Seoul Museum of History

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mgmblake
Pasig100 contributions
Jan 2020
It has a lot of information but it is kind of boring. The audio guides didn't work properly and there are no numbers to indicate what you are seeing. So you are stuck walking around looking at dioramas and reading texts. The kids were engaged for the first 15 minutes then lost interest after a bit. I don't blame them since I was struggling myself. If you are a history buff then by all means go. But as a regular tourist, maybe best to just get the cliff's notes off the internet and do something else with your time.
Written January 27, 2020
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gocats89
New York City, NY304 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited this museum with my wife, who grew up in Seoul, and my teenage daughters. The main museum is a large but manageable single floor. The museum is worth a 1 to 2 hour visit.

Seoul's history spans centuries so it is hard to cover everything. It includes how Seoul became the national capital and its evolution to what it is today. The Japanese occupation is prominently featured. I learned a lot, and it was helpful to have the audio guide even though in many cases the explanations consisted of summaries of the placards already posted.

I was hopeful to see more of what happened to Seoul during the Korean War. There was very little included. In addition, while the rapid changes experienced since the war are covered, it would have been interesting to have more detail on how Seoul has evolved decade by decade.

That said, Seoul's history is so long and action-packed that it would be impossible to cover everything.
Written January 26, 2020
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Dave H
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I thought this was great. It is filed with interesting and very detailed models of Seoul throughout its history. It is also free and has great English explanations of almost every item.
Written January 5, 2020
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R_A617
Ayr, UK202 contributions
Sep 2019
Recently updated and free.
600 years of Seoul, very well divided into sections. Everything was helpfully in English with very well done brochures/guides for each section.
We visited on a wet day - but spent much longer than intended. Definitely worth the visit.
Written November 23, 2019
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Hanan B
Ramat Gan, Israel534 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Only had an hour and a half as we had bought tickets to a film showing across the street. This is a truly excellent museum, built intelligently with fascinating exhibits. The time spent was not nearly enough and I intend to return with more time to spend. I very highly recommend a visit.
Written October 22, 2019
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S.M.S.
Shanghai, China71 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I love going to museums and the admission for this one is free. They have it organized clearly and you can learn about Korean history. They also have a small cafe that sells drinks, coffee, tea and light snacks. There is also a nice gift shop there. However, when I went to go inside, I found it was closed. The person who runs it took a VERY long lunch break. This was very irritating to me. Twice, I had to go and ask the front desk lady where the person was because I wanted to buy some gifts. The lady was nice and called the person and five minutes later the person came and opened up the store. Except for this, my overall experience here was great.
Written October 22, 2019
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AnttilaKarri
Riihimaki, Finland58 contributions
Mar 2019
Very informative museum and has nice exhibitions. I recommend a visit here, it won't take too long, exhibition is quite compact.
Written September 10, 2019
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Vera K
Khabarovsk, Russia34 contributions
Jul 2019
A lot of photos, documentary exhibits. A large layout of modern Seoul, you can find your home. Children really like it!
Written August 9, 2019
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Stray Cat
Halong Bay, Vietnam43 contributions
Jul 2019
Great way to spend a couple of hours on a hot afternoon. Free as well and very easy to get to. It is a shame half of it was closed for renovation when we were there.
Written July 21, 2019
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Victoria Aditama
Bandung, Indonesia9 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
It's free!

I visited this Museum when it was China New Year or Lunar New Year for Korean. They have a festival, many food stalls, and some traditional dance show (we can dance together and take pictures with the dancers after their routine finished).

If you want to know the history of the Republic of South Korea, visit here.
Written May 2, 2019
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