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Busan Modern History Museum

104, Daecheong-ro, Jung-gu, Busan 48949, South Korea
+82 51-253-3845
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Small but useful intro to history of Busan

Housed in a historic building, this museum is fairly small but the introductory movie (13 min) is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ECWorld
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Hong Kong, China
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very informative museum

intriguing way of showing the history of busan south korea easy access for tourist to... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
ang s
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Manila, Philippines
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4 weeks ago
“Small but useful intro to history of Busan”
May 23, 2017
“very informative museum”
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104, Daecheong-ro, Jung-gu, Busan 48949, South Korea
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+82 51-253-3845
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 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.

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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

1  Thank 604traveler
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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.

1  Thank Juliez46
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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

Thank Tal288
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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

1  Thank Bj E
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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

1  Thank Saranger
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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

Thank CeeCeeVee
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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

Thank Calvin C
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