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National Museum of Korea

Open Now: 09:00 - 21:00
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“ichon station”(30 reviews)
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This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit...more
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
Yongsan / Samgakji / Ichon
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you happen to go to korea and is short on time or want to have a relaxing time be sure not to miss this place. If you need to see old tradition or you want to have a good stroll it covers all of...More

Thank ibrahim f
Reviewed 3 days ago

Realy nice museum which will give you a lot information about Korean art and history up to app. 1910. They have a great app, which you should download before you start your tour

Thank Anders H
Reviewed 6 days ago

the Museum is free which is great for a traveller on a budget! the lay out of the museum is great and easy to follow and the exhibits are fascinating and a great insight into the history of Korea, the art collections and other great...More

Thank FayeLG97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays and beautiful architecture. The water feature outside shows the magnificent setting to its best.

Thank 741lolo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is huge in the middle of Seoul, with its garden extends over the area. Interesting architecture of the museum, wonderful dining experiences at the Korean restaurant, and you can stroll in its amazing garden for a while.

Thank 932sophia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge space. Impressive presentation. Extensive displays of pottery and related artifacts. The permanent displays are free. Special displays have minimal admission fees.

Thank jarijison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Corea suffered wast devastation in up to three wars during the ladt century, there is not that much left to be exhibited, although exhibits are carefully presented in a very modern building.

Thank Hofstaetter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum from the outside in, well set out with stories, photos, artefacts and displays. Great start to those wanting more knowledge about Korea’s ancient past.

Thank Believe_It
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The largest museum in Korea, it contains key artefacts that tell the story of the country. There are also educational and cultural assets here meaning there is something for all.

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this visit, as I was impressed by the view of the museum both inside and outside. Nice and informative and a good outdoor area to take pictures of military hardware like missiles.

Thank Tim W
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You can take Line 4 (Jungang Line) to Ichon station. Get out at exit 2 and walk towards Yongsan family park. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm. It is open for longer on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Sundays it is open up to... More
5 April 2018|
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Response from FernandoTravieso | Reviewed this property |
The museum fee is free for the permanent exhibition, and they only charge for special exhibits.
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28 March 2018|
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Response from Mazmannan | Reviewed this property |
You should take line 4 to get to Ichon station. Then take exit 2 and walk for about 200 metres heading towards the Yongsan Family Park.