Opened in 1994, the Daegu National Museum (Hanja: 國立大邱博物館) in 321 Cheongho Avenue (Cheongho-ro), Hwanggeum 1-dong 70-beonji, Daegu Suseong-gu exhibits about 1,300 historical relics collected in the Yeongnam Region. Folklore Hall exhibits replicas of traditional houses and other artifacts of Yeongnam that help visitors better understand the region’s architecture style, lifestyle, religion, etc.
It was built to preserve and exhibit the unique cultural heritage of Daegu Metropole and Northern Gyeongsang Province. It is a neat brick building with two basement floors. There are three exhibit halls, a special exhibit hall, experiment study room, audiovisual studio and library.
At the Archeology Gallery you can see relics ranging from the Neolithic Era to the Three Kingdoms Period chronologically. At the Art History Gallery you can see and learn about the Buddhist culture of Northern Gyeongsang. Here you can see Buddhist sculptures, Buddha statues and Buddhist crafts. The Goryeo celadon and Buncheong ware are also displayed here. At the Traditional Folk Life Gallery you can learn about the Seonbi culture and the beliefs and rituals of the Yeongnam Region, and see traditional Korean houses.
You can also enjoy the Outdoor Gallery where a five-storied stone pagoda stands. There are other facilities where visitors can participate in museum activities. You can try traditional dyeing, explore the traditional herbs and learn about agricultural plants. Do not miss going here because this is where you can learn about traditional herbs used for medicine, plants and grains. Resting in the natural surroundings at the wildflower and plant walkway or the Ecology Valley can be very relaxing.