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Folk Museum is quite nice and all, but if you have already been in the National Museum (and you should), this one doesn't offer that much. It is close to the palaces however so if you have time just browse it through!
The National Folk Museum of Korea is one of my favorit museums in Seoul. Its a great place to be when its warm outside cause they have Aircon everywhere. haha
Also you will learn a lot about the history of Korea
If you have time to spare, it's worth a visit. It doesn't take long to go around.
What we liked about it:
- We learnt what the features on the roofs were about and why they built their housing the way they did.
Located next to the Gyeongbokgung Palace Complex. Many halls, interesting exhibits. Talks about folk crafts, traditions of Korea. It will be interesting to children, since everything is very clear and understandable.
We spent a morning here and enjoyed learning about the history of the people of Seoul. The displays were excellent and an English headset made it easy to learn from the displays. I would recommend this museum when visiting the palace.
Free to enter once you have paid into Gyeongbokgung Palace and is remarkable to see from the outside with its stunning pagoda.
I didn't stay too long inside as by the time I reached it the whole oslaceccomplex was due to close within an hour...More
I came across The National Folk Museum of Korea purely by accident while waiting for the MMCA to open. Just across the street free, I thought why not? It's an interesting introduction to how Korean daily life and worship have evolved over time. Well worth...More
Nice overview of Korean history. Lovely exhibits and objects to view. Highly interactive - including one exhibit about Korean astronomy and star mapping - including star magnitudes. Of course there was a bit of Korean dream analysis, too. Very interesting.