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Busan Hall returns after four years

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Visitors examine the gilt-bronze Bodhisattva standing statue at Busan Museum's Busan Hall. 

 

Busan Museum's Busan Hall is back after four years of renovations.

First introduced in 2002, the hall features the city's pre-modern and modern history across two floors. 

Located near the U.N. Memorial Cemetery in Daeyeon-dong (neigh-borhood), the Busan Museum, open since 1978, has seven exhibition areas, including Busan Hall, Dongnae Hall, showcasing relics and cultural artifacts and an outdoor exhibition hall. Admission is free. 

The lengthy renovation focused on increasing visitor convenience. Display windows were replaced for a clearer view of cultural artifacts, while floor inclines and carpets were replaced by tiles for a fresher look.

Many shipbuilding, pre-modern and modern displays were replaced. A new fine art room was also added. Other cultural assets have also been introduced.

A new "Busan Museum Guide" app provides explanations in English, Japanese and Chinese. Sign language videos are provided via smartphone app, while braille guide leaflets are offered for the visually impaired.

- Download the app: Search "Busan Museum" from the Google Play store. The app is currently not available on Apple devices.

- How to get there: Daeyeon Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. Turn left at the intersection and walk about 10 minutes until you reach the museum. Or, bus 51 or 138 near exit 5 and get off at Busan Cultural Center.