Construction of the Jinju National Museum was started in December 1980, and the museum was opened on February 2, 1984. Located in the Jinjuseong Castle site, it has a total area of 16,992㎡ and a total floor space of 5,455㎡ with two stories and one basement floor.
This museum consists of one display room(area 472pyeong), one lounge, one restaurant and one auditorium. Originally, the main theme of this museum was 'Gaya culture.'. In 1998, it was reopened as a historical museum on the theme of Imjinwaeran(the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592) to emphasize the historical meaning of the Jinjuseong Battle, which had brought one of three greate victories during the Imjinwaeran.
Located in the Namgang riverside of Chiram-dong, Jinju City, the Culture & Arts Center began construction in 1984 and opened on August 29, 1988. The site is 17,711㎡, building area is 6,096㎡ and total building floor area is 12,354㎡ (basement 1 story, ground 4 stories) making a Korean · Western eclectic structured multipurpose building, with 1,564-seated performing hall, gallery 1, gallery 2 and additional facilities, used as the place for enrichment of culture. It is located in the Namgaram Culture Street which provides a beautiful landscape of the Namgang river.
Jinju Traditional Art Center was built in June, 2002 in order to inherit and develop the intangible cultural assets including Jinju Sword Dance(Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 12), Hanryangmu Dance(Provincial Intangible Cultural Asset No. 3), Pogurakmu(Provincial Intangible Cultural Asset No. 12), Gyobanggutgeorichum ((Provincial Intangible Cultural Asset No. 21), Singanyongryu Gayageum Sanjo(Provincial Intangible Cultural Asset No. 25) etc.