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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Korea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There are dates of finding on almost all exibits (really, who needs that info???), but usually no dates or periods or era of their creation and too few descriptions of artefacts have english... 
    There are dates of finding on almost all exibits (really, who needs that info???), but usually no dates or periods or era of their creation and too few descriptions of artefacts have english...  more »
  • This is a free museum and really well thought through. It was a threatening rainy day and it did rain on our way to the outdoor garden area, so we cut our walk short. Don't miss the garden walk. What....  more
    This is a free museum and really well thought through. It was a threatening rainy day and it did rain on our way to the outdoor garden area, so we cut our walk short. Don't miss the garden walk. What....  more »
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  • This is an absolutely massive world class museum. Everybody that's visiting Seoul should put time aside to come visit this place. Ichon subway station gets you inside from the station directly. Best part about this museum is that it's FREE, except the special seasonal exhibits. It's also indoors with nice AC, so an ideal place for families during Seoul's crazy hot summer days. At 8 pm they have a really nice free light show at the pagoda. Highly recommend this place, you won't be disappointed.
  • Very nice museum of Korean history. Lovely landscaping and scenic views to be had even before you enter. Inside, the museum itself is of a modernistic architecture and photographic in itself. The exhibitions and exhibits were very informative and I appreciated the English translations. So many amazing things to see. You can easily spend a few hours here wandering around the various floors and exploring the outside as well. They have a children's museum area as well, but we did not go to that area. You can easily get to the Museum by train. Love the Seoul train system, really easy once you've ridden it once or twice.

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