Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul: Hours, Address, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
4.5
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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Thomas M
Des Moines, IA209 contributions
Dec 2019
Celadon and Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst! One of my favorite museums ever. Expertly arranged museum, with the juxtaposition of old and new telling a great story. The self-paced audio tour is worth it.
Written July 6, 2020
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Michael K
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lots of impressive eye candy in the form of lights and mirrors. The 3-D contemporary art is my favorite, and it delivered. The abstract expressionist stuff isn’t my thing, nor is the 12th century pottery. If you want semi-interactive 3-D art with a “wow” factor, this is the place!

As with much art, the photos really don’t do it justice. Particularly with these pieces, I was amazed at how they changed as you moved around, which pictures can’t capture.

Was 11,000 won/$9 US for entry with audio guide.
Written February 1, 2020
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Luis Gabriel Mantilla
Bogotá9 contributions
Jan 2020
Very modern and impresive museum. Audio guide is very precise and accurate.
It shows mainly modern korean art and ancient ceramic pieces found in archeological excavations.
Written January 26, 2020
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clynsa1
Minneapolis, MN16 contributions
Jan 2020
This museum is worth a visit to get a nice mix of old and modern art. It's well curated without being overwhelming.
Written January 20, 2020
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ssbelltx
New York City, NY1,017 contributions
Aug 2019
NO photos are allowed inside. If you enjoy more contemporary art then you would enjoy this site. I do highly recommend the section on local Korean art and anceint relics. If you enjoy art you will enjoy your visit.
Written January 13, 2020
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jct263
Annapolis, MD178 contributions
Nov 2019
This place is a little off the beaten path and well worth the effort to get there. You could spend an hour or a day here, seeing modern and contemporary art as well as traditional Korean art. I especially appreciated the connections between the two, and between what's being done in Korea and other parts of the world. Objects are really well displayed, with lots of space to see them.
Written December 16, 2019
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Vincent T
Singapore, Singapore272 contributions
Nov 2019
In a very well designed building, in a hilly street in Itaewong, the Museum offers a good selection of traditional Korean art (potteries) as well as interesting modern art pieces.

Easily my favourite museum in Seoul, and one of the best site overall.
Written November 29, 2019
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canter2u
Beaver Dams, NY424 contributions
Nov 2019
American visiting Seoul for second time and wanted to experience antiquities and somewhat close to Seoul center. It’s a very professional and beautiful museum. Keep walking up the hill on the right, there is a sign that maybe misleading to have you turn left, but stay on right side of road, past parking garage, and open entrance with walkway of circles embedded in walkway that keep lighting up green numbers.
After paying admission and picking up your ear piece audio guide, take elevator to 4th floor and work your way down through celadon, pottery, textiles, Buddhas, crowns and other artifacts. Some modern pieces here too and the spiral staircase with a beautiful work of glass art down the middle. There’s a gift shop, cafe and restrooms. Lovely museum! Very glad we went.
Written November 17, 2019
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ame2018
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Nov 2019
One day and a half in this wonderful city, so I choose quality over quantity and beeline for the Leeum Samsung Museum. Here I settle in for two hours taking in exceptional examples of Korean porceline, calligraphy and metalworks which then set the stage for a leap into modern and contemporary visual art displays featuring icons including De Kooning, Brown, Giacometti and Rothko, while avoiding the crowds one finds at the National Museum of History and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The rest of the day can be spent in a myriad of other sites in Seoul. I leave this museum saturated, satisfied and hopeful for another visit, another time and hopefully soon.
Written November 6, 2019
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Hanan B
Ramat Gan, Israel534 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The museum is most impressive architecturally. It is divided into three sections (each called a “museum”, and each section comprised of two or three floors). I personally was absolutely fascinated by the ceramics collection on the top floor of museum number 1. Much less enjoyed the exhibits in the other two museums. My companion on the other hand, highly enjoyed all three museums.
Written October 25, 2019
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