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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Well worth a visit.

We spent several hours here. The art and history are beautifully displayed. Very esthetically pleasing. Lots to learn about the history of Korea. Gift shop mediocre but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours here. The art and history are beautifully displayed. Very esthetically pleasing. Lots to learn about the history of Korea. Gift shop mediocre but the museum itself is spectacular. Very worthwhile visiting.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Temporary Exhibition, permanent exhibition nice nice both of them. But, sometimes temporary exhibition ticket price was a bit expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great place. They have a device that you can listen to in the language of your choice (voice guided tour?) It can detect where you are and it will play the recording for that exhibit or you can pick which one you want to hear. The device was not free, I believe you had to rent it for 1000 KRW,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is big inside, antiques are not so many but all are in very condition and are arranged classically and interestingly. Water clock is a MUST.

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Singapore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

there's a paid and a free exhibition area.. the free area shares korea's history - that was quite interesting if you're into cultural and anthropological history. museum itself was big and very well spaced out. abit hard to get a cab from there though

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great museum, but make sure you are on top of your Korean history before you visit. The food court and gift shop are excellent choices - and stroll the grounds to see all the pagodas.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here and it totally blew me away. One word; Amazing! A must see, great for both kids and adults to learn something new about Korea.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As with most things in Seoul, this museum is new, large, and beautifully designed. The exhibits are well laid-out, taking you through Korean history by the cultural artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I went to the National Museum of Korea based on TripAdvisors reader recommendations. The first impression when you arrive at the museum is how large and modern the two buildings look. The museum site on a slight hill so you look up at it when you arrive. In front of and below the museum is a large "Mirror" pond which... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For looking at history this museum sets a global standard: exhibited pieces are very well presented, not too many together, but thematically well done. On top of that great interactive and video presentations which explain a lot of background.

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