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The National Folk Museum of Korea

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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
+82 2-3704-3114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located inside the palace, the museum is nice and small. It shows the old life and clothes of the culture.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emmgee8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

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. - The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank poshpackertraveller
Reviewed August 8, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vera K
Reviewed August 6, 2019

A very interesting, detailed and well-set up museum about different aspects of life in Korea. Explanations are also available in English

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank anaradu25
Reviewed July 21, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank carolinablue2018
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed July 4, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nyavtech
Reviewed July 1, 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
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