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“Quick, easy & informative + child friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seoul Museum of History

Seoul Museum of History
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$75.00*
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Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot
Ranked #45 of 734 things to do in Seoul
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quick, easy & informative + child friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Small museum that describes the history and urbanization of the city of Seoul. The astounding pace at which this city has grown and modernized really sinks in here. Some (limited) fragments of Korea's broader history, especially last 150 years also on display. Many pictures, displays, a 1000 sqft model of city will keep children interested too. Interesting, free, quick to visit, very central, air conditioned/heated. Can't really ask for more.

Visited July 2013
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Just History Museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

There are many sectors and rooms. But it is a common history museum. There are pictures of old Seoul city and miniature model of Seoul. The good thing is no entrance fee. If you are a history lover, you will be satisfied with museum.

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Busan, South Korea
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“History of Seoul”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

I thought this would be more about the history of Korea but the history of Seoul is interesting as it has been a main city for a long time. The museum starts in the 1200s and goes up to 2002 when Korea hosted the Olympics, so it does cover a lot of time. There is also a mini city inside which is quite impressive, but not as impressive as others that I've seen (i.e. Shanghai)

Visited December 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Seoul history museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

close to Gwanghwamum square and Gyeonbok Palace. walk distance from these 2 popular palces. free admission, you can compare the city of Seoul, old and new(now)..old means 1890s.. new means now.
Pls have a look if you are in Gyeongbok Gung or Gwanghwamun. it is less than 20 min walk, away.

Visited November 2012
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Not Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This museum is not too bad. If your are on a short stay this is not a must see, but if you are here for a longer stay or even living here you may find some of the exhibits quite interesting.

Visited June 2012
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