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The National Folk Museum of Korea

37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
+82 2-3704-3114
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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
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"korean culture"
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"gyeongbokgung palace"
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"daily life"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s free admission to this museum but it is within the site of Gyeongbokgung Palace and you need to pay to visit the Palace. This museum presents Korean life during the Josean period from 1392 to 1910. The museum is well organized with displays in...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent half of the day in the museum and it was really interesting to see all Korea cultures. Nice and well-cared also good for all age to see.

Thank Kanokmanee K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage sister and I enjoy museums so we decided to try out The National Folk Museum on a whim. And pleasantly enough, we enjoyed it a lot more than we thought we would. There's a lot of interesting culture and folk history explained here...More

1  Thank eugenia27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this museum and especially the recreation of historical street. There are also interesting exhibitions in the museum itself. It is free for the palace visitors.

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful museum. i learned some interesting facts in the exhibits. You don't need a tour guide to go and if you have your ticket from the Palace then its free to get in.

Thank SPWH2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a MUST for giving any visitors to Korea a grounding in Ancient Korean History . The displays of Joseong period costumes and artifacts Show how Korea must have attained a kind of Esthetic perfection pre 1915 .. I think that this country has...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place with a lot of history about South Korea, the entry is free for the palace visitors. The architecture and backdrop is beautiful for photos as well.

1  Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

A good overview of the history as well as some very nice displays. Not overly crowded despite being free!

2  Thank Peter_Bomberg
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Very well presented and managed establishment that is built under an amazing Korean traditional structure with granite to die for. The museum houses several displays, art works and a fantastic history of the folk law of Korea. Fabulous gardens - stunning in Spring - make...More

1  Thank Mandy L
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This museum is located behind the Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds and admission is free. The exhibits are both outside and inside. Outside are some shrines, statues and small buildings in a very serene setting. Inside is a history of the Korean peninsula from the stone age...More

Thank MarcusHurley
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