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Address: 948-1 Daeyeon-4dong Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
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good small exhibit for a short stop

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
Kat T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 minutes. Next door to UN Memorial Cemetery ("next door" is a relative term; the cemetery is huge; get out of the cemetery entrance and walk across... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

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, half of the museum was closed and will not open until the latter half of 2017.

Thank Jacob S
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was free entry, and I wondered why. Later I realised that a large part of the museum was closed for rebuilding, and that probably explained it. The few galleries that were open had some old sepia photographs of the city but little else. The old pictures were mildly interesting but the curation was basic. It's a 600-metre walk south... More 

Thank Alex W
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Please pre-book in advance. there is very full for Korean Clothes and tea culture experiences. You can send an email to Queen Hotel Staff Mr. Son, he will help you to book it or direct book via their website. Normally there is no spare time slot for walk-in.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Half the museum is closed until 2017 and the half that is open is really not worth seeing Not a huge amount of articles to see and most of those that are on offer are behind glass - it really felt like a UK museum from the 1970s Don't bother

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

There's nothing much in the lobby so we didn't see any art but the garden where anyone can go is a nice and quiet spot for lunch or for if you want to take a break from your walks.They have some nice sculptures around and some trees which have some pretty autumn colors

Thank Ninapun
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The museum contains two exhibition rooms, one about the earliest history of the surroundings of Busan. The second is (or was) about the relationship with Japan. This exhibition is now closed and will not re open until 2017.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The museum itself was really boring and i wouldn't have gone there if it wasn't for the hanbok. The first time i came they gave me an appointment in the afternoon, so i had to come later again...so you should book in advance if you don't want to wait. The staff was very nice and they could speak English very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

After visiting other museums in the area this museum was redundant and I felt that we could have missed this one. Across the street though is the UN Memorial to the lives lost in the Korean War that was well worth the time.

Thank gonealot
Cave Creek, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

As others have commented it is a small museum, interesting, average. It was part of a cruise ship tour that included the U.N. Cemetery. The U.N. Cemetery coupled with the museum is a worthwhile experience. The museum alone would only be if you had nothing else to do. Late submission due to extended overseas travel April-July

Thank Papaleadfoot

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