National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea, Seoul: Hours, Address, National Museum of Korea Reviews: 4.5/5

National Museum of Korea
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit areas, restaurants, cafes, shops and other amenities. *Admission: Free to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum(changeable after 2010)*Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed/Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun/holidays: 9am-7pm, closed Mon & January 1st
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2-3 hours
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Learntorock
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A large, well organised museum that was worth visiting. Lots of intersting items to see, though I would say there was a bit too much focus on pottery. Due to another appointment I only had one and a half hours to look round, which I managed. I would say though that two to three hours would be better. Free entry. Easy to get to.
Written July 14, 2022
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lostinatlanta
Berkeley Heights, NJ151 contributions
This place is massive, the first floor has items relevant to Korean history but upper floors are mostly pottery. If you go with young kids you'll finish up the first floor and don't bother with upper floors unless you are into art/pottery.

There is also a children's museum but it requires a reservations, so plan ahead..... we did not.

The museum is located near a subway stop but be prepared to walk about a quarter mile.
Written July 13, 2022
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carina
London, UK33 contributions
This museum is well laid out and it is nice. There is a billion ceramics on display and this museum is mostly just ceramics.
Written June 26, 2022
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Gombung
Seoul, South Korea18 contributions
Solo
very impressive!
it shows the 5000 year old korean history with various subjects!
so sad that i didn't have enough time to see special exhibitions
Written June 21, 2022
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX480 contributions
One of the most spectacular museums I have ever seen! You could easily spend a day there and still only see a fraction of what is there.
Written June 11, 2022
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Nlw91
Killeen, TX29 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to see and they had some great collections from all over the world.
Written April 16, 2021
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Tamara
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
As beautiful as it's educational. Everything is written in various languages, so no worries if you can't speak Korean!

Make sure you know what you can and can't bring in. I had totally forgotten that my keychain is a Swiss army knife. They have lockers, but when the museum is packed it's pretty hard to find one.
Written December 4, 2020
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mbouland
Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
It's a beautiful place and a wonderful history presented. unfortunate due to construction a lot not visible. but just the clock they have hanging already worth going. Just get some who can translate for you the Korean as the English translation is not correct ;)
Written November 9, 2020
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Chris Ruggaluffagus
Yorktown, VA268 contributions
Solo
The National Museum in Korea is a great place to hang out and learn about Korean history and culture. It offers a great escape from the weather and its FREE!!!

Your visit can take 2-4 hours depending on how much you stop and read. Great English translations help foreigners enjoy the experience.

Things to know: they only allow a limited # inside due to COVID. During off peak times, there is no wait, but there may be a queue doing tourist season. Trying making ticket reservations early, you may have better luck than me navigating the website.

Small cafe with drinks and snacks are located on the bottom floor next to the big gift shop. Wear good shoes.
Written November 9, 2020
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Peter Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
This is a breathtaking museum. I have a passion for Asian art and this place is perfect for me to dive in the rich Asian culture
Written October 26, 2020
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National Museum of Korea is open:
  • Sun - Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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