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The National Folk Museum of Korea

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Address: 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
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The history of ordinary Koreans.

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Small but very nice

I enjoyed looking around this little museum exploring the history of South Korea. It was well laid out and had plenty of exhibits to explain the early history of South Korea. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed looking around this little museum exploring the history of South Korea. It was well laid out and had plenty of exhibits to explain the early history of South Korea. It's free to get in and next door to the palace.

Thank Mdecker17
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is small but enough to get a feel for Korean culture. The outdoor part is better than the inside part (in my opinion) and contains things such as spirit totem poles, tomb guardians and a faux traditional street scene. Inside the museum are a few galleries that have very well set out displays- not much English signage though.... More 

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

close to the gyeonbokgung palace.. actually in one area.. we went there in winter... the weather is nice.. cool with sun rises in the morning.. before entering the museum.. you will pass the beautiful temple.. with snow all over your ground.. beautiful!! entering the museum.. there is nice exhibition of South Korea n its history.. A MUST VISIT!

Thank Ike R
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is connected to one of the Palaces and it is actually free. On the side is the museum with lots of history and a shop to have some coffee, hot chocolate or ice cream and also clean bathrooms. When you step out you can walk around and it has different exhibition where you can get lots of beautiful... More 

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to load up on history about Korea and how they live in the ancient times, this is the best place for you to go. It is an indoor exhibit and entrance is already included if you visit Gyeongbokgung Palace. Make sure to spend some time inside and be mindful of other people visiting the place

Thank Anna H
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum were just a walking distance from Gyeongbokgung palace. So please make an effort to visit the museum as it will give your the history from 'birth to death'of the people in Korea. Atleast you gain more knowledge of another culture in another country.

Thank AliAzzam
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have two sections. . The out door and indoor sections.. When in Gyeongbok palace u must visit this place as well.. They didnt take any entrance fee when u enter from the palace side. . The out door section was better tha the indoors gallery The have children gallery with games and fun stuff for kids..

Thank mujamai
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking distance from the Gyeongbokgung Palace, free entrance to the National Folk Museum where you can view Historical Korean artifacts at no additional cost! Just make sure to keep your ticket and present it so you can go back and enter Gyeongbokgung Palace if needed.

Thank Ron S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here as part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace tour. I am not the "museum-ish" kind of person but it was helpful to see the different artifacts and read descriptions here and there. If you're more of the outdoor kind of person, I'd recommend going to the folk villages instead of a museum.

Thank Violetology
Kiama, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Monday free entry, and so many exhibits of interest to wander around and admire. Model villages and traditional costumes on display made this a very enjoyable experience.

Thank pavmanmikey

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