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Address
186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 경주시 일정로 186 (인왕동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-54-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-740-7500 (Korean)
Operating Hours
  •  9:00am - 6:00pm
    (Sat & Holidays : 9:00am - 7:00pm)
     9:00am - 9:00pm
    (Mar - Dec, Every Saturday)
    * Last admission is 1 hour before closing 
Closed
Every Monday, New Year's Day
※ except for the national holidays on Monday, the museum is open on the holidays and closed the following day instead
Length of Tour
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes
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Introduction
Gyeongju National Museum rests deep in tradition, with a history of about 90 years. Representing Gyeongju, which used to be the capital of Silla (BC57~AD935), the museum is where you can view the cultural history of Gyeongju district. The exhibition hall is divided into 4 large parts: the Main hall, Annex I, Annex II, and the Outdoor Exhibit Area (Museum Grounds). In the Main Hall you can see earthenware, and in the Arts and Crafts room you can see various artwork and craftwork. Gukeun Memorial Hall exhibits 666 artifacts, which are the personal collection of Dr. Lee Yang-Seon, donated to the museum for preservation purposes. Artifacts from the great tombs of the city of Gyeongju are exhibited in Annex I, the Gobun Gallery. There are many glittering accessories, such as golden crowns, crown ornaments, belts, earrings etc. You can experience the superb artistry from the Silla Period through these artifacts. Approximately 30,000 artifacts were excavated from Anapji Pond, the most significant of which are exhibited in Annex 2, the Anapji Gallery. The other galleries exhibit household goods. These various types of items show life in the Royal Court during the Silla Period. After the galleries, you can move on to the Outdoor Exhibit Area, which is the Museum Grounds. King Seongdeok’s Bell located there, is the most renowned of Buddhist temple bells. You cannot help but feel solemn as you watch the relic. There is also a variety of artifacts from royal palaces and temples exhibited here. Buddhist sculptures make up the majority of the stone artifacts. If you are a traveler interested in Buddhism or the magnificent culture of royal palaces, this is a place you do not want to miss.
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 exhibits pieces donated by Dr. Lee Yang-Seon.

* Art Hall The Art Hall is housed on two floors. The first floor is the Historic Room that is home to artifacts unearthed during the museum's construction, the Imsinseogiseok memorial stone, and the replica of Silla Buddhist temples. Sculpture Gallery Ⅰ & 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.

* Anapji Hall Anapji Hall displays roughly 700 of the 30,000 excavated from the Anapji pond of Gyongju. Unlike relics from the royal tombs, these were articles used in daily life. It is through 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 Queen Seondeok the Great (National Treasure No. 29) and the Goseonsaji Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 38) and other stone structures unearthed in the temples and palace sites in Gyeongju are on exhibit at the museum garden. Most stone relics are of Buddhist origin and include stone Buddha statues, stone pagodas, stone buildings, stone 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
 
Facilities for the Handicapped

Elevator , restrooms, wheel chair rental service

Admission / Participation Fees

Free of Charge with the exception of certain special exhibitions
(complimentary ticket will be offered)

Baby Stroller Rentals
Available
Parking Facilities
Available
Reservations
Advanced reservation is required for the student's group over 30 people
Directions

[Bus]
Take an intercity bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon station, Subway Line 2) to Gyeongju.
(Bus schedule: 07:00 -24:00, 20-40 min intervals / Estimated travel time: 4hrs)

At the Gyeongju Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Train Station, take Bus 11, 600, 601, 603, 604, 605, 607, 608, 609 and get off at the Museum.

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

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