallery, housing relics found throughout Gyeongju; the Silla roomⅠ&Ⅱ, displaying artifacts found in the Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong tombs; and the Gukeun Memorial Gallery, with pieces donated by Dr. Lee Yang-Seon.

    * Art Hall
    The Art Hall takes up two floors. On the first floor is the Historic Room which is home to artifacts unearthed during the museum's construction, the Imsinseogiseok memorial stone, and the replica of Silla Buddhist temples. Sculpture GalleryⅠ& Ⅱ exhibit gilt-bronze Buddhist statues from the Silla and the Unified Silla eras, and stone Buddhist sculptures and tomb sculptures. The second floor of the Art Hall includes the Metal Craft Gallery with the Reliquary from the East Pagoda of the Monastic Site of Gameunsa and other metal pieces from the time period between the Silla and Goryeo eras. The Hwangnyongsa Gallery includes artifacts found at the site of the Hwangnyongsa Temple.

    * Wolji Hall
    Wolji Hall displays roughly 700 of the 30,000 artifacts excavated from the Wolji pond of Gyeongju. Unlike relics from the royal tombs, these were articles used in daily life. It is through comparison with these “common” items that we can understand the truly opulent, luxurious lifestyle of the royal family and the noble class during the Unified Silla period.

    * Outdoor exhibition in the museum garden
    The Divine Bell of King Seongdeok the Great (National Treasure No. 29), the Goseonsaji Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 38) and other stone structures unearthed at temples and palace sites in Gyeongju are on exhibit in the museum garden. Most stone relics are of Buddhist origin and include Buddha statues, pagodas, buildings, lanterns, tomb remnants, and architectural structures like foundation stones and stepping stones. The major exhibits are the stone Buddha of the Janghang-ri Temple Site, the standing Buddha statue from Mount Nangsan, approximately 20 Buddha statues excavated from the well at Bunhwangsa, the three-story pagoda of the Goseonsa Temple Site, and a collection of lion and peacock-shaped stones.

    * Children's Museum
    Children's Museum is currently undergoing renovation.
    Closed: August 28 - December 26, 2017
    Expected open date: December 27, 2017

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lecture hall, convenience store, lockers

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair ramp (Art Galley and Wolji Gallery entrance), elevators, designated restrooms, wheel chair rental service

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free of charge with the exception of certain special exhibitions
    (must get free ticket before entering)

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Reservations
    Advanced reservation is required for groups of 30 or more students.

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    [Museum Tour on Saturdays]
    * Period: Saturdays 10:00-11:30, 15:00-16:30
    * Eligibility: Visitors with foreign nationality
    * Departure: The tour starts from the main gate of Gyeongju National Museum
    * Inquiries: Gyeongju National Museum Admin Office +82-54-740-7620
    * Interpretation tour is subject to change due to unexpected circumstances.

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

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