Bokcheon Museum Busan is a public museum located near to the Bokcheon-dong Tombs. The museum opened on October 5th, 1996 to teach people about Busan from pre-historic times to the Three Kingdom period. The museum has items on display that were excavated from around Busan. They also offer insight into the Gaya Kingdom whose history and culture are still a mystery today.
Bokcheon Museum is broken up into 3 main areas.
Exhibition hall 1: This exhibition goes into detail about culture during the Three Hans Period and the 3 Kingdoms Period. Items on display include pottery, jewellery and weapons. Also the decline of the Gaya Kingdom is looked into.
Exhibition hall 2: This exhibition displays artifacts excavated from the Bokcheon-Dong Tombs and other areas located in Busan. The exhibition also has paintings, monitors, touch screens all showing information about what life was like in ancient Busan.
Outdoor exhibition area: The outdoor exhibition is a park where the Bokcheon-dong Tombs are located. You get a chance to see the interior of some of the tombs and learn about there burial customs. The rest of the tombs are still covered but are marked by hedges.
Opening Hours / Admission:
The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 09:00 am – 20:00 pm. Closed on New Year’s Day and Mondays. If a national holiday on Monday the museum will open and close the next day. Last entrance is 1 hour before closing
Adults: 500 won
Youth (13 – 19): 300 won
Children, Disabled People and Senior Citizens (65+): Free
The museum is free to everyone on Saturdays.
How to get to the Bokcheon Museum:
Take line 1 to Myeongnyun-dong station and get on bus No. 1.
View larger map