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National Museum of Korea

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean history” (194 reviews)
“ichon station” (29 reviews)
“family park” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
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+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is my favorite museum in Seoul, with a vast array of artifacts ranging from ancient times to the era of the Korean War. The museum is educational for learning about the history of Korea, something which is mostly ignored in Western education. Many...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum offers a decent download of the history of Korea, till the formation of modern Korea. Sadly you wouldn't get to see anything like the impact of World War. Alot of stuff are touch and go, but that is understandable because Seoul also hosts...More

Thank Yeh Lin G
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Reviewed yesterday

I won't tell anything but suggest all to come here visit and get yourself to learn about the country. Cool place, one of the must-go

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Reviewed 5 days ago

i can tell you from extensive travel experience that this museum is a work of wonder. the architecture, organization, presentation and landscape already make it a great place to visit and adding to the fact that it showcases the best of Korea for FREE is...More

Thank theandylee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture is great, the way the rooms and lighting (both natural and electric) really highlight the art. There is enough on display that everyone should find something interesting, i was delighted to see the cultural influences of surrounding countries as that aspect is often...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this peaceful, amazing architecture and all of the many wonders within. You can see so many different periods of Korean history here. From the famous "Turtle Boats" of the 10th century through the Korean War and beyond. A balance focus on events and...More

Thank Frazier E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Subway Line 4 will take you there. Just follow the sign and then walk along the long corridor, you will soon reach the museum. Very spacious and the environment is quite good. Quite true, it’s a bit cool in the sense that there are not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so looking forward to seeing Danwon and Hyewon paintings in this museum. It was easy to take matro line 4 to get there. Walking through air conditioned tunnel, we thought it is a great design to avoid the sun light. The museum campus...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Massive museum that is worth a visit - mainly Korean objects but some Asian (particularly Chinese) as well. Plenty of English explanatory notes, and videos and the apps are nice supplements. Layout is reasonably good, and one can easily spend half a day there. Admission...More

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's big museum with an extensive collection of archeological finds and art. Furthermore it's free. There is only limited information on the more recent developments in Korea for which the History Museum of Seoul is a better choice.

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RamanGNoida
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
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albara90
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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Tina L
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.
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