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National Museum of Korea

(국립중앙박물관)
Museum, History Museum, and Art Museum
Seo bing go dong, Seoul
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    Tom J.
    "A wonderful I introduction to Korean history"(6 Tips)
    Byron K.
    "Free admission except for special exhibits."(6 Tips)
    Jessica C.
    "Very nice museum and easy to navigate."(3 Tips)
    Ted M.
    "Awesome for an overview"(2 Tips)
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  • Gregory K.heart icon on user image
    Gregory K.September 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 Jan 16
  • Davidheart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Jan 13
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    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 ❥.heart icon on user image
    Elise ❥January 5, 2017
    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
  • Suzanne X.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne XuApril 14, 2017
    Plan to spend at least a few hours if you want to explore all three floors, lots of interesting historical pieces including many national treasures.
  • 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
  • Kai G.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Ibrahemheart icon on user image
    IbrahemSeptember 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
  • Magdalena M.
    Magdalena MrázkováOctober 8, 2017
    Beautiful building with impressive interiour as well gardens around. The exhibition is vast and it's free admition entry 👍
  • The BS Travelersheart icon on user image
    The BS TravelersFebruary 17, 2017
    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
  • Katrin G.heart icon on user image
    Katrin GryshchenkoAugust 26, 2019
    Great place. Worth it to visit, but takes at least 4 hours.
  • Povilas V.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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)
  • Ted M.heart icon on user image
    Ted MoranMarch 14, 2017
    Awesome for an overview of Korean history in chronological order, from the first men to modern times.
  • John C.
    John ChoDecember 11, 2018
    It is not as boring as it sounds. If you want to see and hear about Korea in more detail, National Museum of Korea would definitely be a perfect choice. By the way, admission to the museum is free.
  • Rossheart icon on user image
    RossApril 13, 2019
    Get a free audio tour with one of the museum robots.
  • Keith B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Inkeol B.heart icon on user image
    Inkeol BaekOctober 5, 2017
    Lovely place. You can meet pensive Bodhisattava in here
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Luis Enrique F.heart icon on user image
    Loved the second and third floor of this museum. So big place, you can spend easily a day here.
  • Elise ❥.heart icon on user image
    Elise ❥November 7, 2015
    Free for entry. Lovely museum with so much to learn about. Clear description on the exhibits in English.
  • 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
  • Rossheart icon on user image
    RossApril 13, 2019
    Extensive art and history collection. You can easily spend a whole day here.
  • Shelly Z.heart icon on user image
    Shelly ZordichMarch 24, 2015
    Really great museum, but also giant. You'll want to set aside 2 days to see it all.
  • Prima D.heart icon on user image
    Prima DimalouwFebruary 28, 2017
    Huge and lots of korean history. If you like history, better visit this museum
  • Jernejheart icon on user image
    JernejMarch 15, 2017
    Huge museum with four floors taking you over Korean and other Asian history. No entrance fee.
  • JulienFheart icon on user image
    JulienFAugust 10, 2013
    Nice architecture, good korean arts collections, free wifi and it's free entrance ! Win win ! ^_^
  • Mattert
    MattertAugust 26, 2012
    Beautiful park and scenery. It is worth taking an extra hour to walk around, pack a picnic, etc
  • Wei Yen C.heart icon on user image
    Wei Yen ChungApril 9, 2018
    Free admission. Nice place with nice collections that enable you to know more about Korea’s history!
  • Zarni L.
    Zarni Lin TunAugust 26, 2013
    Very nice play and musical I've seen so far! Liked the actor performing as villain official!
  • Gonzalo S.heart icon on user image
    Gonzalo SolisApril 14, 2018
    It's free for the general exhibition, plenty to see there to take up your whole day
  • Jonathan K.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan KramerAugust 9, 2014
    There are often some great traveling exhibits going on at low prices, check their calendar.
  • 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
  • Keith B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DayJune 24, 2014
    Great place to visit. Tickets to the kids museum run out quick, get them early.
  • Alissa Y.heart icon on user image
    Alissa YiOctober 22, 2018
    Lots of history and great explanations!
  • Byron K.
    Byron KAugust 24, 2014
    Free admission except for special exhibits.
  • Elena M.
    Elena MerkushevaMay 29, 2014
    Free admission. And awesome garden!
  • Jessica C.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ChristiansenMay 13, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice museum and easy to navigate.
  • Shannon L.heart icon on user image
    Shannon LoveApril 27, 2018
    Check out the pagoda garden outside after touring the museum!
  • 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.
  • Lorenia S.heart icon on user image
    Lorenia SnowballOctober 20, 2019
    Go if you like pots and vases
  • Siew K.
    Siew KeeNovember 11, 2012
    It's free admission. Suitable for indoor activities when rainy day
  • Warren L.heart icon on user image
    Warren LathamMay 28, 2014
    Large free museum with a children museum.
  • Tom J.heart icon on user image
    Tom JacksonMay 27, 2016
    A wonderful I introduction to Korean history
  • David Bryan R.
    David Bryan RamosDecember 31, 2014
    Good and free
  • Lee M.
    Lee MMay 20, 2014
    When visiting Seoul, must see.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos EatsNovember 17, 2011
    Plenty of great artifacts to see and it's FREE :)
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