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Seoul Museum of History

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All reviews interesting details small scale joseon dynasty glass floor free entrance entire city korean war worth a visit walk around model development exhibits admission century gwanghamun era palace
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good exhibits about the history of Seoul. It is free unlike museums in Europe and they dont pressure you to make a donation. Worth a visit to understand more about Seoul. Spent about 2 hours here. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeCMelbourne
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The three floors museum represent The Joseon dynasty, it is very interesting for the new visitor to Korea. The museum is free and can be combined with a visit to the Palace.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Izaxi
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

If you have time do visit this very interesting museum that showcases the six centuries of Seoul’s storied past. From its early founding as a strategic capital for the unified Korean kingdom because of the fengshui and laid out in Confucian principles it grew to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank choobengg2017
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a fun museum and I have been here several times. For a first-time visitor, plan on at least 2-3 hours to visit. My favorite part was recent history from the 1920's to the 1990's. There is even a model of a 1980's apartment...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Great place to learn about Korea over the years. Nice historical exhibits and costumes. It was interesting to see the 60s, 70s and 80s also represented. Takes a couple of hours to walk around. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It was raining hard that day, so we decided to take a museum tour and visited many museums, this was our favorite, due to limited time we only spend about 45 minutes, the collections was very well display, from yesteryear long ago and far away,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 30 June 2018

When traveling to Seoul this is a perfect way to get a foundational overview of the cities history. You only need 90 minutes. It's free.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a fine museum with free entrance. Also, a place to get refreshed with fountains, garden and other facilities. There's an outdoor terrace connected to the backyard. It's a good place to rest when you're exhausted after seeing things around.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I wish I'd spent more time here, there was even a school group practicing for an orchestral presentation. And it was FREE! You need to take your time to take it all in. I took an Uber from the Seoul of Museum of Art to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It's not huge museum but it gives an interesting overview of the history of the city and has an interactive massive map of the town. It's free and has a pleasant terrace attached to the coffee shop.

Date of experience: May 2018
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