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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  • If you are a museum lover then this is a must see. It covers the whole of Korean history up to modern times and houses some master works and national treasures of this county. The building is beautiful and the layout of nothing to complain about. The museum also has two separate halls that hosts international history related exhibits. There change roughly every 3 months. I have recently seen exhibits about iron, French palaces, the Mongolians and the ancient middle east. Some are better, some are just OK. The gift main gift shop, near the (expensive) cafeteria has some interesting souvenirs to buy. But more importantly, it has a nice selection of books on Korea and Korean culture.
  • Greta place to learn about Korean history, Art, Culture at one place. If you go there by subway, we will see another awesome displays on the way this museum. You can enjoy those displays while you were on moving walk. The Museum is huge and contains lots of items telling the history of Korea. One thing to remember, in order to enter this museum, you need to go through the metal detection security gate like airports....and all your belongings must go through the x-ray machine...thus pack light!
  • Great museum and very well laid out. Bottom floor focuses on history, starting with prehistory on the right side and wrapping around ending with the Japanese occupation prior to WWI. The upper floors focus on art from painting and calligraphy to pottery and sculpture. There are quite a few beautiful private collections as well. There was no Special Exhibit when I went. Attached to a Children's Museum, which is quite popular judging by the crowds, though I did not explore. 80% of exhibits included English-language translation.
  • An amazing place, very modern building and elegant setup. Free Entry, I did not had to pay for the tickets, there is a canteen at the top floor mostly serving drinks and teas, do plan your lunch /dinner properly before visiting. All in all, with visiting!
  • Provide complete history of Korea since prehistoric age. They also have mini studios that runs movies of wars in each era. There are also halls dedicated for donated historical items. You can learn a lot about Korea just by visiting this museum.
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