Exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum encompass all aspects of marine and ocean life. These include the culture, history, famous figures in the industry, maritime vessels, ocean creatures, ocean life experience, maritime industry, marine territory and development and ocean science. It is by far one of the top maritime museums in Korea.

The museum holds over 14,000 historic items and relics that have witnessed the history and are relevant to the future of ocean life. These are on display in the eight different permanent exhibition halls, the special exhibition hall and the children's exhibition hall. The museum also has a library, aquarium, grand auditorium, outdoor performance stage, and a 4D theatre offering a multi-cultural experience to visitors.



45 Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan[Google Map]


Length of Tour: 

Approx. 2 hours



Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Free (excluding 4D Theater & Special exhibitions)


Parking Fee: 

- Regular size (up to 15-person capacity): 1,000 won for the first two hours. 100 won for each additional 10 minutes up to 2,400 won per day.
- Large vehicles
(16-person capacity and above): Fees are doubled from regular size fees.
* Free: Government officials, volunteers, artifact donor, person of national merit
* 50% discount: Small cars, people with disabilities, hybrid cars, multicultural family (upon presenting welfare or family sarang card)


Structure Size: 

- Area size: 45,444㎡/
- Total ground area: 25,870㎡
- Exhibit total ground area: 9,826 ㎡





Nampo Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 6.
Walk toward Yeongdodaegyo Bridge for approx. 80m and take Bus No. 66, 30, 88, 101, 113, or 135. and get off at the National Marintime Museum & International Cruise Terminal Bus Stop. From the bus stop, walk toward the side road of Busan Port Fire Station for approx. 8 minutes.



Additional Info


Collections Status: 

Refer to the website


Program Information: 

Refer to the website


Info. Services for Koreans: 

Twice daily 11:00-12:00 / 14:00-15:00 (1 hour tour)
* Visitors can register onsite but are advised to make an online reservation one day before visiting.
* Audio guide rental: 1,000 won
- Identification card required for rental (Guardian’s identification required for children)
- Rental and returning site: Information Desk (2F) (first-come first-served basis)


Foreign Language Intepretation Services: 

* Exhibition explanation available in English, Japanese, Chinese (only for foreign visitors). Prior-inquiry is required via phone.
* Audio guide in English, Japanese, Chinese available (150 devices)
- Identification card required for rental (Guardian’s identification card required for children)
- Rental fee: 1,000 won
- Rental and returning site: Information Desk (2F) (first-come first-served basis)



Prior-reservation required for group visitors


addr2: (Dongsam-dong)

zipcode: 49111

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-51-309-1900

parkingculture: 305 spaces available (including 19 large vehicles, 9 spaces for people with disabilities)

restdateculture: Mondays (Closed the day after if Monday is a holiday)

usetimeculture: [Weekdays] 09:00-18:00

[Saturdays] March-August 09:00-21:00 / September-April 09:00-19:00

[Sundays & National Holidays] 09:00-19:00

[The day after Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) / Children’s Day / National Liberation Day] 09:00-21:00

* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.

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