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Gyeongju National Museum

186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
+82 54-740-7500
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“korean history” (27 reviews)
“silla kingdom” (26 reviews)
“national museum” (25 reviews)
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186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38171, South Korea
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+82 54-740-7500
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US$120 per adult
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"korean history"
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"silla kingdom"
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"national museum"
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"on display"
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"several buildings"
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"shilla dynasty"
in 15 reviews
"anapji pond"
in 20 reviews
"main hall"
in 8 reviews
"chronological order"
in 4 reviews
"free entrance"
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"great exhibits"
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"english subtitles"
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"free of charge"
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"two hours"
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"burial mounds"
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"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"historical sites"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. English subtitles let you understand the Silla empire in good detail. Nicely laid out design with ample room to roam. Probably allow at least two hours to see the halls and grounds. Well worth the time.

Thank JohntheLast
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Geyongju National Museum is well worth a 2 to 3 hour trip as an introduction to the history of the Silla Dynasty and the many historic sites around Gyeongju.

Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free attraction so really why not go. But honestly it is one of the best museums we’ve seen in Korea. There are numerous buildings and a kids museum onsite. There are detailed explanations in English to explain the history and significance of some of the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really informative exhibits with lots translated into English. Amazing collection from the Silla and great to learn more about the tombs in the town and the ancient history of the region. Really interesting and definitely worth a visit while in Gyeongju

2  Thank Sophie W
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This period of history was new to me and I found the Korean artifacts in the museum amazing. I particularly loved the gold crowns, the jewellery and the Buddhist relics. Wow...... what wealth they had years ago. One of the buildings was closed, but we...More

Thank kathy b
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is really one of the best history museums in Korea, though it should be noted that it covers just one period of history. Remember that the complex consists of several buildings, so don't leave after you have finished with the main hall. Free admission,...More

1  Thank watchsmart
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a fabulous museum, filled with artifacts from the area across time. But it does concentrate on the Silla period and there is plenty to display. From stone to bronze to copper to gold; from tools to jewels; from architecture to boating to steles,...More

Thank AdventurePhiles
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Quite a rare site with a lot of ancient tombs excavated. You may spend 2 - 3 hours walking in the park, and visit the museum (closed for new displays in April 2018). There is also a palace site nearby with decent walking paths along...More

Thank Leung L
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous museum with hundreds of wonderful artifacts from the Silla period, and if you are doing the whole area over more than a day is a great introduction to the many historical sites that abound in this area. This is a world...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was woefully ignorant about the Silla civilization. No longer, however. This museum should be on everyone's bucket list if one is interested in the ancient world. This ranks with the Parthenon Museum, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Louvre. The...More

Thank Stephen P
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