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MMCA - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-2188-6114
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Incredibly rude, unfriendly, and pushy security guard at the entrance. If people just came out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruges, Belgium
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Great location in City Hall. 2,000 KRW entrance fee. Nice pieces of art. Entrance from the temple...

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Samuel D
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  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
17 Dec 2016
28 Nov 2016
“Love it that this museum supports local artists !! ”
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99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-2188-6114
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly rude, unfriendly, and pushy security guard at the entrance. If people just came out of the scorching heat you don't start pushing them around, simple as that. And they want you to put everything, including cameras, in a locker with questionable locking systems as...More

Thank SolidRaven
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great location in City Hall. 2,000 KRW entrance fee. Nice pieces of art. Entrance from the temple...

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Wifi: yes, free Locker: yes, free Water dispenser: Yes, free. Both hot n cold At my visit, the artist featured was Korean contemporary painter Yoo Youngkuk. He is indeed an artist ahead of his era! Spectacular paintings. You literally see his paintings mature over time!...More

Thank MouMou
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Four floors of a wide variety of contemporary art including visual arts, sketches, sculpture, paintings, and more by Korean artists. I highly recommend it. No charge for admission.

Thank 1FlaGirlTraveler
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Large international quality gallery with both Korean and overseas work. There are fantastic facilities including free lockers, lots of toilets and drinking fountains. I had lunch at the restaurant in the far corner and the bibimap was excellent and incredibly good value (9,000 won). A...More

Thank Jody A
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We attempted to visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MMCA) branch at Deoksugung Palace recently and found it inexplicably closed. MMCA posted opening hours are 10am to 7pm (T,TH,F,SN) and 10am to 9pm (W,ST), closed on Monday. Yet when we arrived on a late...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The Neo-Classical building of the museum was built in 1909 and is located within the Deoksugung park. There were no notices to the fact that the museum is closed for renovations for a couple of months, nor did anyone at the ticket counter of the...More

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 9 October 2013

The whole setup is a bit strange: you need to pay to enter the palace grounds the museum is located on, and then you need to pay another fee to enter the art museum. Your experience depends on what is showing, and the galleries seem...More

1  Thank Jstern115
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Frankly, I enjoyed the grounds more than the collection of art from Prague which was on exhibit in April, 2013. The rain was very heavy for a few hours so I went to the museum.

Thank cgwm808
Reviewed 15 January 2012

I attended the Limb Eung-sik: Art of Recording, Records of Art exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum is an old Greek revival style building with two floors of exhibition space. It's in a huge park that is the former National Palace...More

1  Thank HDWhatley
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
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