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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
+82 2-2014-6900
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747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
Itaewon
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"audio guide"
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"jean nouvel"
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"great collection"
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"anish kapoor"
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"permanent collection"
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"special exhibit"
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"olafur eliasson"
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"three buildings"
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"andy warhol"
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"francis bacon"
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"private collection"
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"on display"
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"day pass"
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"worth a visit"
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"closed on mondays"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend getting the audio headset which is very inexpensive compared to other museums and adds a lot more context to the tight descriptions on display. Good variety in the collection with a bit over balance on pottery and ceramics. The structure itself is...More

Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this museum and were surprises. For the beginning , the architectuur of the building is wunderfull. There are 2 musea inside and sometime even a third exposition. We liked the modern museum as most. The fee is 10.000 won. Are you older dan...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

very well curated with explanation in English, great exhibits (dont miss the shipwreck rooms): a must when in Seoul

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

It has an interesting outdoor art piece comprising metal balls and an interesting internal staircase. There are numerous art pieces on display with some impressive ones. There is a fairly long walk (up a slope) from the nearest metro station; a surprise is a huge...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Good traditional korean art. But I prefer the part of Contemporary Art. Interesting and fun! Should go once. Remark : No photo inside

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

In the middle of bustling Itaewon, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art carves out a quiet respite from the city. There are a few large outdoor modern sculptures that you can photograph. These are also the only works in the museum that you're allowed to...More

Thank carolinelD3309MO
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Well designed building housing some national treasures(porcelain) as well as some fabulous modern art. The central staircase reminds one of the Guggenheim in New York, the art is very well dispersed allowing one plenty of time to move for new views without being hindered by...More

Thank Floyd W
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Nicely organized, not big, good for a 2hr visit. Not very crowded. Within walking distance to the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Thank tucburg
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Leeum is a beautiful exhibition space where modern and contemporary art meets. It is home to leading works of Korean art from as early as  1910 and onwards, along with important examples of international art since 1945. The international art collection is impressive. The extensive...More

Thank Doreen D
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

if you are taking the train, the nearest station is through the Itaewon station. Then another 10-15minutes walk through the main road and up a hill to where the museum is conveniently located. Very easy to find since there are signs and you can always...More

Thank Gilryan N
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