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Culture & Tourism > Cultural Facilities > (사용안함)Busan Marine Natural History Museum > Visitor Information

1. Admission and Opening Hours

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • The last entrance to the Museum is at 5:00 pm.
  • Closed January 1 and every Monday or the following Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday
Free admission
Narration Device
  • Narration Device is available for borrowing in permanent exhibition halls.
    • Service languages: Korean, English and Japanese
    • Rental Fees
Narration Device
Device Available Hours Fee
Adults Adolescents
(including children)
Multilingual Automatic Recorder from entrance to leaving 2,000won 1,000won

(※ ID card required for renting)

  • Touching or other acts that may damage exhibits is strictly prohibited
  • Flash photography, using a tripod or photography for commercial purposes is prohibited

2. Donate Your Collections

Item You Can Donate
  • Items related to marine life:
    Fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, sea water life, reptiles, echinoderm, fossils
  • Items related to marine products:
    Fishing gear, rare photographs related to fisheries
  • Others:
    Books and exhibition items
How to Donate
  • Items should be in the original state when donating.
    in case of fish, be careful not to damage parts such as the fins and scales.
  • Specify the details of donations ; for example, name, places collected, collectors and so on.
Where to Bring Donations
  • Busan Marine Natural History Museum, 175, Ujangchun-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan
  • Tel: (051)553-4944-5 / Fax: (051)554-1552
Management of Donations
  • Donations will be kept and displayed in the BMNHM.
Benefits to Donors
  • Donors are given a donation registration certificate and an inscribed plate is placed next to the exhibit
  • Donors are listed in a directory book and provided with free pass for life
  • Complimentary award given (to distinguished donors)
Main Items Donated
  • Scabbard fish, jumbo squid, skeleton of Bearing Sea toothed whale, whale shark, harpoon gun, spiny lobster

3. Facilities Overview

  • 175, Ujangchun-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan
Size of Facilities
  • Site: 12,618㎡, Building: 8,920㎡

  • 1st Hall
    • - 5,210㎡, Four floors above ground
    • - Opened in April 2003

  • 2nd Hall
    • - 3,695㎡, Four floors above ground
    • - Opened in June 1994
Major Facilities
  • Media/Science Room: Area 194㎡, 100 seats, beam projection, DVD screening
  • Special Exhibition Room: 777㎡
  • Library for marine books(2 rooms) : 342㎡, constant temperature and humidity controller installed
  • Exhibition Preparation Room: an optical microscope, dry heat/wet heat sterilizer, clean bench, and ultra-low temperature freezer
  • Cyber Reading Room: 8 personal computers
  • Tropical Life Exploration Hall
    • - Area: 1,057㎡
    • - Tropical living reptiles such as crocodiles, lizards, and turtles are exhibited

4. How to Get Here

Busan Marine Natural History Museum
How to Get Here photo

Address: 175, Ujangchun-ro, Dongnae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
TEL: 051-553-4944, 051-553-4945 / FAX : 051-554-1552

  • Transportation

    Bus: local bus no. 110,110-1,121,46,77,1002,7
    Metro: Metro Line 1 Oncheonjang Station (Exit 1) → Walk about 15 minutes towards Geumgang Park or Metro Line 1 Dongnae Station (Exit 4) → transfer to Village/Neighborhood Bus No. 1-1 → Get off at Busan Marine Natural History Museum Bus Stop

Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum
  • Address: 128, Haksa-ro, Buk-gu, Busan
  • TEL: 051-363-3333 / FAX: 051-363-6433
  • Transportation Local Bus
    • No. 1 Waseok Bus Stop
    • No. 111: Geumgok → Busanjin Market
    • No. 121: Geumgok → Jangjeon Metro Station
    • No. 126: Hwamyeong → Chungmu-dong
    • No. 15: Geumgok → Chungmu-dong
    • No. 59-1: Hwamyeong-dong → Busan Station