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The National Folk Museum of Korea

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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
+82 2-3704-3114
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

The displays show the history of the Korean people thoroughly. It is interesting to browse through the many displays however it may get repetitive after a while. For those who don't like walking, this museum may be a bad choice however it doesn't involve too...More

6  Thank DarkLeviathan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately my visiting to there was Tuesday, turned out it is closed in Tuesdays only. Please consider this when you visit. I cannot get back again for now but it looks really interesting. Cheers

2  Thank Zizo B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful interesting museum. Splendid view around. It is situated near Gyeonbokgung Palace. It is necessary to take tour guide there to listen to Korean history.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you visit the Gyeongbukgung Palace be sure to pay a visit to this wonderful museum which is a short walk away. You’ll be able to cover the museum in a couple of hours in a casual stroll. Stop and focus on any particular exhibit...More

5  Thank 179stevent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is definitely worth visiting! Great infrastructure and atmosphere, lots of interesting items, perfect place to learn more about Korean culture & lifestyle!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is free as it is located inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Very informative for those who want to understand the culture and history of Korea. I find it a little bored because the Korean culture is almost similar to the culture for Chinese. Thus,...More

Thank ashleychoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the Gyeongbokgung palace grounds you can go back and forth between the two with your palace admission ticket. The exhibits were interesting, featuring this like the origin and types of kimchi, traditional houses with furnished rooms that you could, with shoes off, walk...More

Thank marion f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace and it was raining so I detoured into here. I was very glad I did because it was a lovely museum, English translations for most of the exhibit labels and signs. I really enjoyed the special exhibit about the...More

Thank andrab570
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Folk museum of Korea is free. There is an inside and outside component. I favored the outside portion the most. The inside has an exhibition of history of everyday culture, of major life events, artifacts and special exhibitions featuring galleries to educate you...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun fact: This museum is built in modern days. Although for ordinary people, this museum may blend in with Gyongbuk Palace. But for historians, the style of this building do not follow traits of traditional Korean palaces. Rather, it is more of a Buddhism-style building....More

Thank TravelingLia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check this place out preferably on a warm day when its not raining. A lot of walking and out door things but again someplace that is must see in Korea.

Thank Jasev01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The folk museum is a charming and information- laden introduction to Korea in past times. It greatly helps your understanding and appreciation of Korea.

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