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National Palace Museum of Korea

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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Entrance is free and there is audio guide that you can rent at the information desk. It is located within Gyeongbukgung but just outside the ticketing booth. Plenty of displays and descriptions depicting the lives of the royal families who lived in the palaces. Took...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ellycmc7
Reviewed July 1, 2019

I arrived at the Gyeongbokgung Palace at 0930hr, too early to witness the changing of royal guards ceremony at 1000hr, Hence I decided to visit this nearby museum first. There are free digital locker to store my backpack. This museum displays royal relics from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed June 25, 2019

This museum covering several dynasties of Korea is well worth a visit, and well take you 2-3 hours. Beautiful displays of wonderful historical objects. There is a small restaurant on site to take time to relax.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jerry J
Reviewed June 14, 2019

Entrance to the museum is free and audio guides of various languages can be obtained at the information desks at 1k KRW. The audio guide is user friendly which detects exhibits automatically so you dont have to key in anything. The museum is well kept...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sophiachoo_22
Reviewed June 13, 2019

This was a free museum located off the main parade grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace. We toured the Palace and grounds first, watched the changing of the guards ceremony before heading indoors to tour this museum. Inside there were three floors of history that covered practically...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

The museum is medium sized compared to most museums I've visited, but that means it is extensive enough to peak your interest but manageable enough to complete in one morning/afternoon session. The exhibits range all the way back to the 1300s until 1910 when the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

I felt walking through here that a lot was expected from crown prince from birth that from the age of 5 it was constant preparation to lead a country and to be a great king. Not that it was easier on crown princess. It makes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Elle-vs-Elle
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

The palace museum shows a large collection and explanations of different king dynasties and different royal belongings during the last centuries.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

Museum currently has an exhibit of things from Lichtenstein. While cool, it takes up most of the museum which leaves not a lot of information on Korean palaces. Overall, museum does a good job explaining what you are seeing and setting you up for Gyeongbokgung...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cdemas2018
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A good place to learn about Korean history. The museum displays a lot of relics from Joseon dynasty to the Korean empire time. I particularly enjoyed watching the documentary of how Gyeongbokgung was constructed. The documentary was shown next to a giant building plan of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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