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Bank of Korea Museum

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A Change of Pace

The Bank of Korea Money Museum is surrounded by places where you have every chance to spend money... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Moonee Ponds, Australia
Cool looking building in Myeongdong and many cool exhibits

We had been to Myongdong quite frequently on our 12 day visit to South Korea and each time I had... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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39, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04531, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
+82 2-759-4881
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I definitely have an obsession with bank notes/coins, but this free museum was really cool! Displayed all the Korean bank notes through the years, discussed the importance of the Bank of Korea in regards to inflation/interest rates, and did a whole bunch about the life...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Bank of Korea Money Museum is a great place to spend the time with the children. They will love the interactive things that they can do. It was opened as a celebration to mark 50 years of the foundation of the bank of Korea....More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is worth seeing if you are interested in money, economics, and/or history. It is geared towards adults, though some teenagers may enjoy it. I would not recommend this museum for children. I would recommend renting the audio tour headset to get more out...More

Thank SMLove226
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Bank of Korea Money Museum is surrounded by places where you have every chance to spend money. There are upscale department stores like Lotte and Shinsegae, the endless array of young people's fashion stores in Myeongdong, and the Namdaemum Market across the road. It...More

1  Thank Lolita16
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was exploring Myeong-dong and came across the Bank of Korea, which is hard to miss considering it's a huge landmark. It has some beautiful architecture on the outside as well as in. To my surprise they have a free museum dedicated to currency, which...More

Thank Faffin00dle
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I came expecting to stay 20 minutes and ended up staying 2 hours. There are two floors to this museum. The outer part of the bottom floor has an outline of the bank's history, the Bank of Korea's role in the national and global economy,...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had been to Myongdong quite frequently on our 12 day visit to South Korea and each time I had admired this building. I went underground to cross the street and found out it was the Bank of Korea Museum. I was told by an...More

1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was walking around Myeodong; the Bank of Korea is just opposit to the Shinsegae Department Store. The building itself was grand and elegant.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

The museum located in the heart of the city, provides a comprehensive dynamics of economic policies and activities. It also have a simple walk-through of how the origin of currency and security features to fight counterfeiting.

Thank KK-Yeo
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A nice museum to visit with children. It explains about money and finance. The free entrance fee makes it a great choice if you have an hour or so of extra time.

Thank Gonie A
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I would like to know why the Bank of Korea Museum does not have more helpful information, or displays, concerning the importantly formative 20-year period (1962-1982) for the South Korean Mint (Komsco), and especially, the country's development in coin design and production. It might be interesting for visitors to know WHO designed South Korea's coins, and more about these people (i.e., Kang Bak, Jo Byeong-soo, Oh Dong-hwan). This period of time was when South Korea first minted its first series of coins (1966), and had a massive expansion in the numbers of coins minted at the Dongae Coin Mint (near Busan) in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Komsco also embarked on foreign coin contracts, making millions of Taiwanese 1 Yuan coins in 1973. One of Komsco's major accomplishments was the opening of the Gyeongsan Coin Mint in 1975, making the very first completely Korean-designed and made coin, the 30th Anniversary of Liberation Commemorative 100 Won. I have written some historical article on this period of South Korean numismatics online: Google "Circulation Coins of the Republic of Korea" and you can see my main article at the top of the search results. My other articles are linked at the top of that webpage. Thanks for your time.
11 July 2015|
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Response from boolbada | Reviewed this property |
This might be better directed to the curatorial and governing staff of the museum. As a mere visitor, a foreigner at that, the museum does not consult me when deciding what to display and in what depth to display it. Sorry... More