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National Museum of Korea

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit areas, restaurants, cafes, shops and other amenities. *Admission: Free to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum(changeable after 2010)*Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed/Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun/holidays: 9am-7pm, closed Mon & January 1st
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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the museum without much expectations as I just wanted to escape the cold but boy, what a find! The museum is very modern looking with a nice square and pond surrounding it. The artifacts and layout is spot on because it was like...More

Thank JamieTanBK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum, you can learn not only Korean history but also other Asian countries history. There are also some lounge for you to take a rest, and the lounge is totally nice.

Thank santi p
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Museum of Korea is an excellent museum. It is the largest museum in Korea. It is housed in an impressive building. Before you get to the main entrance – there are benches and leisure areas. As you enter the main lobby area is...More

1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum covers a lot of art and artifacts through the prehistoric era all the way up to the end of Korean Empire with the occupation by the Japanese. The museum is very large, and has a very large small pond. The museum is free,...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is free to enter and is first class..... the way in which the exhibits are displayed, clearly described (in English) was excellent. There is very low lighting throughout which may be an issue for anyone with poor vision.... The museum itself is a...More

1  Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know more about the local culture this is the place to be; not only you can discover the +40 manners to prepare the famous local vegetable kimchi, but if you are lucky you can attend a local arts performance with local...More

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must place for those history-lovers. You can understand the history of each dynasty until Korea today. Audio tour is just 1000w and there’s a free guided tour at specific time. Highly recommended for the guided tour which takes 1.5 hours.

Thank shinyee_foong86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very modern and provides all needed affiliate such as strollers, lockers, big rest rooms. There are special exhibitions, 50% discount on weekday.

Thank Ann_anncy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a good exhibition of the history and development of Korea. very convenient to go by subway and it is free for the permanent exhibits too.

Thank Chr1stiJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are into history, they have everything from Neolithic to modern Korea as well as a South East Asia exhibit. It is close to the metro and only a couple of stops from the war memorial as well.

Thank Peter P
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Larissa J
18 July 2017|
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Response from patrick2042016 | Reviewed this property |
Not a cultural asset, you can take it out.
6 March 2017|
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Response from ants080 | Reviewed this property |
Most museums in Seoul are free (Modern Art, an exception). However, there are special exhibits running within that require a fee.
Samantha W
31 October 2016|
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Response from Mohamed A | Reviewed this property |
most of the displays are in English added to that you can use multi languages display device