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Busan Museum, Busan

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Admire the cultural heritage of Korea at Busan Museum. Since it opened in 1978, the museum offers an overview of the nation's history, with over 6,000 artifacts organized according to time periods, from prehistoric all the way to modern times. Don't miss the outdoor exhibition, where you can admire a beautiful pagoda, as well as modern sculptures and traditional Buddhist statues. Kids will love the cultural experience room, where they can piece together jigsaw puzzles and have fun with stamps. Consider coming during the morning to avoid crowds and explore the museum in peace. Make Busan Museum a centerpiece of your Busan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Busan vacation planner.
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  • A museum is not one of the major attractions in Busan and history is probably not what a lot of visitors are here for, but if you have time, the Busan Museum has a nice collection that shows the histo...  more »
  • Arrived at the time when part of the exhibition is undergoing a 12+ months renovation. The part that remains is relatively small, but decently spaced and signed (with English). Can be done in 20 minut...  more »
  • While the museum had very nice grounds to walk around, it was lacking in substance. There were a few rooms with pottery and jewellery from prehistoric times through to the Goryeo dynasty. However, hal...  more »
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  • It's a free museum with friendly and helpful staff. Gives a nice summarised history lesson of Busan. One of the halls was closed for renovations, so would like to go back. A nice and quick stop-by of less than an hour.
  • No charge here. Nice place for a Korean History 101 for those who are new to exploring Korea. Most displays provide English explanation. Close walk from here to the UN cemetery.
  • Good collections. Very nice and quite. Clean and clear but no english staff to explain. Has beautiful scenery in spring and autumn
  • Hanbok free trial and photo taking service: Make sure you make reservation few day ahead your visit; Tea ceremony: In addition to hanbok, you can try the traditional formal tea ceremony of Korea (highly recommend)
  • Nice museum with guide texts in English as well. There is also some experimental programme, but it ends an hour before the museum closes. Some require reservation online.