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A Quick and Eye-Opening Day at the Museum

A great place for history geeks. Their exhibits add layers of context to the Busan you're seeing... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Shadz L
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Manila, Philippines
Quaint little museum

Nice little museum near my hotel. Popped in for about 15 minutes and worth the trip if you're in... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
604traveler
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Vancouver, Canada
via mobile
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19 May 2018
“Small but useful intro to history of Busan”
23 May 2017
“very informative museum”
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Housed in a historic building, this museum is fairly small but the introductory movie (13 min) is a good overview of the history of Busan. Not that much to see really, worth a visit only if you are in the vicinity

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 24 May 2017

intriguing way of showing the history of busan south korea easy access for tourist to enter informative museum

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ang s
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A great place for history geeks. Their exhibits add layers of context to the Busan you're seeing and interacting in/with now.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Shadz L
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum near my hotel. Popped in for about 15 minutes and worth the trip if you're in the area and don't know much about Korean history. If you're not in the area then I think Wikipedia would cover everything here. The exhibit wasn't...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 604traveler
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum which has excellent English descriptions shows the Korean view of the Japanese occupation of the early 20th century/. It was a fascinating and informative counterpoint to the Japanese version we had seen earlier in our travels.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Juliez46
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The museum focuses on the Japanese occupation of Busan. So far a very valid subject, however the whiny way they showed their point of view really made me question the quality of their artifacts. Once a museum actually shows me a video where a lady...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tal288
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Modern Korea in a nutshell, take an afternoon to explore the history of war, peace, modern life. Korea's place in the world, with its neighbours a real eye opener. Korea's respect for their citizens, politics & economics. Really enjoyed this place. Recreated Busan street scene,...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Bj E
Reviewed 30 August 2015

One thing I never really understood (having not spent time in Korea before) is how the Korean people have been subjugated by the Japanese over the centuries. This small but interesting museum tells the modern story beginning about 1875 through today. The emphasis is on...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Two floors of exhibits, with decent English/Chinese/Japanese explanations for the major topics, and brief English titles for the smaller exhibits. Would be great to have even more English descriptions, but for free, you can learn a lot with what's there. As mentioned previously, the hostility...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank CeeCeeVee
Reviewed 18 February 2015

OK museum and free to visit. However, it is too heavily anti-Japanese (although with justification in some ways). Most exhibits are dry but if you are staying in the area, it is worth a quick look and a few exhibits are worth a look. The...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Calvin C
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