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National Museum of Korea

Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-026, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2077-9000
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Ranked #9 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its...
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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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
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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Every era of Korean history was well represented. All exhibits in Korean, English and Chinese. English headset for $3 was useful. Well laid out beautiful building and grounds. Contents of a shipwreck (600 plus years ago) were very good. Extra traveling exhibit of Pompeii added to enjoyment.

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Free Entry, huge and beautiful filled with tons of artifacts The exhibits are definitely impressive and quite informative .

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Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

great knowledge of korean culture. But need to be more elaborate and cleaned. More artifacts and explanations in english is necessary for foreigners to be fed with informations

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al khobar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

National Museum of Korea and Hangul Museum of Korea are situated in adjoining locations.Hangul Museum is about origins of Korean Alphabets made by their King about 500 years BC. well explained, showing its ease , its importance in day to day computer age. NATIONAL MUSEUM is much bigger, in the foreground is a large oval mirror pond which shows the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Don't miss ! It's a very huge museum in Seoul. Many rooms and exhibition. Should arrive in the morning and spend at least 3 hours here. Food court is located outside the museum (in the front) as well as the convenience store.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Free Entry and very interestin exhibitions. Simply a must if you stay for longer than one week in Seoul

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misoula,MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went early in the morning and spent the entire day...the only way to really appreciate it. All displays are described in 3 languages - English, Chinese, and Korean. If you just arrived in Korea it will give you an overview of their history (goes back almost as far as China's). We had been in Korea for 2 weeks traveling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to this museum a few times. It is very well laid out, and has a lot of different things. It tends to emphasixe the artistic aspects of Korean history. There are various English-language helps: electronic and labels. Outside, you can relax and contemplate, which, for me, is great, considering how hectic Seoul is. It might be a little... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its huge and beautiful, but some galleries were just boring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Definitely lucked out and scored a tour with a super friendly and helpful guide, who kept us all laughing and not getting to bogged down in details. The golden crown is beautiful & there is loads to keep you interested for long after the tour finishes. Also check out the architecture, huge building and very interesting to look at from... More 

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