Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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National Folk Museum of Korea Reviews
Это именно национальный музей истории народа Кореи. Здесь нет каких-либо дорогих или особенно ценных экспонатов. Но зато можно проследить историю развития корейского общества, посмотреть на бытовое об... more »This is the National Museum of the History of the People of Korea. There are no expensive or especially valuable exhibits here. But you can trace the history of the development of Korean society, look at the domestic development of Korean families in the past.
I really enjoyed my visit here. It's a wonderful place to learn about Korean culture. If you are into history, this will be a good visit to gain some understanding of Korea's culture. more »
We had a great and detailed introduction about life, culture and history of Korea. For a Korean culture lover like me, this is a great way to appease the thirst for knowledge about the country. I really appreciated how the museum have depicted the evolution and values of Korean people. Upon stepping outside the museum itself, one will be able to experience the games that Korean play during the old times. Like arrow throwing and rolling the metal rings. My family and I tried it but we are not that successful in accomplishing it. Nonetheless, it was a really fun experience for all of us. Inside the museum grounds are real-life replicas of Korean traditional houses, stores, printing machines and other structures (fully furnished) for tourists to enjoy.
It's very interesting with extensive collections and free entry. It covers the history of Korean people and culture. They have 3 permanent exhibitions and 2 thematic exhibitions, you would spend approximately 3 hours to enjoy all of them.
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