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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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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

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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Why it is FREE. it should 10USD.

It has all Korean history. Lots of National Treasure. But entrance is free as of Nov 1st, 2015. The entrance should be at least 10USD. If you are interested in Korean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has all Korean history. Lots of National Treasure. But entrance is free as of Nov 1st, 2015. The entrance should be at least 10USD. If you are interested in Korean buddhism, history from prehistoric era, this place will be perfect. You will need one hole day. At least half day. :)

Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is pure awesome, I really suggest a visit - they have a great canteen for a quick snack between your explorations! Check their website for the latest special exhibitions!

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If it is rainy day or even beautiful on, it worth it, because park near museum is beautiful. Museum itself is very vivid. Typical stuff like ceramics, arts, caligraphy, buddhas, war equipment etc.

Thank Alisa H
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the biggest museum of Korea. It is needed at least 4 hours at minimal to have a good view of all exibitions. You can find very important aspects of Korean History.

Thank Luis M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are free tours for this so I highly recommend to get a feel and view of this place. Its really peaceful in the grounds and museum and you feel like you could take your time - there are various attractions ie picnic area etc that you could visit. The childrens museum is next to this but restricted to 300... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's rare to be impressed by the exposition of Stone Age objects and it is only first hall of this collection of historical miracles. The creators of the exposition prove that all the objects here are honorable treasures. They prove that they love the history and want the visitors to be involved in this exciting journey through the time. Really... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check this out. This place has many floors. A lot of stairs but there are escalators too. It aslo has a cool tea house. Try the chestnut drink. Also thus museum had a garden.My favorite floor was the bottom where there is a big budda.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was taken during my business trip to Korea, very interesting indeed, well worth a visit if you happen to be in the local area

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you get out of the metro, the view of the museum and its park is stunning. Start your trip there, you will get a great overview of the Korean culture. And it's free!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a sunny day and warm. Also field trip for the elementary age kids. They waved Hi for my camera :) Great history on Korea.

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