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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2014-6900
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$72*
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
90%
Ranked #17 of 381 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Shanghai, China
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229 reviews 229 reviews
73 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the mix of traditional pottery and modern art pieces. Don't know much about the buddhist pieces. Not crowded and you will always have your own space. Great outdoor sculpture and building. Nice neighborhood too.

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Brussel
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Announced as the best museum in Seoul, the expectations were high. But what a disappointment. Entry fee way too high for what you get. Artist works are ok, but not the top for this entry fee. Will never return, there are many better museums in town!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Some of the art works, especially the modern art portion, are really too casual. There isn't much that draws our interest...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I liked in particular the display of old china. It was exquisite. The best thing about this museum is the phone guide. You just stand in front of the item you would like to be explained and the voice recording goes automatically without you needing to push any buttons. Lovely!

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Adelphi, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a for fee museum. Entry is 10,000 won. So not bad but not free. They have a free bag check that they want everyone who is carrying a purse or bag larger than an evening purse to use it.They even have a measuring template. So when I transfered my passport and cell phone and wallet tissues lipstick and... More

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Molinella, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As often the case nowadays, the building overshadows the collection. To have delicate, subtle small Korean artworks displayed in a sort of imitation Guggenheim structure is ridiculous. Makes them look small and insignificant. They are not. The contemporary art section shows a fairly sad selection of 2nd half 20th century Korean art heaped in a corner and some boring more... More

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Denderleeuw, Belgium
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After you buy your ticket, you go to the lockers where you have to give all large bags. There is a sign mentioning you 'd better don't leave any valuable items in the storage room. As our camera is a valuable item, we wanted to take it with us but this was not allowed. We assured we wouldn't take a... More

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Beijing
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Right in the city with easy access by subway and a short walk to the museum in a residential area. The museum offers a striking and creative facade. I liked the audio guide powered by Samsung mobile phones with a specialized application. The digital guided tour was well paced throughout the museum with a well balanced description of each piece... More

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited with a Korean friend who wanted to show us Korean ceramic s, from 600 AD to 19th Century. Very good display. Very modern museum.

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St.Petersburg
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There are no Samsung devices in this museum, just the art - traditional and contemporary. I was impressed by contemporary collection - just 2,5 floors with some works from Hirst, Ai Weiwei, Rothko, and some Asian artists.

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