Gwangju National Museum,where history and culture live and breathe
The Gwangju National Museum, built in traditional Korean architectural style, aims to promote culture and the arts, cultural refinement, and the regional culture.
In addition to collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting the cultural heritage of Gwangju and the Jeonnam area and conducting academic research and surveys, the Gwangju National Museum welcomes visitors with permanent and special exhibitions and is dedicated to providing social education for the local residents.
10:00 a.m. ~ 6 p.m.
10:00 a.m. ~ 8 p.m.
every Saturday (April~Oct.)
and last Wednesday
of the month
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)
Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Closed on Monday
in the first week
April and Nov.
10:00 a.m. ~ 5 p.m.
closed on Monday in the
first week of the month
Free (excl. special exhibitions that charge admission fees)
Amenities & Services
Strollers and wheelchairs
Notice to Visitors
The museum is designated as a nonsmoking zone.
No pets are allowed, excluding service animals.
Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
Turn off your mobile phone or set it to vibrate mode before entering the exhibition rooms.
Please refrain from touching the exhibits or engaging in activities that may damage the exhibits.
Taking pictures using a flash inside the exhibition rooms or for commercial purposes is prohibited.
Those with children must ensure their safety and protection and advise them on the museum etiquette rules.
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