The Gwangju National Museum was established at Maegok-dong of Jeollanam-do
on Dec. 6, 1978 after Korea's liberation from Japan in 1945. Since its
opening, it has contributed to the development of unique and regional
The prehistoric culture from the Paleolithic Age and the sophisticated ancient Mahan and Baekje(0-300 A.D.) culture and the flourishing Buddhist civilization from the Three Kingdoms Age, demonstrate culture of the Honam area. Potteries from Yuan and Song Dynasty were excavated in Sinan Marine and have been on display at this museum. Along with these potteries, the Goryeo Celadon produced in Jeollado area is known as world class. These excellent and precious cultural assets have received public recognition home and abroad through the display of the Gwangju National Museum.
The Gwangju National Museum has helped demonstrate the phases of ancient culture based on the regional and priceless heritage of the Jeolla area. It has a collection of more than 40,000 pieces and has Prehistoric Gallery, Sinan Marine Relics Gallery, Pottery Gallery, Buddhist Art Gallery, and Planned Display Gallery. Along the relics of 1,000 on display, seven national treasures and one treasure are included. We appreciate your visit to our website.