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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
02-2014-6900
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Ranked #10 of 567 Attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit especially if you love art ! Many artists and very cool building ! Worth a visit !!

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Kuala Lumpur
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This has a LOT of great pieces, but of course, not too many of the greats like you find in the Louvre. It really comes into it's own if you opt for the audio tour. You're given a Note 2, and exhibits will start explaining themselves to you as you walk around the Museum. These are not one or two... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Located in the middle of a residential district, I took a cab here. I headed straight to the contemporary section with the electronic guide (samsung phone and headphone of course) There's Andy Warhol, Damien hirst, Ai Weiwei etc, so pretty interesting There's an outdoor section as well with sculptures but it was a hot summer day so one can't stay... More

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Edinburgh
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved this museum. Unlike most of the other major museums in Seoul you have to pay for entrance: 10,000 KRW. But I consider it well worth the cost. The museum is in two parts: 1. Antique pieces (pottery, paintings etc.) The collection is quite small but well curated which I prefer to a huge amount of random pieces. There... More

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Sydney Australia
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402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Small but excellent museum of art, over six floors. The top floors are Korean traditional art and artefacts. Our favourite floors were housed the international collection including Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koon's extraordinary smooth egg with bow sculpture. Highly recommend

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I tried to visit today and was sadly disappointed. When I arrived the sign said it will be closed for a few weeks to prepare for an anniversary. Not sure the dates of closure. I rated it excellent because of all the reviews.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

anyone who enjoys good art and architecture must go. Very easy to find - right off the subway - and worth a half a day. Where else can you see architecture by Rem Koolhaus, Jean Nouvel, and Mario Botta. plus work by Damien Hurst, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder..................

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Highland Park, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Half of this museum is devoted to traditional historical objects, ceramics and jewelry. It's similar to what you see at the National Museum of Korea, but a smaller and better-curated selection. Elegant stuff. The other half is contemporary art. What's neat about that half is that, in addition to Western artists you usually see at high-end museums, you see some... More

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Miami
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of Seoul's finer museums, considering this is a city of excellent museums. Tops in showing modern & contemporary artists. It's located on Itawan, a great shopping street.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It contains an impressive collection of Koreana treasures. The building is also amazing. Entry fees might be a little expensive, nevertheless, if you appreciate art and want to better understand Korea, you must visit this private museum. It's worth every penny!

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