Gyeongju National Museum
Gyeongju National Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • kpiddy
    Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive collection of relics of the Silla kingdom, a must see
    Completing our walk out from the city centre it was another fifteen mminutes further on from the Woljeong Bridge to our final destination, the Gyeongju National Museum. This is a complex of buildings and grounds to be explored all for free, while we only spent 1.5 hours here, a visit could last a lot longer. We thoroughly enjoyed viewing all the artefacts and objects, the stunning and exquisite golden crown and jewellery discovered in the Geumgwanchong Tomb in 1921 is on display, simply majestic. The musuem is well patronised but not too busy so we were able to spend a few minutes up close to all displays. There was plenty of English descriptions to keep us well informed, this museum is highly recommended when visiting Gyeongju. Loved it. Parking is available on site, as we did not use it I'm not sure if there was a fee attached. In the carpark were a few stalls selling simple food and drink.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Musings_MJ
    Singapore, Singapore590 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational tour of History of the Silla Empire
    Museum was not too big and will take at most 1 hour. Very educational exhibits which were also in English of the history of the Silla Empire. The most prominent exhibits were the unique style of the crowns worn by the Silla Kings. Well worth a visit and will complement what you see at the Cheonmachong Tomb.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Dick Z
    Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly lovely museum
    Entrance to the museum is free. There are a few halls that have displays. There is a wide variety of objects from the Silla period, varying from stone relics, to pottery and very beautiful gold artifacts. The display is very nice with English explanations. The museum is very quiet, a real pleasure to walk around and enjoy all there is to see.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Entrance to the museum is free. There are a few halls that have displays. There is a wide variety of objects from the Silla period, varying from stone relics, to pottery and very beautiful gold artifacts. The display is very nice with English explanations. The museum is very quiet, a real pleasure to walk around and enjoy all there is to see.
Written 8 May 2024
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bye:myself
Hamburg, Germany66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
This museum shows wonderful pieces and archeological founds and grants great background info regarding Gyeongju's history.
Written 15 September 2023
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Musings_MJ
Singapore, Singapore590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Museum was not too big and will take at most 1 hour. Very educational exhibits which were also in English of the history of the Silla Empire. The most prominent exhibits were the unique style of the crowns worn by the Silla Kings. Well worth a visit and will complement what you see at the Cheonmachong Tomb.
Written 13 August 2023
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia14,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Completing our walk out from the city centre it was another fifteen mminutes further on from the Woljeong Bridge to our final destination, the Gyeongju National Museum. This is a complex of buildings and grounds to be explored all for free, while we only spent 1.5 hours here, a visit could last a lot longer. We thoroughly enjoyed viewing all the artefacts and objects, the stunning and exquisite golden crown and jewellery discovered in the Geumgwanchong Tomb in 1921 is on display, simply majestic. The musuem is well patronised but not too busy so we were able to spend a few minutes up close to all displays. There was plenty of English descriptions to keep us well informed, this museum is highly recommended when visiting Gyeongju. Loved it. Parking is available on site, as we did not use it I'm not sure if there was a fee attached. In the carpark were a few stalls selling simple food and drink.
Written 22 July 2023
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Ian G
North Yorkshire, UK1,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Worth visiting for view of the actual relics. Our guide was informative and helpful. It’s part of a number of things to do here
Written 11 April 2023
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Darryl H
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Very interesting Museum with many artifacts from the Silla Kingdom presented. Special exhibition also showcased artefacts from one of the tombs in central Gyeongju, but permanent galleries were also interesting and insightful to see and read the excavated artefacts from the kingdom. Entrance is free. Recommend to go in the evening so that your next stop can be Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, as it is better viewed at night.
Written 5 March 2023
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Grrr1649
Herefordshire, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is an excellent and free museum. There is a huge range of artefacts, very well presented. Be aware there are no refreshments inside the halls. Use the cafe in the grounds.
Written 12 August 2022
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Gyeongju National Museum isn’t that large but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity. The curators did a fantastic job of setting up the displays that make the Silla-era treasures look exponentially cooler. The organization is also excellent and good explanations are in both English and Korean. The museum grounds also have some displays including replicas of the Bulguksa temple pagodas. This should be the first stop in Gyeongju, especially for those who are not familiar with Silla’s history.
Written 1 July 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is one of the best museum I've visited. It has an excellent range of Silla artifacts on display. A definite must visit when in Gyeongju.
Written 1 June 2020
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TravelerTrecker
Houston833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is large, impressive museum dedicated to the Silla culture. It has several buildings that are very well organized following a chronological order and with dedication to several aspects of the life of the Sillas including domestic and common aspects and royals features. The exhibit on the tomb treasures is impressive! Curation is excellent! Labels are in Korean and English. The Silla's bell is just beautiful. The bell is outside the museum and the exhibit is great, with excellent illumination. At night is really beautiful!

We did not have to pay. It was a Korean holiday when we visited and because of this, the museum closed one hour later! We visited the museum in the afternoon. We spent 3 hours at the museum. when we arrived to the museum, it started to rain; rainy days are perfect for museum visits. The rain lasted for two hours; when we went to see the gardens, it was dry and pleasant. Because the museum closed late at 700 pm, we were able to see many sculptures, pagodas, and the bell located in the museum gardens with almost nobody around. The gardens looked beautiful at sunset. Lightning was really good. We learned a lot!

The museum deserves at least 3 hours.

We visited on September, 2019.
Written 26 April 2020
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