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King Sejong Memorial Hall

Address: San 1-157 Chongnyangni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-010, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-969-8851
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Ranked #85 of 382 Attractions in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 20 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

if you go to Gyeongbuk Palace, don't forget to visit this place also. You'll find very complete story about Korean history especially Korean most respected heroes, King Sejong and General Lee Soon Shin. You can see how King Sejong built the Korea and how Lee Soon Shin protected Korea during their old war. It is designed very attractively, as you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum is free and if you leave an ID behind they will give you a free audio guide which was fairly comprehensive. It was a really interesting historical museum on the early history of Korea. Museum talks about the early history of King Sejong (세종이야기) one of the early Kings. This King was very interested in getting the population... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

they have everything in both Korean and English which was good. It is a pretty museum in a pretty area of the city

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Once you are at king sejong memorial hall, you will be centre of seoul tourist attraction places. It's surrounded by palaces, gwanghwamun, cultural street, traditional costume photography, guard changing ceremony, and many2 more. You will have a full day pack with entertaiment and interesting experiences

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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313 reviews 313 reviews
164 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not the best laid out museum, however, this is a free museum that gives you an insight into two important historical figures. Half of the museum is dedicated to Admiral Yi Sunhin who was the commander of the Korean navy and was integral in eliminating the Japanese threat in 1597. He is also credited with inventing the turtle boat, a... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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233 reviews 233 reviews
154 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum is great for kids, but even as an adult, you might wish to spend a half hour wandering through the exhibits. Learning the history of Hangul, the Korean script, is particularly nice.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기) is an interesting museum where you can find out the history of hangeul, or the Korean writing invented by King Sejong. The museum includes interactive exhibits suitable for kids as well. The museum is quite small so you may just need to spend 30-45mins there. Great if you are on the way from Gyeongbokgung... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've always thought there is only a King Sejong status at this area and didn't know a memorial hall exists! Would have missed it if I didn't go to Gyeongbokgung on Tuesday (It is closed every Tuesday!!!). So we walked to King Segong Memorial Hall by chance. It is a mini museum documenting King Sejong's contributions to the country and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A very accessible place, near National Museum of Korea and Gyeongbokgung Palace. You can also wear traditional korean dress for free :)

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Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This lesser known and visited Museum is informative and creatively designed. I went with my husband who loves to stop and read everything while I read a little less, and we were both able to stay occupied/entertained. Make sure to visit the Yi Sun Shin Museum which is connected to King Sejong (both are underground). Both seem much newer than... More 

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