Gongju National Museum – Takes special care of cultural treasures discovered at the Muryeong Royal Tomb in 1971


Gongju National Museum

Gongju National Museum

Gongju National Museum manages and preserves the cultural treasures excavated from nothern Chungcheongnam-do. It takes special care of cultural treasures discovered at the Muryeong Royal Tomb in 1971.

You can view most of the relics from the tomb at the museum, The current buildings were specifically built to exhibit these relics. Gongju Museum has excavated many their other relics and sites. The exhibit gall consistutes of 2 parts.

It exhibits over 1000 relics, including National Treasure No. 19 and No.4. The first room of the 2nd floor dispalys the relics from the Muryeong Tomb. It is quite a treat to view the golden belt, bracelet and bronze mirrors. There is even a full-scale model of the Muryeong Tomb for you to view.

Gongju National Museum

Gongju National Museum

The 2nd room of the first floor displays the relics from the Chungcheonnam-do area chronologically. Outside, in front of the main building, is a garden you can visit after viewing the inside of the museum, and you can see many relics which were excavated from the entire Gongju district.

An eye-catching sight is the two large stone bowls, used long ago to store water. Between the relics, there are dozens of golden pine, pine and cherry trees, which are over 70 years old.

It is an ideal place for visitors to rest. If you are looking for souvenirs, there is a souvenir shop where you will fine many cute souvenirs.