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“Perfect size and interesting”

National Museum of Korea
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US$40.50*
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Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon...
Ranked #7 of 801 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 1 April 2012

this is not a huge museum so you can maintain your interest during all your visit. A lot of videos, pictures and detailed descriptions that makes your visit more enjoyable. The staff is also very friendly

1  Thank Mauricio F
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

took all my friends who vist Korea first time and I have never seen such a big and beautiful museum in my lifebigger and neat then compare with others in india

2  Thank harunras
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We have been to Seoul a few times and had done all the touristy things. We came here and were pleasantly surprised by the huge area of display of Korean history. Very interesting and almost all are labelled in good English. We have become mini-experts in Korean history after this visit, and realized that by AD 500 artifacts from the West had arrived to Korea through the Silk road. Excellent place for people interested in history. Oh it is also completely free and open until 7pm on Sundays!

3  Thank waifamily
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

The museum was well set out on 3 floors and two wings. The gift shop is excellent, and carries many titles on Korean history, culture, etc (can even find academic publications from Ewha University Press and others) in English. Also has a large collection of CDs. The grounds were also marvelous; the Reflecting Pond and the Pagoda Garden make for wonderful spots for picknicking!

2  Thank Sophie M
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

One of the highlights of Seoul, beautiful building and amazing collections

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