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National Folk Museum of Korea

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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
+82 2-3704-3114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice place to get out of the December breeze and learn somethings about Korea. Well organized with good displays.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank 525deannem
Reviewed December 6, 2019

The entrance beckons payment of $3 for the museum. Pamphlets are available in multiple languages for free. The garden is expansive and backs onto the rear of the palace gardens. There is a fine example of funerary temple huts with extraordinary tombstones and figurines next...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

I really enjoyed my visit here. It's a wonderful place to learn about Korean culture. If you are into history, this will be a good visit to gain some understanding of Korea's culture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ol b
Reviewed November 4, 2019

This museum is excellent. I love ethnographic museums where you can see how everyday people used to live, eat and dress and this one is excellent. It's all very impressive seeing art and sculpture and gold and jewels but this tells you very little about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ErkiBear
Reviewed November 4, 2019

I like a bit of history and it was nice to have the chance to see it all. The courtyard is also nice to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank abdicodrut
Reviewed October 31, 2019

The Folk Museum it is an attractive modern museum. It features several historic home displays plus associated items. It explains life in medieval Korea. It is topped with a pagoda which can be seen but not climbed.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Almost two hours and I hadn’t covered all that much. So, I left at closing time wishing that I had arrived earlier. The museum is large. There are many exhibits, and explanations in English. While the main museum is covered, there are many exhibits outside...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hanan B
Reviewed October 26, 2019

This is a fantastic site where they offer information about how people in Korea lived in olden times. It ends up with some kind of festival with people dancing in traditional customes. Great visit

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Roberto R
Reviewed October 24, 2019

The park area is beautiful, with various building, but I found the actual museum to be fascinating. The displays have great English descriptions and seem to be very well taken care of. Many facets of Korean culture were presented, from education and the development of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hugo_McGlinchey
Reviewed October 22, 2019

The museum doesn't cost anything, but is informative about Korean culture and history. The museum exhibits are well designed, and visually appealing. It is definitely worth visiting for tourists.

Date of experience: October 2019
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