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National Museum of Korea

(국립중앙박물관)
Museum, History Museum, and Art Museum
서빙고동, 서울특별시
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9.2/10
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  • Nuri J.
    "Free admission for the ordinary entrance."(5 Tips)
    Tom J.
    "A wonderful I introduction to Korean history"(4 Tips)
    Will P.
    "It was hard to do it all at once, even without the special exhibit"(3 Tips)
    Pavel A.
    "Take a tour, there are english tours free"(2 Tips)
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  • The BS Travelers
    Nice museum for free of charge. Why do museums always make you pay extra to see the mummy exhibits of Egypt? Used the museum's brochure to take note of the best items in each room. Rainy day activity
  • Will P.
    Will Phifer2 weeks ago
    Great collection of artifacts. It was hard to do it all at once, even without the special exhibit
  • Elise ❥.
    Elise ❥January 5
    Floors are made of wood so if you wear heels, they make loud clip clopping sounds as you walk which might disturb other visitors. And it's REALLY loud, especially when everyone is being silent
  • Luis Enrique F.
    Loved the second and third floor of this museum. So big place, you can spend easily a day here.
  • Kai G.
    Kai GonzalesOctober 18, 2016
    Huge, beautiful and modern museum. The special exhibit was less than $5 to get in and the rest of the museum is free. The only downside were loud, undisciplined children everywhere!
  • Ibrahem A.
    Ibrahem AlhilalSeptember 23, 2016
    A historical journey of Korea's history. I suggest it be ur first destination to get a historical overview of the whole country. 7/10
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KueblerSeptember 18, 2016
    The building is huge and architecture and space is beautiful.😃 The museum exhibits are ok.🤔 Very old school and traditional. Look and read mostly. Not much interactivity and multimedia. 😔
    Upvoted Nov 30, 2016
  • Tom J.
    Tom JacksonMay 27, 2016
    A wonderful I introduction to Korean history
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonFebruary 16, 2016
    A remarkable venue where viewers see and feel Korean history and culture for themselves. With a wide variety of exhibitions, other facilities and foreign-language information, access is easy for all.
  • Elise ❥.
    Elise ❥November 7, 2015
    Free for entry. Lovely museum with so much to learn about. Clear description on the exhibits in English.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LiuMay 22, 2015
    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
  • Cin D.
    Cin DeeMay 10, 2015
    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 D.
    Cin DeeMay 10, 2015
    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)
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichMarch 24, 2015
    Really great museum, but also giant. You'll want to set aside 2 days to see it all.
  • David Bryan R.
    David Bryan RamosDecember 31, 2014
    Good and free
  • Elena R.
    Elena RaevskayaNovember 18, 2014
    Free admission
  • David
    DavidOctober 16, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted Nov 30, 2016
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonOctober 10, 2014
    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.
  • Sveta T.
    Sveta TSeptember 22, 2014
    Museum is closed on Mondays, but you can walk in a park
  • Bianda D.
    Bianda D.August 27, 2014
    Must visit museum in Seoul. Very big. Allocate few hours if you want to explore every corner of this museum.
  • Byron K.
    Byron KhooAugust 24, 2014
    Free admission except for special exhibits.
  • Byron K.
    Byron KhooAugust 24, 2014
    Free wifi in the museum.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KramerAugust 9, 2014
    There are often some great traveling exhibits going on at low prices, check their calendar.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DayJune 24, 2014
    Great place to visit. Tickets to the kids museum run out quick, get them early.
  • Abdalla Nasir A.
    Nice museum .. Free entry
  • Elena M.
    Elena MerkushevaMay 29, 2014
    Free admission. And awesome garden!
  • Warren L.
    Warren LathamMay 28, 2014
    Large free museum with a children museum.
  • Lee M.
    Lee MMay 20, 2014
    When visiting Seoul, must see.
  • Hanif M.
    Hanif MuqsitMay 8, 2014
    Nice view and scenery from the museum, you can see the Namsan Tower.. the museum is big, if u hate history dont come in.
  • Pavel A.
    Pavel ArapovApril 1, 2014
    Nice place to visit to have an understanding of Korean history. Take a tour, there are english tours free
  • korea photo
    korea photoDecember 9, 2013
    The National Museum of Korea is located only 1.5km away from Yongsan Station. Read more
  • Zarni L.
    Zarni Lin TunAugust 26, 2013
    Very nice play and musical I've seen so far! Liked the actor performing as villain official!
  • JulienF
    JulienFAugust 10, 2013
    Nice architecture, good korean arts collections, free wifi and it's free entrance ! Win win ! ^_^
  • Povilas V.
    Povilas VikšraitisApril 27, 2013
    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.
  • Leon P.
    Leon PanulayaApril 10, 2013
    They have an amazing collection!
  • Siew K.
    Siew KeeNovember 11, 2012
    It's free admission. Suitable for indoor activities when rainy day
  • ArtJonak
    ArtJonakSeptember 15, 2012
    Wow. This place is huge. Not Hermitage huge... but huge still!
  • Mattert
    MattertAugust 26, 2012
    Beautiful park and scenery. It is worth taking an extra hour to walk around, pack a picnic, etc
  • Jinny S.
    Jinny SonMay 31, 2012
    It is not free. 12000KRW for admission fee. :(
  • Astri L. W.
    Astri L. WardhaniJanuary 22, 2012
    English tour service at 14.30
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EatsNovember 17, 2011
    Plenty of great artifacts to see and it's FREE :)
  • Keith B.
    Keith BeckNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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 B.
    Keith BeckNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GuntherMay 10, 2011
    This museum is absolutely massive. I found it impossible to see everything properly in three hours. A return trip is in order.
  • Eun-mi L.
    Eun-mi LimJanuary 4, 2011
    This place is enormous! Great museum. I want to come back here w/ my hubby sometime later!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MarieMay 31, 2010
    Must take a picture along the graffiti painted stairs! Awesome...!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CraigJanuary 17, 2010
    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
  • MK. L.
    MK. LJune 29, 2016
    큰 돈 들이지 않고 하루를 보낼 수 있는 곳
  • relier S.
    relier SONGJune 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    무료로 이용가능한 대한민국 대표 박물관.
  • 병렬 이.
    병렬 이May 5, 2016
    자주올뜻~~~~~~
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