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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 #18 of 504 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Bellevue, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is so easy to enjoy a visit to this place as the layout makes it so easy to see it all as the curators intended. Rather than quantity, they've chosen some of the best examples so yu really feel like every piece is worth a look. Finally, the audio guide is the best ever as it starts automatically as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

It is its 10 year anniversary and they mixed some contemporary artwork to compliment the old. I like it but some might find it distracting. You should have a guided tour. The historical artworks are so valuable to the history of Korea. Both museums are interesting and worth the visit.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This Museum/Art Gallery has an amazing collection of Korean artwork and an eclectic mix of modern piece set in an architectural amazing building. The portable guide show cases Samsung technology by providing multiple language explanations of the artwork automatically as you approach the art work (Near field communications). We wished we had more time to appreciate this gallery further, allow... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A MUST visit if you are into modern art and good architecture. I spent 3 hours there and could have seen more, but got tired :-) Tips: - Get the cheap audio guide - makes you put your eyes on the right things - Avoid the museum cafe and shop: even as everything looks nice, the prices are just far... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is nice to go to a place that has a combination of the modern and the ancient. Modern art is not to everyone's taste but I liked the assortment of choices. In the part with older art, there were some questionable choices (like a Rothko painting among the pottery because the colors matched...) but the actual artifacts were beautifully... More 

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San Francisco, CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

1. So many guards - in many areas, there were three times as many guards as visitors. 2. Very little depth in the background to the artworks. There were small placards and a digital guide you can rent for an extra KRW 1000 (about one US dollar). The placards for each piece have very little or no information about the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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
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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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