Gyeongju National Museum, Gyeongju

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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.
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  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum and exterior grounds. All museum displays have English descriptions which helped me and the maps and flyers were also in multiple languages. The unique history of the wonderful Korean people is in full display for all to enjoy but if you're a serious history buff you should visit the museum over a few days, not just one.
  • Amazing place of culture, had a really good time just exploring different artifacts and it was especially good because the people around me had amazing museum etiquette. Plenty of buildings/paths to explore in this compound, I'd reckon 2-3 hours is enough to fully experience the area. 100% worth a visit!
  • No charge for the ticket and the parking lot. Plenty of things to see and learn. Great exhibitions going on. Good to stroll around. The museum is not small so make sure you plan enough time on visiting this place.
  • Would definitely go again. Nice, short exhibit. The kids museum requires reservations which I had difficulty making as it is only in Korean and required my phone connected to the national ID.
  • Beautiful, interesting, and well maintained. An excellent place to spend an afternoon. Not to mention, it's free!

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