Learn about the history of the city at Gyeongju National Museum, largely dedicated to the time when Gyeongju served as the capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE-935 CE). The museum exhibits around 3,000 artifacts from the era, including earthenware pots, golden crowns, belts, earrings, and weaponry. Along the way, you'll gain insight into the culture that made the fine artifacts on display, their funereal rites, system of governance, beliefs, and lifestyle. An outdoor exhibit area showcases facades from royal palaces and temples, as well as giant temple bells. Put Gyeongju National Museum and other Gyeongju attractions into our Gyeongju day trip planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Gyeongju National Museum
$451 BOOK WITH VIATOR Korail Day Trip to Gyeongju's Unesco World Heritage Sites from Seoul
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Gyeongju National Museum reviews
This is one of the best museum I've visited. It has an excellent range of Silla artifacts on display. A definite must visit when in Gyeongju. more »
This is large, impressive museum dedicated to the Silla culture. It has several buildings that are very well organized following a chronological order and with dedication to several aspects of the... more »
90% of everything is translated into multiple languages (including English). I've lived in Korea for a long time and didn't know how much i didn't know about how everything came to be. Very informative and enjoyable museum of Korean history.
Very interesting. Been on 2 occasions. They maintain exhibitions well and change them frequently too. Entrance was free both times!
Plan your trip to Gyeongju
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Gyeongju
Hidden gems in Gyeongju
Kid-friendly things to do in Gyeongju
Trips to Gyeongju National Museum by other users
20 days in South Korea & North Korea BY A USER FROM INDIA August, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in South Korea & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in South Korea BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Canada, Yongin & Gyeongju BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in Canada, Yongin & Gyeongju BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium