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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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Most travelers will only visit one museum, one place, one~~~ well, if you really only have time to go to one, I would go to this one! It is huge! There is a lot to see, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Most travelers will only visit one museum, one place, one~~~ well, if you really only have time to go to one, I would go to this one! It is huge! There is a lot to see, and the English guide was very helpful. The temporary exhibit is always changing, so I try to go every few months. It is a... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visually, this museum is beautiful and impressive, but I would not bother going unless you are interested in Korean history presented in a very traditional way. Items under glass with labels giving some very dry information on them. Very formal and cold. Definitely not for children but probably better for adults with more background in ancient Korean history who can... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very easy to go, just get off at Ichon station and follow the sign. There're so many things to see, I wish I have more time.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Decided to go to the museum on the night it was open until 8pm. No other people to be seen ! For a free musuem, you can't go wrong. Lots of interesting things to see at your own pace. Great view of N Tower too.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very nice building and surroundings but the exhibition is very ordinary. Nothing really spectacular. If you have limited time you can skip it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we had a great time when we visited the national museum of korea there are lots of galleries where each has it's own theme . the museum itself is informative and you will learn a lot .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

An acceptable attraction if you have a couple of hours to spare. The museum is free and easy to get to (it has it's own subway station) however I wouldn't put it at the top of my hit list if I was back in Seoul. The displays are interesting up until a certain point but there is very little variation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum! Apart from being free (!), the museum is a must-do in Seoul. The ground floor compromises the whole history of Korea beautifully explain from pre-history to the modern era. You do not get the chance to learn much about Korea in the Western world so what this museum offers is quite unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A very nice museum with an extensive collection of artifacts from Korean culture. A full day or more to see it all.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Quite boring as the exhibits are quite limited. We spent about 1 hours and felt bored and decided to leave. The plus is that it is free.

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Additional Information about National Museum of Korea

Address: Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-026, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2077-9000
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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