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MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

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Address: 313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do 427-701, South Korea
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Since 1986 this fine arts museum has been a cornerstone of Korean culture...

Since 1986 this fine arts museum has been a cornerstone of Korean culture and art education.

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" one of the best Art Museum "

" so awesome because the admission is FREE! Perfect place to visit especially those who love paintings, collections , and some unique arts. Great to know that some of the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long metro ride and then 10 minutes bus ride on the free shuttle bus to get to this museum, so you need to have plenty of time in hand for a visit. External sculptures as well as 6 main galleries. Check what's on before you go to make sure it's worth the effort.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

" so awesome because the admission is FREE! Perfect place to visit especially those who love paintings, collections , and some unique arts. Great to know that some of the paintings and arts here have history to tell people. Best place as well for students and for the whole family "

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This was a really nice museum and I was quite surprised to discover admission was free. There was a great variety of exhibits, which I really enjoyed. The grounds of the museum were beautiful, with a reflection pool where you could sit under an umbrella and enjoy a coffee and a sculpture garden. If you're up for a bit of... More 

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Thank JessPlum
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

To see outside of the window After I saw the paintings. I soon realise there is. Hold my breath And feel. NATURE. Nothing's special But tells me something.

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Thank Harin J
Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I'm not really an art person but i enjoyed my afternoon here. Getting there was EASY. After coming off the Grand Seoul station (line 4) exit 4, a few meters away is a shuttle bus going to the museum. It runs every 20 mins and the service is FREE. There is a large garden with an open museum with various... More 

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Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Came here for a culture fix and was pleasantly surprised by how much there was. The permanent collection and some exhibitions are free, although several temporary exhibitions are extra (the cost though is a few USD equivalent only). The museum itself is in Gwacheon, and reached by line 4 of the Metro to Seoul Grand Park, from where it's a... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Brilliant permanent collection (free entry) with meaningful descriptions in English and Korean. Beautiful facilities with a thoughtful layout and good options for dining. Definitely worth the trek out to Seoul Grand Park.

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Thank Damon S
Edinburgh
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great contemporary art museum. This branch at Gwacheon is probably the best of the various branches around Seoul, certainly the biggest. Its mostly Korean artists, mostly contempoary work. As with all contemporary art museums you won't like every piece, but for me there were more hits than misses. Also, there is a nice outdoor sculpture park. It's free to get... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

High class museum, wonderful shows and a great permanent collection. Don't miss Yayoy Kusama's pumpkin outside, Niki de Saint Phalle's woman and Nam June Paik's installations. The Hockney current display is a one painting exhibition (the one from his documentary film). The museum is surrounded by a wide and beautiful sculpture garden. The museum is located in "Seoul grand Park"... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

The museum is at the Seoul Grand Park. As the park has the Seoul Zoo (one of the largest in the world) and the Seoul Land Amusement Park, don't visit on a weekend as crowds are overwhelming. A great collection of modern and contemporary art. A beautiful building with a wonderful sculpture garden. There is a shuttle from the subway... More 

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