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Gyeongnam Art Museum

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  • Address : 300 Jungang-daero, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si (Sarim-dong)
  • Gyeongnam Art Museum was built as a symbol of developing local culture of the 21st century in order to meet 3.2 millions of citizens’ aspiration for enjoying the art culture along with economic growth and to enhance the cultural advancement.

Changwon City Museum

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  • Address : 105 Moonshin-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si (Chusan-dong)
  • Changwon City Museum was built as a part of a centenary celebration project of Masan City (Changwon City, currently) in order to collect, preserve, and exhibit the traditional cultural heritages of Masan that vanish away in the current rapid waves of modernization and urbanization.

Moonshin Art Museum

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  • Address : 147 Moonshin-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si (Chusan-dong)
  • Moonshin Art Museum was built by Moon Shin, the painter and sculptor who returned back to Korea in 1980 after 20 years of his life in France. The museum is built on the hill of approximately 7600m2 in Chusan-dong. Moon Shin established the museum with the arts of his lifetime passion in 1994 for the 50th year of Moonshin Art. After the death of Moon Shin, the widow of the late Mr. Moon, Mrs. Choi Sungsook had kept the museum until June 2003 when she donated the museum to Masan City by Moon Shin’s will of donating the museum to his loving hometown Masan. The museum was established over a long period of 15 years as Moon Shin carved down, trimmed and engraved ebony and pine trees, his usual materials in arts, and his international reputation has reached even higher during that period as his pieces were exhibited in various international exhibitions for over 10 times.

Jinju National Museum

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  • Address : 626-35 Namgan-ro, Jinju-si (Namsung-dong) (Jinjuseung)
  • Jinju National Museum was built as the 6th National Museum in 1984 inside Jinjuseoung Fortress, the 118th Historic Site. When the museum was first opened, it focused on the culture of Gaya, and it later changed as a history museum in 1998 to increase the awareness on the history of Jinjuseoung Fortress, the place of battles during Japanese Invasion of Korea. The main hall of the museum, which is a work of the architect Kim Swoo-geun, features Korea’s traditional wooden tower as a stone building. The main hall consists of a permanent exhibition hall and a special exhibition hall.

Jinhae Municipal Museum

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  • Address : San 28-6 Jaehwangsan-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si (Jinhaetop Tower 1-2 floor)
  • Jinhae Municipal Museum was opened on October 31, 1998 and is located in the 1st and 2nd floor of Jinhaetap Tower in the Jaehwangsan Park. The museum consists of exhibition halls, an office room, an audiovisual room, a storage room for artifacts, and an observation tower. The exhibition halls displays artifacts from the New Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Periods of Three Han States, and the Three Kingdom States from the history of Jinhae City, models of kiln site from Joseon Dynasty, Jinhae Fishing, Suro of Geumgwan Gaya and his Queen, Turtle Ship, and Eunseong Town Wall, and visual media on artifacts of Jinhae. A model that minimized the entire city of Jinhae is available with the chronological history of Jinhae on screen. For the museum offers information on the past and today’s Jinju, many tourists visit the museum. There are various cultural artifacts of Jinhae in the museum halls, as well as a zoo and a square on the east side park.

Gimhae National Museum

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  • Address : 190 Gayaui-gil, Gimhae-si (Gusan-dong)
  • Gimhae National Museum was opened on July 29 in 1998 in its dedication to preserve and exhibit the cultural heritage of the Gaya Confederacy an ancient country existed in the territory of current Gimhae. The museum is located in Gujibong, the birthplace of Gaya and displays cultural artifacts of Gaya as well as the cultural artifacts of Byeonhan, a prehistoric territory existed around current Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do area, which served as the foundation to development of Gaya. Very few written records of Gaya have survived. Therefore, the history of Gaya is traced back in reliance on the relics and remains of ancient people recovered through archeological excavations. For this attribute, Gimhae National Museum has a special focus on the archeology compared to other National Museums.

Daeseongdong Tomb Museum

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  • Address : 126 Gayaui-gil, Gimhae-si (Daeseong-dong)
  • Daeseongdong Tomb Museum displays unearthed artifacts from four different excavations of Daeseongdong tumuli, which reveals the existence of Geumgwan Gaya in the history and the very birthplace of Geumgwan Gaya. The museum has exhibition halls on the ground level and underground auxiliary facilities. Exhibition halls consist of three rooms that provide five different exhibition spaces. Main artifacts include the life-sized statue of a mounted solider and a statue of a warrior recreated based on the bones excavated from the tumuli of Ye-an-ri, as well as replicas of tomb and artifacts based on ancient funeral.

Gimhae Astronomical Observatory

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  • Address : 254 Gaya thema-gil, Gimhae-si (Eobang-dong)
  • The egg shape of the observatory comes from the legend of King Kim Suro, the founder of Gaya having been born from an egg. The Queen of King Suro is known to be from Ayuta, an Indian country, and the Queen is assumed to have found her way to Gaya following the stars on her voyage, since no sophisticated navigation equipment were available then. The observatory is said to have been built on the highest point of the mud fortress in Jinrye to serve as an astronomical observatory by the Prince of Gaya. This place is still called “Bi Bi Dan” which refers to a place for observing stars.

Miryang City Museum

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  • Address : 100 Miryangdaegongwon-ro, Miryang-si
  • Miryang City Museum was established to effectively preserve and exhibit the cultures of the Nakdonggang River regions and to perform the central role in collecting, investigating, researching, and arranging the history, culture, and art. The museum is to contribute to social education and increase people’s awareness in culture.

Uiryeong Museum

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  • Address : 31-1 Uiryeong-ro 24 gil, Uiryeong-eup, Uiryeong-gun
  • Uiryeong Museum was opened on April 21 in 1993 with the fund donated by citizens of Uiryeong and neighboring towns. The museum is located on the ground level and underground level of Uiryeong-gun Provincial Council building, and it aims to inform the citizens of the history of the town and to widely promote the local culture. The museum consists of two Antiquities exhibition halls and an Ethnic Exhibition hall, and the artifacts displayed date all the way back to the Prehistoric times.

Ham-an Museum

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  • Address : 748 Dohang-ri, Gaya-eup, Haman-gun
  • For in the very place of Ham-an lies the glorious history and cultural tradition of the ancient country Anra, the territory of Aragaya, many special artifacts can be found at this museum such as horse armor, potteries of wheel shape and fire shape and patterned pottery covers.

Changnyeong Museum

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  • Address : 34 Changmil-ro, Changnyeong-eup, Changnyeong-gun
  • Changnyeong Museum is located near Gyodong Ancient Toms in the Western part of Hwawangsan Mountain. The museum has two exhibition halls and one audiovisual room. The museum displays total 276 artifacts of 166 kinds from Gaya (85 pieces of pottery, 42 pieces of harnessry, 50 pieces of accessories kind, 53 pieces of weapons, and 46 pieces of others), and the artifacts are mainly from the Gyodong and the Gyeseong Ancient Tombs. Especially, the diorama installed in the middle of exhibition hall helps the audience understand the tomb cultures better.

Goseong Dinosaur Museum

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  • Address : 6181 Jaranman-ro, Hai-myeon, Goseong-gun
  • Goseong Dinosaur Museum is built in the surroundings of beautiful nature of Sangjok-am and near the world’s one of the largest dinosaur footprint fossil site to serve as a tourist attraction with breathtaking scenery. The museum has the genuine fossils of Oviraptor and Protoceratops and provides information on dinosaurs from Asia region such as Klamelisaurus and Monolophosaurus as well as dinosaurs from around the world.

Goseong Mask Museum

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  • Address : 23 Yuldae 2-gil, Goseong-eup, Goseong-gun
  • The Mask Museum aims to educate different meanings conveyed in different masks and to exhibit various masks that served ritual purposes in preventing misfortune. An education center is also established to teach people how to distinguish different masks such as recreational masks and ritual masks. The museum consists of the exhibition hall of 230m2, one office room of 50m2, one storage room and work room of 400m2, an outdoor theater of 231m2, and an outdoor exhibition space of 495m2 in size. The museum exhibits various masks such as ritual masks from all over the country, masks designated as intangible cultural asset, paint mask, natural masks, and masks of the East and the West of the world.

Geochang Museum

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  • Address : 2181 Sunam-ro, Geochang-eup, Ceochang-gun
  • Geochang Museum has a Korean-style two story building of 826m2 in each floor that serve as the exhibition halls and the auditorium as a main building, an annex building of 400m2, and the outdoor exhibition space on the land area of 8600m2. The museum was established on May 20 in 1988 with art pieces donated by Choi Nam-sik, the Owner of Gyerim Farm and Kim Tae-soon, the Doctor of the Jaechang Clinic which they have collected for their whole life in their initiatives to establish the museum. The museum displays total 1200 pieces of artifacts, of which main exhibition include Daedongyeojido (the 133rd Tangible Cultural Asset), Jeong Boak’s Gwanboak (the 218th Important Folk Data), and Silgichekpan of Lee Bohum (the 248th Tangible Cultural Asset). Artifacts at the Geochang Museum strongly reflect the local culture and the museum contributes as the venue of cultural education in the local area.

Hapcheon Museum

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  • Address : 1558 Hwanggangokjeon-ro, Ssangchaek-myeon, Hapcheon-gun
  • Hapcheon Museum was opened in December 2004 for the purpose of providing education in the history of Hapcheon. Total land area of the museum is 31,241m2 and the total floor area is 2,933.54m2 with the first and second floor in the basement. In the permanent exhibition hall, the museum exhibits around 350 pieces of artifacts including “Yongbongmunyanggorijarukulcal” and “Kumjaeguigeoli” which are of an important value from the tomb of the ruler of Daraguk country in Gaya, as well as various accessories kind, ironware, potteries, the replicas of the tomb of the ruler of Dara-guk, the miniature model of city of Dara-guk, and other audiovisual documents that reflect the history and culture of Daraguk country. In the special exhibition hall, documents that inform the history of Hapcheon all the way from the New Stone Age and the Bronze Age are displayed. In the back of the museum lie 27 of huge tumuli, which serves as a place for relaxation with the trace of history.

최종수정일 : 2017-12-13

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