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MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do 427-701, South Korea
+82 2-2188-6000
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Fantastic place to spend the day, wonderful exhibitions and lovely architecture.

MMCA is quite easy to get to, it's right next to the ancient palace Kyung Bok Gung. The area itself... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Macau, China
Long haul

A long metro ride and then 10 minutes bus ride on the free shuttle bus to get to this museum, so... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Glossop, United Kingdom
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Since 1986 this fine arts museum has been a cornerstone of Korean culture and art education.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do 427-701, South Korea
+82 2-2188-6000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MMCA is quite easy to get to, it's right next to the ancient palace Kyung Bok Gung. The area itself is artsy and even if the exhibitions are not to your taste, it wouldn't be half bad to just stroll the surrounding area after your...More

Thank jules_tai
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A long metro ride and then 10 minutes bus ride on the free shuttle bus to get to this museum, so you need to have plenty of time in hand for a visit. External sculptures as well as 6 main galleries. Check what's on before...More

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

" so awesome because the admission is FREE! Perfect place to visit especially those who love paintings, collections , and some unique arts. Great to know that some of the paintings and arts here have history to tell people. Best place as well for students...More

Thank Leila B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This was a really nice museum and I was quite surprised to discover admission was free. There was a great variety of exhibits, which I really enjoyed. The grounds of the museum were beautiful, with a reflection pool where you could sit under an umbrella...More

Thank JessPlum
Reviewed 22 October 2015

To see outside of the window After I saw the paintings. I soon realise there is. Hold my breath And feel. NATURE. Nothing's special But tells me something.

Thank Harin J
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I'm not really an art person but i enjoyed my afternoon here. Getting there was EASY. After coming off the Grand Seoul station (line 4) exit 4, a few meters away is a shuttle bus going to the museum. It runs every 20 mins and...More

1  Thank Manila_trvl
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Came here for a culture fix and was pleasantly surprised by how much there was. The permanent collection and some exhibitions are free, although several temporary exhibitions are extra (the cost though is a few USD equivalent only). The museum itself is in Gwacheon, and...More

Thank mjb1001
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Brilliant permanent collection (free entry) with meaningful descriptions in English and Korean. Beautiful facilities with a thoughtful layout and good options for dining. Definitely worth the trek out to Seoul Grand Park.

Thank Damon S
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great contemporary art museum. This branch at Gwacheon is probably the best of the various branches around Seoul, certainly the biggest. Its mostly Korean artists, mostly contempoary work. As with all contemporary art museums you won't like every piece, but for me there were more...More

Thank matt_1845
Reviewed 12 November 2013

High class museum, wonderful shows and a great permanent collection. Don't miss Yayoy Kusama's pumpkin outside, Niki de Saint Phalle's woman and Nam June Paik's installations. The Hockney current display is a one painting exhibition (the one from his documentary film). The museum is surrounded...More

1  Thank LeeLee1987
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