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National Maritime Museum

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Address: 45 Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan 49111, South Korea
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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
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Unlike other museums (in a good way)

Visiting this place will astonish you. The place has a lot to offer including educational materials. Logistically it's seeing what you read in books so far.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 May 2016
Chandigarh, India
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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This Maritime Museum is certainly one of the best Maritime museums I have see worldwide. It is located at Stop 6 of the JUMBO BUS Tour.

Thank Otto B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

It was great experience although it's raining but when you are in Busan aquarium you feel relax its a free of entrance also the free wifi is fast ... I love it😊

1 Thank Elias C
Chandigarh, India
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Visiting this place will astonish you. The place has a lot to offer including educational materials. Logistically it's seeing what you read in books so far.

Thank Guri6080
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Very interesting voice tour guide. Especially appreciated the 4th Floor about Marine industry and sustainable development. Entrance is free of charge and easy to get there by bus from MTR station Busan or Nampo. Closed on Mondays.

Thank HKstar1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Cool place with lots to see about marine history. Also has an active movie theater ( moving seats thing) and a large aquarium. Certainly recommend. Also it's free!

1 Thank Jackson W
Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

This museam is one of the few I've been in that has both Korean and English explanations of the exhibits, which makes it very foreigner friendly for those who speak English. The building itself is worth looking at, and the surrounding grounds offer opportunties to stroll or just sit and look at the harbour. The museum itself informs people comprehensively... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Must be very news, which may be why it's hard to find, not on our GPS yet. Nice building, very roomy with lots of space to expand. The collection isn't that large (yet?) but what there is is good. Emphasis on historical aspects with some great life-size models. There's a nice aquarium with a rounded tunnel to walk right through... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

If you're interested in ships and maritime culture, this is the place for you. Otherwise I found it pretty boring. Yeongdo isn't accessible by subway, so you'll have to take a bus or car there.

1 Thank srweigel
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

I spent 2 + enjoyable hours here and lost track of time..I wasn't that interested initially in the Korean Naval Industry but I am very happy that I spent the time on this floor reading and viewing the replica's.It was extremely well presented and I learned a lot about Korea's involvement in the Artic and Antartic,it's mining in the Pacific... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

We came here all the way from Haeundae Beach (1 hour one way) because the hotel we were staying in provided a shuttle. The best part of this museum is the architecture of the building. It looks like they (I am guessing this is the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs) spent a fortune on the design of this... More 

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