National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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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. Put National Museum of Korea into our Seoul trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I remember one of the materials in the textbooks, which actually turned out to true. Weird and fun. Children get a lot of tourists are true and you can see this on the display siggeureobjiman free!! That's where the outdoor landscaping beautiful
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  • The Museum is enormous. We did not have enough time to see everything in details. It would take at least 3 hours to see it more or less well. We liked what we saw, however, much. The information tends to be in Korean and English.
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  • The stunning modern architecture hides an amazing range of outstanding displays and historical information about the history of Korea. Several levels of artefacts, pottery, art, jewels, recreated mome...  more »
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  • There's so much on show here without needing to pay a cent. Admission to the museum is free, with three floors of exhibitions. Personally I enjoyed the shipwreck and pottery exhibitions and breezed through the others. Still, I still spent 2 hours here. Do set aside at least 3 hours for a visit here especially considering the park right outside and the huge open space covered by a similarly huge roof. I have a feeling that you will loiter around outside, just like I did.
  • Very interesting museum. My friends and I had a lovely time. We were given a free guided tour in English. The museum is very big so you can stay there for a long time. It is also located in a very nice place in Seoul. I would love to visit it again.
  • Free entrance to main part of museum. Special exhibitions cost money but not that much ($6-10, depending on exhibitions). English translations for many exhibits, but at times seems to be randomly done, for example, the name of the item is not likely translated, but there might be an English translation of the collection or of the significance of the item. The building is modern with air conditioning, escalators, plenty of bathrooms, multiple places to get food/tea, and to sit. The outside of the building has views of the mountains, the city, and pond. Near the ichon station, but even with people mover, quite of bit of stairs and walking may make it difficult for older people, at least through the main entrance.
  • Well laid out museum, spacious with interesting exhibitions including good English signage. The permanent exhibitions go from the stone age to the Korean empire, so only a minor overlap with the national museum of Korean contemporary history close to city hall. Well worth a visit.
  • The national museum of Korea is a huge building with a great design and filled with all of the interesting history of Korea. Highly recommended to visit this place at least once in your stay in Seoul. Hey beautiful the frame with the N Seoul tower in he background.
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