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National Museum of Korea

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
Yongsan / Samgakji / Ichon
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful building, with plenty of areas to rest and recharge. There is so much to see and learn about Korean history. Nice displays, although some were dark. The donated collections were impressive. The grounds are a wonderful respite from city living.

Thank 195travelingsil
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to most of the major museums in the world and this museum has the finest collection of Asian art hands down. The focus is on Korean art but there are also strong exhibits with Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, East Indian, Lao, Thai, Indonesian,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it here. They have the show in sections. from the dynastys till the modern era. Have audio in English also.

Thank mrbadsyam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to learn Korean history. The history reveals itself before your eyes when you cover the ground floor. The art section on the first floor enhances the awe factor and very mesmerizing! The displays are well-arranged and flows very nicely in alignment with...More

Thank soulstirrings
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. Learned a lot about Korean history and its wonder people. Great place to go and wonder around for a few hours. Lots of historical stuff to see.

Thank Bobdec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located near subway Ichon station. It is a modernized museum with gardening surroundings. The admission fee of the special exhibitions are around 6000, but the permanent exhibitions are free of charge, and they are worthwhile enough to visit. You can see well-organized...More

Thank sissiwusi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were super impressed with the National Museum of Korea. There are so many good points to list: - Beautiful, interesting artifacts chronicling Korean history - Well laid out - Gorgeous contemporary building, very spacious - Excellent English translations - Free entry - Open late...More

Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance and it is an interesting museum for all ages ... The other building is payable. It’s a good place when it rains ...

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing, i went twice, each time spending 3 hours looking around and i still didn't see the whole museum. More than just a building with great artifacts you can also walk the ground that have a waterfall and genuine 1000yr old statues....More

Thank marion f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And I was very impressed by the Silla artifacts. There were 3 special exhibitions at that time which I was not able to explore.

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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
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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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.