The Seoul Museum of History

03177  55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  

See & Do Attractions


The Seoul Museum of History is the only museum in Korea that represents the city’s history and culture. Since its establishment on the former site of Gyeonghuigung Palace in 2002, the museum has offered visitors the chance to experience 600 years of Seoul’s history and culture through interactive exhibitions. The three-story museum is divided thematically into three exhibition areas, including a special exhibition area, a permanent exhibition area and a hall that exhibits collections donated by the public.

The museum offers accessible and interactive exhibitions to the public with various hands-on programs. For example, visitors are allowed to touch and explore the exhibits on display, which are replicas of originals in the museum. In addition, the museum offers the U-Exhibit Guidance System, an automatic translator (various languages are available) for visitors, which makes every tour convenient and interesting.


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03177  55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 7
Seodaemun Station (subway line 5) exit 4, roughly 300m away
Gwanghwamun Station (subway line 5) exits 7, 8, roughly 400m away

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 298 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul Museum of History

  • Great find..
    Great way to spend a couple of hours on a hot afternoon. Free as well and very easy to get to. It is a shame half of it was closed for renovation when we were there.
    Rating:5 NigelFrankDerek2019-07-20
  • Visit when it's Lunar Celebration!
    It's free! I visited this Museum when it was China New Year or Lunar New Year for Korean. They have a festival, many food stalls, and some traditional dance show (we can dance together and take...
    Rating:4 vickyvicc2019-05-02
  • Wonderful little museum
    We stumbled across this museum and were glad we did! It's a delightful museum that shows the pride the residents of Seoul have in their city and its history. On one of the upper floors, there's a...
    Rating:5 Ann K2019-04-22
  • Worth a visit
    I found this museum more interesting than the Korean War Museum or the National Museum. I particularly liked the section on the reconstruction of the city after 1953 and its development over the...
    Rating:4 Stickman12019-04-13
  • Educational
    A great place to learn about history of Korea. The layout of museum is very well organized. However, staff need to be more conversant in English.
    Rating:4 FaiziMdKhalid2019-02-20
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