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National Museum of Korea

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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...more
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a bit surprising that there are many artifacts are relating to Buddhism including the multimedia shown how a marvelous shrine was shaped without a nail in ancient time. The engineering in their past few hundreds years ago was astonishing. It made me feel...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dhammasak
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were not able to enter the museum because we used up all our time playing outside and around the place. Although the building shouts CONCRETE, the setting is serene with nice pocket spots. There were pine trees that dropped lots of miniature pine cones...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HaikuSy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free! Large collection of artifacts and free tours. If you don’t have time or just don’t to do a tour download the free app for a self guided tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Angela K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 2 hours at the museum, though you can easily spend a lot more time. We did not do the audio tour, but we did do a guide tour (in English) that lasted about an hour and highlighted some of the National Treasures...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Hoong Nan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection or series of collections. It is well layed out asy access and all have English desriotions. Pick up a guide and headphone set, worth it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MNB55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told it is one of the best and had pretty high expectations. It was not so systemic as we expected. But at the same time, it gives some overview of Korean culture and history.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum of Korea has a great amount of exhibits about the korean history. Even though the museum is free of charge and offers an app to get english explanations about some of the exhibits on your one cell phone not everything is explained....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Harry45711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great, free, way to spend a few hours while in Seoul. Easy access from the subway. Lot of good information and most descriptions on items/exhibitions are also in English, which was super nice. Plenty of places to rest inside and also had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wanderer3247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After two visits, 5 hours each, I almost finished the first floor of the museum. It was very interesting, a lot of information on history of Korea, with a lot of historical and art objects, makes you feel the history going around you

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shawlice89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This enormous museum features Asian art and artifacts. The museum is beautifully laid out. It has outdoor gardens and indoor shops and restaurants. Beware of hoards of school groups visiting and running around unsupervised. The children’s disruptive behavior made it difficult to enjoy some of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You can take Line 4 (Jungang Line) to Ichon station. Get out at exit 2 and walk towards Yongsan family park. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm. It is open for longer on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Sundays it is open up to... More
April 5, 2018|
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Response from FernandoTravieso | Reviewed this property |
The museum fee is free for the permanent exhibition, and they only charge for special exhibits.
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You should take line 4 to get to Ichon station. Then take exit 2 and walk for about 200 metres heading towards the Yongsan Family Park.