History of Busan and the history of Korea
The museum tells us about the history of Busan
The Busan Museum represents Busan and embodies the history of the Republic of Korea.
Since its opening in November 1978, the Busan Museum has served not only as a place for Busan citizens to rest but also as a large-scale exhibition hall that covers the entire history of Busan from the Paleolithic Age to the modern times through the Goryeo Dynasty and the Joseon Dynasty.
Dongnae Exhibition Hall is designed to exhibit a wide range of relics found in Busan from the Paleolithic Age to the Goryeo Dynasty.
It includes more than 5,000 pieces of unearthed cultural relics discovered through Gyeongsangnam-do, including relics related to Busan. With the relics, the valuable history of Busan, which has long been forgotten, unfolds in front of your eyes.
Joseon Gallery clearly depicts the history of Busan, which became the center of Korean-Japanese relations since the opening of its port. It is interesting to see the digitally restored Painting of the Procession of the Joseon Tongsinsa (Diplomatic Mission) for the visitors to view.
It will be a special space for children to learn history outside textbooks and for adults to experience the weight of time throughout the history of Busan.
Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by their guardians.
No drinking, smoking, and eating.
No lighting or filming without permission.
No touching/hitting exhibits.
No pets allowed (except guide dogs).
Address63, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
Closing DatesEvery Monday, January 1
Operating Days and HoursEvery Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday: 09:00−18:00 (No admission allowed after 17:00)
Every Friday and Saturday: 09:00−21:00 (No admission allowed after 20:00)
Traffic InformationWalk for 12 min from Exit 1 of Daeyeon Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Take Bus 134, 51, 68, 138, 138-1, or 1006 at Busan Metropolitan Museum ‧Get off at Busan Cultural Center
Busan City Tour Bus Busan Station (Red Line) → Get off at Busan Museum
Parking : Parking lot in museum (free)
RemarksDisabled parking; disabled restrooms; disabled elevator available; mobile app for automatic information (by sign language video); audio guide in Korean; wheelchair free rental; wheelchair accessible; guide dogs allowed