Attractions

The National Museum of Korea

04383  137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  

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About

The six-story building of the National Museum of Korea harmoniously blends traditional and contemporary styles. It was built to house more than 140,000 national relics and artifacts, and also to serve as a complex cultural facility with a sculpture garden, open plaza and outdoor exhibition area. The museum is divided into two exhibition areas for the purpose of displaying relics and artifacts through permanent and special exhibitions. The permanent exhibition consists of themed galleries including: a prehistory and ancient history gallery; a medieval and early modern history gallery; a calligraphy and art gallery; a sculpture and crafts gallery; and an Asian gallery and donations gallery. The special exhibitions are made up of various cultural arts events and programs alongside permanent exhibitions. 
The children’s museum situated within the National Museum of Korea gives children a live experience of history and culture through hands-on activities, such as dressing up in armour and building an ancient castle. Also, children are allowed to touch relics which are exact replicas of the real relics on display. 
Situated in the precinct of the museum, Theater Yong is a large scale performance hall equipped with 862 seats including 57 seats for the orchestra pit. It serves as a cultural art space where visitors can enjoy various performance arts such as classical and modern plays, dance and musicals.

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Address
04383  137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  
Subway
Ichon Station (subway line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line) exit 2, 150 m towards Yongsan Family Park

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 2315 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of National Museum of Korea

  • Excellent place to visit
    Wonderful place to visit. Worthwhile experience. Very well explained exhibits and easy to follow explanations
    Rating:5 Roberto R2019-11-11
  • Very good & informative visit
    Sadly the app crashed and lost my review - good for kids - Timed, free entry for the kids museum, geared for 7 & under but no age limit. - free entry to the permanent exhibit - plenty of parking...
    Rating:5 amyrunsoncoffee2019-11-07
  • Definitely worth a visit. FREE admission!
    One can easily spend a whole day here. The museum is well planned and layed out. The displays are well lit and presented with excellent information. The main exhibition areas are free (charge for...
    Rating:5 dctrjeep2019-11-04
  • Interesting museum, great restaurant and affordable souvenirs
    This national museum has an interesting selection of exhibits and isn't so big that you get 'gallery fatigue' when you're only halfway through. The restaurant is good for traditional Korean food at a...
    Rating:4 ErkiBear2019-11-04
  • A world class museum
    You can divide museums into great, and not great. The great museums then can be divided into worth a return visit, and not worth one. The National Museum of Korea is a great museum that is...
    Rating:5 Hanan B2019-10-28
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