Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

4.5
#10 of 169 in Museums in Seoul
Seoul Museum of History tells the story of the South Korean capital from prehistoric to modern times. Browse through an impressive collection of artifacts, porcelain pieces, historical photographs, imperial clothes, calligraphy, large models of traditional urban settlements, and colorful human-size mannequins. This very informative museum focuses on the Joseon dynasty and its modernization efforts, giving you an appreciation of the city's heritage and future direction. Visit the courtyard to see an old restored tramcar and various stone sculptures. With an interactive education room for children and a shop with a wide range of Seoul memorabilia, the place is suitable for family visits. Use our Seoul trip planner to add Seoul Museum of History and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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  • It has a lot of information but it is kind of boring. The audio guides didn't work properly and there are no numbers to indicate what you are seeing. So you are stuck walking around looking at...  more »
  • I visited this museum with my wife, who grew up in Seoul, and my teenage daughters. The main museum is a large but manageable single floor. The museum is worth a 1 to 2 hour visit. Seoul's history...  more »
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  • Nice museum covering the history of Seoul. It's free (and has AC if your looking to escape a hot and/or humid day). Wish there was more information in English. The main room descriptions are in English, but most of the actual items are not. The Seoul city model is amazing!
  • Very nice museum. It is free and has plenty of English information on the displays (we have been to some others that did not). We spent about 4 hours here. We do read pretty much every display though sooooo. You could probably stroll through in an hour or two if you just want to skim it. We also ate at the restaurant in the museum. A Korean woman had to help us order from the machine because they didn't have pictures, but it was super yummy and inexpensive! I would definitely recommend 👍

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