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국립중앙박물관 (National Museum of Korea)

Museum, History Museum, and Art Museum · Seo bing go dong
용산구 서빙고로 137, Seo bing go dong, Seoul, Seoul, 140-797, South Korea
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • None
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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On October 28, 2005, the NMK reopened in its new permanent home in Yongsan, on a site of 307,227 m2 (building area: 45,438 m2). Yongsan, the geographic heart of Seoul, is backed by the expansive Mt. Namsan and fronted by the Han River. Yongsan is also the true cultural center of Seoul, sitting just south of the five palaces of the Joseon Dynasty and the War Memorial, and north of the National Library and the Seoul Arts Center.

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    Nuri J.
    "Free admission for the ordinary entrance."(5 Tips)
    Pavel A.
    "Nice place to visit to have an understanding of Korean history."(2 Tips)
    Astri L. W.
    "English tour service at 14.30"(2 Tips)
    JulienF
    "... arts collections, free wifi and it's free entrance ! Win win ! ^_^"(3 Tips)
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  • Elise

    Free for entry. Lovely museum with so much to learn about. Clear description on the exhibits in English.

    Elise · November 7, 2015
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  • Rachel L.

    It's hugeeee! Unestimated how much time can spend there as well as the park and a Hanguel museum nearby too. 3rd floor is interesting especially the Korean Buddhas

    Rachel Liu · May 22, 2015
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  • Cin D.

    Get there via the Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4 & Jungang Line), Exit 2. The subway is connected to the museum via an underpass called 박물관 나들길 or Moving Museum.

    Cin Dee · May 10, 2015
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  • Cin D.

    Open: Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00 - 18:00 Wed, Sat: 9:00 - 21:00 Sun&Holidays: 9:00 - 19:00. Closed New Year's Day, Every Monday (When Monday is a holiday, closing on the following day)

    Cin Dee · May 10, 2015
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  • Shelly Z.

    Really great museum, but also giant. You'll want to set aside 2 days to see it all.

    Shelly Zordich · March 24, 2015
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  • David Bryan R.

    Good and free

    David Bryan Ramos · December 31, 2014
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  • Elena R.

    Free admission

    Elena Raevskaya · November 18, 2014
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  • David

    Well designed building: a lot of light and open spaces. Comprehensive history of Korea through archeological artefacts. Pottery and traditional painting on upper floors. Free WiFi.

    David · October 16, 2014
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  • Nuri J.

    Archeological museum of Korea. Free admission for the ordinary entrance. It is huge so leave home early if you want to master the museum. They have a nice park for family picnic outside the building.

    Nuri Jeon · October 10, 2014
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  • Sveta T.

    Museum is closed on Mondays, but you can walk in a park

    Sveta T · September 22, 2014
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  • Bianda D.

    Must visit museum in Seoul. Very big. Allocate few hours if you want to explore every corner of this museum.

    Bianda D. · August 27, 2014
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  • Byron K.

    Free admission except for special exhibits.

    Byron Khoo · August 24, 2014
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  • Byron K.

    Free wifi in the museum.

    Byron Khoo · August 24, 2014
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  • Jonathan K.

    There are often some great traveling exhibits going on at low prices, check their calendar.

    Jonathan Kramer · August 9, 2014
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  • Jason D.

    Great place to visit. Tickets to the kids museum run out quick, get them early.

    Jason Day · June 24, 2014
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  • Abdalla Nasir A.

    Nice museum .. Free entry

    Abdalla Nasir ALNuaimi · June 21, 2014
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  • Elena M.

    Free admission. And awesome garden!

    Elena Merkusheva · May 29, 2014
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  • Warren L.

    Large free museum with a children museum.

    Warren Latham · May 28, 2014
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  • Lee M.

    When visiting Seoul, must see.

    Lee M · May 20, 2014
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  • Hanif M.

    Nice view and scenery from the museum, you can see the Namsan Tower.. the museum is big, if u hate history dont come in.

    Hanif Muqsit · May 8, 2014
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  • Pavel A.

    Nice place to visit to have an understanding of Korean history. Take a tour, there are english tours free

    Pavel Arapov · April 1, 2014
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  • korea photo

    The National Museum of Korea is located only 1.5km away from Yongsan Station. Read more

    korea photo · December 9, 2013
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  • Zarni L.

    Very nice play and musical I've seen so far! Liked the actor performing as villain official!

    Zarni Lin Tun · August 26, 2013
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  • JulienF

    Nice architecture, good korean arts collections, free wifi and it's free entrance ! Win win ! ^_^

    JulienF · August 10, 2013
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  • Povilas V.

    Actually the area around the museum is not fully closed during night time! So I definitely recommend to experience everything in darkness and enjoy romantic atmosphere.

    Povilas Vikšraitis · April 27, 2013
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  • Leon P.

    They have an amazing collection!

    Leon Panulaya · April 10, 2013
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  • Siew K.

    It's free admission. Suitable for indoor activities when rainy day

    Siew Kee · November 11, 2012
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  • ArtJonak

    Wow. This place is huge. Not Hermitage huge... but huge still!

    ArtJonak · September 15, 2012
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  • Mattert

    Beautiful park and scenery. It is worth taking an extra hour to walk around, pack a picnic, etc

    Mattert · August 26, 2012
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  • Jinny S.

    It is not free. 12000KRW for admission fee. :(

    Jinny Son · May 31, 2012
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  • Astri L. W.

    English tour service at 14.30

    Astri L. Wardhani · January 22, 2012
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  • Carlos E.

    Plenty of great artifacts to see and it's FREE :)

    Carlos Eats · November 17, 2011
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  • Keith B.

    The tea house at the East end of the third floor is a great way to relax/recharge before seeing more of the museum.

    Keith Beck · November 11, 2011
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  • Keith B.

    English language tours meet at the great hall entrance at 10:30 and 14:30. The highlights tour is a fantastic way to see some great pieces with context, without being overwhelmed.

    Keith Beck · November 11, 2011
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  • Dan G.

    This museum is absolutely massive. I found it impossible to see everything properly in three hours. A return trip is in order.

    Dan Gunther · May 10, 2011
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  • Eun-mi L.

    This place is enormous! Great museum. I want to come back here w/ my hubby sometime later!

    Eun-mi Lim · January 4, 2011
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  • Melanie M.

    Must take a picture along the graffiti painted stairs! Awesome...!

    Melanie Marie · May 31, 2010
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  • Daniel C.

    This place is HUGE. You can do it quick, but you can't take it all in if you do so. The Korean history is a major part of this museum, but they also have great traveling exhibits. Read more

    Daniel Craig · January 17, 2010
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  • Jungsoo Jackie K.

    주차공간도 편리하고 특별전시회 제외 무료입장입니다.

    Jungsoo Jackie Kim · December 30, 2015
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  • MinHyeok J.

    어린이박물관을 자주 갑니다. 키즈카페같지만 역사를 간접적으로 접하는 좋은 공간

    MinHyeok Jeon · December 29, 2015
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  • Jaesung P.

    국사책에 나오는 유물들도 많이 있고, 설명도 잘되어 있습니다. 무엇보다 무료라는게 제일 좋네요.

    Jaesung Park · November 19, 2015
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  • hongz

    최고의 박물관입니다. 게다가 무료

    hongz · August 29, 2015
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  • 김형래 H.

    용산으로 옮기고 접근성이 떨어진 것이 흠이라면 흠

    김형래 Henry Kim · July 30, 2015
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  • Youngbok Y.

    가보고 싶네요...

    Youngbok Yoon · June 15, 2015
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  • TR L.

    저렴하게 이러저러한 것을 구경하며 시간을 때울 수 있는 곳.

    TR Lim · June 7, 2015
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  • Minhyung K.

    보헤미아 유리전 사진찍는 소리때문에 제대로 감상할 수가 없어요 ㅠㅠ

    Minhyung Kang · April 26, 2015
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  • Eunmi H.

    건물 자체가 예뻐요 웅장해요 이촌역2번 출구로 나오면 무빙워크로 연결됩니다 접근성 짱짱맨

    Eunmi Hwang · January 24, 2015
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  • Q Young L.

    특별 전시를 제외하고는 일년내내 무료관람!

    Q Young Lee · December 11, 2014
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  • Like K.

    2층 기증관 옆 휴게실에 앉아서 보는 가을풍경이 좋습니다. 단풍이 IMAX

    Like Kim · November 6, 2014
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  • Yoonki J.

    대한민국 국립중앙박물관은 무료라는게 최고의 장점입니다.

    Yoonki Jeong · October 24, 2014
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