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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 - 9:00 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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Impressive new building, exhibits good but sparse

I had just a couple of hours to spare, so I focused on the newer (= last 1000 years) sections on the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. There are many interesting exhibits, but I felt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I had just a couple of hours to spare, so I focused on the newer (= last 1000 years) sections on the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties. There are many interesting exhibits, but I felt that the information was limited. I had a Korean friend with me who provided excellent additional context on what I was reading, so that helped a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely building with a lot of natural light. It has so much more to see here than the 2 palaces we've visited and it's free admission. There are a few cafes or you can bring a packed lunch. There are facilities such as use of lockers, stroller hire, hot & cold drinking water and very clean toilets.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum near ichon station. The station connect underground to the museum. There are some really wonderful displays of Korean Prehistoric and historic artifacts as well as neighboring countries. Also, don't miss the Buddhist sculptures, they're quite amazing. The facilitates are very clean and modern. You can easily spend most of a day here. Also a small... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Walk from tour bus to museum way too long for and old person. By the time I reached the museum, which is fantastic, I was really too tired to enjoy it fully

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Impressive building in lovely setting. Collection of Korean art is unsurpassed. Everything is described in English as well as Korean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Everything about the museum is well done, and it's free to the public! My daughters (7 and 9) love museums, and they've enjoyed repeat visits. This experience is everything you might expect from a museum you might visit in Washington D.C.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good place to visit to whom is the first timer. This place will tell you how korean people life. This place is near to joseon dynasty palace.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum is HUGE. I've been there three times, and I still haven't seen everything. There is a mixture of art and history exhibited permanently, which is free; and special exhibits that you have to pay to see. This is a nice place to get an introduction to Korean history and the style of art the Koreans have used throughout... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Located in a purpose-built stately building and surrounding grounds, this museum is one of the best national museums I have ever visited. It takes you through the entirety of Korean peninsular history in a stepped, gradual way, so one can digest the "whole picture and truly learn something about this fascinating part of the world and its peoples. The exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

the title already explains it :) you can learn everything about korea's history from prehistoric time here.

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