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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버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보
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 925 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The National Folk Museum of Korea

  • Worth a visit.
    If you have time to spare, it's worth a visit. It doesn't take long to go around. What we liked about it: - We learnt what the features on the roofs were about and why they built their housing the...
    Rating:4 eyespytraveler2019-08-13
  • An interesting museum in the center of Seoul.
    Located next to the Gyeongbokgung Palace Complex. Many halls, interesting exhibits. Talks about folk crafts, traditions of Korea. It will be interesting to children, since everything is very clear...
    Rating:5 Vera K2019-08-08
  • Worth seeing. Great museum
    A very interesting, detailed and well-set up museum about different aspects of life in Korea. Explanations are also available in English
    Rating:5 anaradu252019-08-06
  • Lots of interesting history
    We spent a morning here and enjoyed learning about the history of the people of Seoul. The displays were excellent and an English headset made it easy to learn from the displays. I would recommend...
    Rating:5 carolinablue20182019-07-21
  • Interesting Museum within Gyeongbokgung Palace Grounds
    Free to enter once you have paid into Gyeongbokgung Palace and is remarkable to see from the outside with its stunning pagoda. I didn't stay too long inside as by the time I reached it the whole...
    Rating:4 Bozeman-Dublin2019-07-10
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