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National Museum of Korea

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit areas, restaurants, cafes, shops and other amenities. *Admission: Free to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum(changeable after 2010)*Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed/Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun/holidays: 9am-7pm, closed Mon & January 1st
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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beautiful museum is definitely worth your time. The long history of Korean civilization is beautiful presented and the exhibits have English explanations so no need for a tour. The main museum is free and there is a charge for special exhibits. It’s set in...More

Thank State of Mainer
Reviewed yesterday

Free admission at a first class museum. All the donated collections on the second floor made the visit extra special. The donated collections often contain hundreds of items from a particular collectors area of interest. We were amazed at the generosity of the Korean donors...More

Thank Junctionary
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was expecting that they would have more Korean things on exhibition (or was I in the wrong museum??). Ground floor was all about the Korea, which is very informative. But the 2nd to 3rd floor, is disappointing. I don't get the connection of the...More

Thank altair06
Reviewed 3 days ago

An insightful look into the development of Korea over the ages. Admission is free for the main hall. Worth a visit.

Thank Nick O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is free. It has around 6 exhibition halls and 50 rooms. Like in every museum that you have been this museum has permanent and special exhihibitions. There is also a separate museum for children. It has English,Japanese, and Chinese tours you need to...More

Thank R2735PF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go! I mean it. All the museums in South Korea were amazing and I went to at least 15 of them. This museum is very well done with English explanations and a free English audio guide (you must leave an ID to borrow the guides...More

Thank JerS93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum building is world class, and was the most interesting part about our visit. The museum is very well organized, with a helpful layout that makes it easy to walk from room to room. Lots of different types of Buddhas and history of the...More

Thank kurteg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Permanent exhibitions is Free. Admission is required for special exhibitions. But The special exhibition impressed me! I RECOMMEND it! Please refer to it.I downloaded a 10% discount coupon from Baynaru. :) Good for you!

Thank sarahT667AE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is huge. You can easily spend 4-5 hours there. It is a new building, very contemporary looking, with a lot of daylight coming in, escalators everywhere, marble floors - simply great. There is a plenty of restrooms, multiple coffee shops, few large museum...More

Thank VladMI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a quiet weekday and arrived in time to go on one of the free English guided tour of the museum. It was a great way to get a brief history of Korea and a sense of what the museum had to offer....More

Thank Alexis G
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19 December 2017|
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Response from Ann_anncy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are boxes to keep your belongings, however the luggages can leave at the counters. There are museum staffs helping you for this.
Larissa J
18 July 2017|
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Response from patrick2042016 | Reviewed this property |
Not a cultural asset, you can take it out.
6 March 2017|
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Response from ants080 | Reviewed this property |
Most museums in Seoul are free (Modern Art, an exception). However, there are special exhibits running within that require a fee.