GIMHAE NATIONAL MUSEUMAbout Us
Gimhae National Museum was opened on July 29, 1998 for the purpose of collecting, compiling, preserving, and exhibiting the cultural heritage of the Gaya Kingdom, a collection of ancient states. Nestled in the foothills of Gujibong Peak—a site associated with the legendary founding of Gaya— Gimhae National Museum is dedicated to collecting and displaying artifacts shedding light on the history and culture of Gaya and Byeonhan, a prehistoric territory near Busan and Gyeongnam that became the cornerstone for Gaya’s growth. Since few written records about Gaya have survived, most of the displays consist of restored artifacts that have been recovered through archaeological studies. This focus on archaeology sets Gimhae National Museum apart from most other branches of the National Museum of Korea.