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Trip Planner: Asia / South Korea / Seoul / National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Korea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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National Museum of Korea reviews
A wonderful overview of Korean History. My favorite parts were the section regarding calligraphy and celanders. If you explore the outside area this can easily be 3 hours or longer.
A wonderful overview of Korean History. My favorite parts were the section regarding calligraphy and celanders. If you explore the outside area this can easily be 3 hours or longer. more »
My wife and I spent 10 days in South Korea We thought that we'd look at the museum. It was a lot bigger than I expected. Beautiful exhibits and very clean. Definitely allow enough time to see it all.
My wife and I spent 10 days in South Korea We thought that we'd look at the museum. It was a lot bigger than I expected. Beautiful exhibits and very clean. Definitely allow enough time to see it all. more »
Beautiful place , nice people great to visit this place , thanks NIPA for the trip and all services , I like the culture and people of South Korea
Beautiful place , nice people great to visit this place , thanks NIPA for the trip and all services , I like the culture and people of South Korea more »
Absolutely amazing museum that's completely FREE! Beautiful architecture and the design of the building and the pond in front is stunning. The museum contains a comprehensive historical account of Korea and also contains some international influenced exhibits/galleries of the neighboring countries/areas. The impressive digital 360 degree projection exhibit is a highlight that transforms the room that you're in and takes you to another dimension.
This is an absolutely massive world class museum. Everybody that's visiting Seoul should put time aside to come visit this place. Ichon subway station gets you inside from the station directly. Best part about this museum is that it's FREE, except the special seasonal exhibits. It's also indoors with nice AC, so an ideal place for families during Seoul's crazy hot summer days. At 8 pm they have a really nice free light show at the pagoda. Highly recommend this place, you won't be disappointed.
Very nice museum of Korean history. Lovely landscaping and scenic views to be had even before you enter. Inside, the museum itself is of a modernistic architecture and photographic in itself. The exhibitions and exhibits were very informative and I appreciated the English translations. So many amazing things to see. You can easily spend a few hours here wandering around the various floors and exploring the outside as well. They have a children's museum area as well, but we did not go to that area. You can easily get to the Museum by train. Love the Seoul train system, really easy once you've ridden it once or twice.
Very beautiful museum of the Korean (and Japanese, Chinese, Roman and Greek) history. Astonishing art, pottery, Buddhas, and many many more things. I really recommend you go here on your visit to Seoul. Most of the museum has free entry, except for some “special exhibitions” that charge a fee to enter, but you can have a very pleasant visit without those exhibitions.
The outside area of the museum is beautiful, and the inside exhibits of Korea's history are also great if you're into history and relics! There were also multimedia displays and animations that completely transport you. A lovely place to visit, and it doesn't even require a ticket except for the special exhibit, which was on the Aztecs when I went, but was sold out, so I didn't see inside.
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