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Gwangju National Museum 국립광주박물관

  • +82-62-570-7000
110 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

Gwangju National Museum collects and preserves cultural relics from Jeollanam-do. The exhibits are grouped in seven categories according to period and type. The Prehistoric Hall displays stone age tools from the Paleolithic Era, Neolithic Era, and Bronze Ages, as well as other relics from the early Iron Age. Samguk Hall displays many earthenware and ironware items from the Great Onggwan in the Jeolla-do area.

The Buddhist Art Hall exhibits cultural Items related to the religion, the Painting Hall exhibits works of artists of the Honam district from the Joseon and modern periods. Jeolla-do is also considered the birthplace of Korean Pottery. The Goryeo Pottery Exhibit Hall showcases the transition from the Cheongja of the Goryeo Period to the Joseon Period's Buncheongsagi and Baekja. It is possible to witness the entire pottery-making process at once. Pottery items are also on display at Joseon Buncheongsagi Baekja Hall.

The Shinan Ocean Floor Relic Hall is a unique exhibit hall with items on display from a trade ship submerged for 600 years in the Shinan Sea. The items were excavated during 11 operations that took place from 1976 to 1984. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month, and the museum is closed on Mondays.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-62-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-570-7000, +82-62-570-7050 (Korean)

・Parking Facilities : (L) 47 cars (S) 232 cars

・Parking Fees : Free

・Closed : Every Monday, New Year's Day

・Admission Fees : Free (except special exhibitions)
※ Complimentary tickets will be offered

・Operating Hours : - Weekdays 09:00 to 18:00 (Last admission is 1 hr before closing.)
- Weekend and public holidays 09:00 to 19:00
Late hours
- 09:00 to 21:00 (Last admission is 30 min before closing.)
* Open evenings from March to December)
* The last Wednesday of every month

・Duration : About 1 hour

Program Information



From Seoul Express Bus Terminal or Dong Seoul Terminal, take a bus to Gwangcheon Terminal U-Square
(05:50 to 21:15 / Every 5 min / 3 hr 30 min)

From U-Square, walk 10 min toward Hyundai Car Stop.
Take bus 84 to Gwangju Biennale Hall Stop
(06:00 to 22:40 / 10 min)
Take a taxi (10 min)

110 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju


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