National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

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#12 of 169 in Museums in Seoul
Explore over 500 years of Korean history at National Palace Museum of Korea. Established in 1908, the museum as undergone various changes in name and location over the years, but its focus has remained the same. Harboring over 40,000 artifacts and royal treasures, the museum highlights the Joseon dynasty and the Korean Empire's contribution to the country's art and culture. As well as the displays of scrolls, revealing artworks, and other relics, the museum offers a coffee shop and gift shop. To visit National Palace Museum of Korea on your holiday in Seoul, and find out what else Seoul has to offer, use our Seoul.
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  • It is located within Gyeongbokgung Palace. Entrance is free. Inside the museum, you can collect beautiful stamps. A brief history about the past Korea. A lot of exhibition changing from time to time.....  more »
  • This museum is in the grounds of Gyeonbokgung palace and is a great place to get a bit more understanding about the Joseon dynasties - especially if you didn't have guided tour of the palace. Just...  more »
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  • This museum is a must see! Entrance is free and you enter it through the left gate of the palace. The museum highlights the Joseon Dynasty and the items and how they are displayed are extremely impressive! There is also a cafe on the bottom floor and I can recommend the cheesecake!
  • The place we visited on my first day in Seoul. The amount of exhibits is so great that I underestimated the time we will spend there. We were the last people leaving the museum. Great source of information about Korean history but also source of creative inspiration.

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