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National Museum of Korea

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Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-026, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2077-9000
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its...
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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I highly recommend this museum, it is organized in a great way that takes you through the history of the Korean Land and it's people. Very good exhibits with plenty of English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm a museum lover but this place bored and disappointed me. Don't get me wrong it is a very nice and huge museum but by the time I visited I had already been to these museums: Royal Palace, Folk and War Memorial. So I felt like I had already seen a lot of the things at this place. The reason... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this museum, it is organized in a great way that takes you through the history of the Korean Land and it's people. Very good exhibits with plenty of English descriptions and dialogue. I went midweek and it was not at all crowded, I'm sure the weekends are much busier. A must see for museum lovers while in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Go to Ichon subway station. Follow the direction to National Museum of Korea. Go to the building on your right which is the correct museum; the left museum was for art exhibition and it is not free; the National Museum is FREE!! If you need to pay some fee means you are in the wrong side. Free wi-fi available. The... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is AWESOME, if you want history BOOM you got it. The Food is okay... I guess. But for history lovers it is going to be awesome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you're interested in knowing the history and legacy of Korea its a good place for you. You will find chinese, japanese and korea statues and artfacts. 3 hours would be more than enough to explore the place.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A world class Museum where you can easily spend an entire day. Many of the exhibits have descriptions in English and also a marker indicating if they are a national Treasure. The building itself is impressive and the grounds are quite beautiful, especially in the Spring. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is free and it is huge. If you are into Korean history it is a great place to visit. The downside is that like most museums in Korea they all have the same stuff generally. If you've gone to one you've gone to them all. So if you need to just visit one historical museum this one is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is so much to see that you could easily spend the full day. You can learn all about the history of Korea, and the museum is very well maintained. I found it to be very clean and well organized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I learnt so much of Korea's history from this museum. Everything is extremely easy to follow, the exhibits were amazing. It is also such a beautiful building. We had been there 2 hours and if had absolutely flown by. You should allow at least 1/2 day for a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the museum is epic, one of the largest in the world. the only thing that I found some what annoying was that I did not understand the full scope of the pieces on display. The english part has only the title while you can see the Korean section is saying way more. Other than it is a pretty cool place... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of Korea

Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-026, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2077-9000
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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