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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“korean history” (197 reviews)
“ichon station” (30 reviews)
“family park” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
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+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By this museum we can learn and understand about korean people. We can take the photo inside the museum but not alllowed to using flash

Thank evania23
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum itself is huge, free of charge, today works till nine o'clock. It has many objects, shop, lockers, clean toilett etc.

Thank marijansesvete
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We only spent part of a day here. You need more than a partial day as we did not see a lot of the Museum. I highly recommend seeing the Budda section.

Thank CHRISTOPHER M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Large museum with lots to see. We spent a whole afternoon here. Easy to get to on the underground. The Buddhas were fantastic. Also has a great outdoor garden area.

Thank CarSteHolden
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a lot to take in in this museum and I will admit my favorite part was finding cool art prints in the gift shop. There's a lot of pottery, but many other things too. I especially enjoyed the large Buddha statues.

Thank Rachael Jael W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building alone, along with it's vast gardens is worth a look but once inside, you could spend a whole day. Wonderfully displays depicting the history with plenty to keep the kids interested too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited National Museum of Korea 10 years ago. If you love history, artifacts and arts, then this is a place you must visit. The museum has everything you need to know about Korea's history.

Thank jeru B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our last day in Seoul and our trip was in the afternoon. Since we have been shopping and food tripping for 3 days, it was about time to learn some history. Very impressive building, informative, and entrance is free. It’s a must see...More

Thank ritchcal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute plan. We took the metro and the museum is right there. Free entrance and free guide. Our English speaking guide was a gentleman in his 80’s with a great passion for his country and history. The highlight of my trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history and museums. A must visit. A very large museum and very very clean. Free entry. Only special exhibits are paid. Their 'tea shop' on 2nd floor (at the rear) has excellent and delicious local tea. Reaching the Museum is very easy....More

Thank RamanGNoida
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RamanGNoida
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You can take Line 4 (Jungang Line) to Ichon station. Get out at exit 2 and walk towards Yongsan family park. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm. It is open for longer on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Sundays it is open up to... More
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albara90
April 5, 2018|
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Response from FernandoTravieso | Reviewed this property |
The museum fee is free for the permanent exhibition, and they only charge for special exhibits.
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Tina L
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You should take line 4 to get to Ichon station. Then take exit 2 and walk for about 200 metres heading towards the Yongsan Family Park.
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