Learn about the history of the city at Gyeongju National Museum, largely dedicated to the time when Gyeongju served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE-935 CE). The museum exhibits around 3,000 artifacts from the era, including earthenware pots, golden crowns, belts, earrings, and weaponry. Along the way, you'll gain insight into the culture that made the fine artifacts on display, their funereal rites, system of governance, beliefs, and lifestyle. An outdoor exhibit area showcases facades from royal palaces and temples, as well as giant temple bells. Put Gyeongju National Museum and other Gyeongju attractions into our Gyeongju day trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Gyeongju National Museum
Private Gyeongju tour including Seokguram, Bulguksa and Tomb park from Busan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $140
Duration: 9 hours
Gyeongju National Museum Reviews
I spent about an hour and a half walking around this informative museum. It's definitely worth visiting to learn more about the Silla Dynasty. I especially enjoyed seeing the gold crowns that were fou... more »
A visit begins at the deep toned and resonant bell in the forecourt. From there you move into the museum proper. It has models of the palace layout and is full of items excavated from the site. The mo... more »
90% of everything is translated into multiple languages (including English). I've lived in Korea for a long time and didn't know how much i didn't know about how everything came to be. Very informative and enjoyable museum of Korean history.
Very interesting. Been on 2 occasions. They maintain exhibitions well and change them frequently too. Entrance was free both times!
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