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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
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is very complete and modern, the exhibits in the first floor where specially appealing to me since I love history it shows a very detailed history of korea from prehistory to the modern times. The museum is small and may not have a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pedroofluquillo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im gonna start of by saying that these sorts of museums are often not something I enjoy that much. With that said, I did not think the content of the exhibitions were that interesting. There was definitely some cool things on display. But also, it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ollelarsson2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible by metro. Admission is free (unless you want to see the special exhibitions). I went there on a Sunday so there were lots of families with kids there. Quite a wide coverage of collection of different artefacts.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Freddy W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with a large collection. Over the last ten years I have paid multiple visits to this museum and find myself returning to it often. The pictures I uploaded are from the temporary Goryeo exhibition in 2019

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hankido
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This is a place for people who knows how to appreciate historic artefacts - especially artefacts related to buddhism. Otherwise, I do not recommend this on your itinerary. Especially because the exhibits were rather niche. That said, it has a nice and clean environment. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PlainJaneee
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Finally got the time to visit this one yesterday. Specifically loved the paintings gallery in 2F. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alinelunardy
Reviewed January 10, 2019

This museum claims to be the biggest in Asia by floorspace. It may not be true but it is certainly big. The art displays are excellent. There is a good restaurant.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liz P
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

As a foreigner, I have been following Korean history. Not through the book but by watching Korean movies. Goreo, Joseon. All make sense via easy arrangement of the exhibition halls. Anti-clockwisely, it explains Korea history from early to modern.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FarizJaafar
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Easy to go to as there is an access from the train station. Extensive collection of historical artifacts. I learned a lot. Download the app for an English guide, which was so helpful. Visit their garden around the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marts1117
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This was a nice place to spend a rainy morning. The galleries are manageable in size, and the collection is impressive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tifster
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Raman G
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.
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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