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National Palace Museum of Korea

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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free and right next to the main palace. It is worth seeing because the palace is mostly empty. You can learn a lot about royal customs here including clothing, birth, marriage, etc... There are many displays including 2 rare cars that the...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 9 September 2018

3 stories museum with plenty of artifacts showcasing the history and culture of South Korea from infancy. You don't need a guide to explore this museum as they are well presented and laid for any one to enjoy and be informed/educated of the country's history....More

Thank Rolando Boyet P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were surprised to see that this museum was free to visit. It contains a great deal of Korean history and culture. It also offers free Wifi for visitors and proved a godsend on a scorching day after doing the palaces.

1  Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Since I am a big fans of Korean Drama and also a history lover, visiting this national museum links me. I enjoyed very much. The museum provide a stamp book where you can put a stamp at the exit of each room. Exciting activities for...More

Thank meilynpurba
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Although I have a great appreciation for museums of the world, I did not find this one particularly stunning. In fact, it was quite boring. Sparse highlights included a mural depicting the extent of the original palace grounds, the artifacts in section 5 on the...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It’s free admission to this museum which is next to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. This museum is next to exit 5 of the Gyeongbokgung Station for the L3 subway line. It is best to combine the visit to this museum with a visit to the Gyeongbokgung...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

National Palace Museum of Korea - where artifacts and royal treasures from Joseon Dynasty to Korean Empire were kept. It displays records, paintings, royal clothes, state rites and other stuffs from royal families. It is very fortunate for me to visit this as i have...More

Thank OVeeh H
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Fine museum focused on every aspect of life for Korean royalties, lots of interesting objects all displayed and explained clearly in multiple languages. There’s a lot to see, and many did not make it to the lower floors where there is an amazing self-striking water...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum today. It is located in the compound of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is rest assured much more interesting than the Palace which is essentially a haunt of self seeking selfie takers. The museum is fascinating and looks at the rulers of the...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is another heaven for history lovers! The museum can be found inside the compound of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and does not charge admission fee. It is a huge place with various galleries that offer a clear glimpse of the past of South Korea. Displays...More

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