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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 - 6:00 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
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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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Worth the visit and it is free admission!

National Museum of Korea is a good place to visit if you are a visitor like me who spent a fortnight therel; the admission is for free and it holds exhibits from all over Asia and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

National Museum of Korea is a good place to visit if you are a visitor like me who spent a fortnight therel; the admission is for free and it holds exhibits from all over Asia and collections from private donors.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nice surroundings - park - waterfall - views also suitable for kids(outside park) with playing grounds nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it's a beautiful building and free to enter, which is very nice but honestly there's not much to see in there. occasionally they have exhibitions from other parts of the world. if you don't have time skip this one, especially if you have visited the likes of Forbidden City, Louvre museum, etc...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worthwhile to visit this museum. You will see the history of the former Korean Kingdom and the development of the people. Please visit the place next door as well. Admission is free of charge. You can have accupakket of coffee after the visit as well

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is really huge and pretty. For people interested in history, this place is a mandatory point to visit. There are explanations in Korean and in English and there are tours available.

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Pasay, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so huge yet very organize! Each floor has this designated room for different era and you will not be confused! The main museum is for free but you have to pay for admission in all the Planned Exhibitions.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibits are varied and interesting. Information comes in many forms, from the display of artifacts to recreated examples of artifacts that you can touch and hold. Some small theaters show well created movies that give us animated examples of how structures were built, how material culture was crafted, and the history of prominent Korean figures and events. From time to... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not only museum for korea but also have history of most of the asian countries. If you want to study Buddhism then there's a lot of things related to Buddhism.

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Bandon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Korean National Museum is good place for visit for knowledge of Asia.You know much more about Asian history

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Delmar, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much to see here. You could easily spend a day enjoying this gem; from ancient times to modern day Korea. The building itself is part of the exhibit. It must be glorious when the flowers and gardens are in bloom

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