Attractions

The National Museum of Korea

04383  137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  

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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

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Latest 5 reviews of National Museum of Korea

  • Great place to learn about the Shilla People
    After visting the site of thombs and their contents at the Gyeongju Ancient Tomb Complex we when to the musuem to gain more knowledhe of the Shilla People.The displays wete excellent and had...
    Rating:5 E8170NErichardn2019-07-13
  • A must stop for the curious and well informed
    We have been to this museum on two seperate visits . it is well done and explains th rich history of Korea. It is easier to understand the culture with a history lesson from the museum.
    Rating:5 curlerpat2019-07-09
  • 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 - traveling Happy inside exhibit was great! Recommend!
    Rating:5 amyrunsoncoffee2019-07-08
  • A must visit.
    If you are visiting Seoul, there are three places that is must in my opinion. Gyeounbokgung palace, National Museum of Korea, and The War Memorial of Korea are the three, The first two will provide...
    Rating:5 SunP_132019-07-05
  • It’s free and has a beautiful, large park!
    It may not be quite as interesting as the War Museum (the best free museum in Korea), but it does get the silver medal. Great way to spend a few hours out of the sun or rain and when the weather is...
    Rating:5 NigelFrankDerek2019-07-05
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