National Folk Museum of Korea

03045  37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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The National Folk Museum of Korea displays the culture and folk history of the Korean people from prehistoric times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty. Since its establishment, the museum has dedicated itself to studying and researching the folk history of Korea, and collecting artifacts from different Korean regions in order to pass on an insight into the lifestyle and culture of Koreans. The museum achieves this by offering visitors various seminars, exhibitions, performance art, concerts and hands-on activities.

Located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea is well known for its beautiful architecture. The building was constructed in the traditional Korean style comprising several stories with a pagoda on top. The three main exhibition halls at the museum cover different aspects of Korean life, as well as displaying various local costumes, musical instruments and festivals. 


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03045  37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
- Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 5, roughly 5 min. away on foot
- Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exit 2, roughly 10 min. away on foot

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Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 909 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The National Folk Museum of Korea

  • Antiques galore.
    We quickly went in here after spending a lot of time at the Gyeongbokgung palace. There is just a lot of stuff in here and it wasn’t that interesting to us at that point. If you are an antique buff...
    Rating:2 Nanums2019-05-19
  • Interesting museum
    I visited this museum as part of a City tour, spent 45 minutes there and could have easily spent all day in and around the museum. It is in a relatively modern building, laid out really well and I...
    Rating:5 mgsnorwich2019-04-24
  • Interesting Visit
    This is a museum dedicated to honouring day to day life on the Korean Peninsula since it’s early days. There’s no mention of the war with the North in this museum which is great as that’s everywhere...
    Rating:4 MFC312019-04-20
  • Beautiful museum
    Right on the grounds of Gyeongbakgung Palace, this gem of a museum documents Korean life. As a Senior, our admission was free which was a nice bonus. Take your time to visit and learn about Korean...
    Rating:4 lbleich2019-04-18
  • National Museum
    It's in front of the eastern gate of Gyeongbok palace. We didn't explore much inside the museum but we just had a photo op in front of the building. :)
    Rating:4 Donzgel2019-03-31
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