National Museum of Korea, Seoul

4.5
National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. Put National Museum of Korea into our Seoul trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My wife and I spent a lovely afternoon browsing through both the paid exhibitions ("The Etruscans-Rising to Rome" and "Through the Eyes of Joseon Painters") and the first couple of floors of their fre...  more »
  • The national museum is a must-visit when you are in a country. This is big so you need about 2 or 3 hours to discover.  more »
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  • This is a world class museum focusing on Korean art and it's influences. I loved the porcelains, Buddha statues, and tomb murals. The building and facilities were beautiful with several gift shops, snack bars, and plenty of spots to rest. Plan on at least 3 hours to see it all quickly. There's also an app in English to describe the best exhibits in more detail than the placards on the pieces...and entrance to the museum is free!
  • Great place to spend a day esp if you want to give an education to your kids in human evolution and Korea history. The place is one of the best community places I have seen and love the fact that it's geared to have locals as much as visitors. You can also find cultural festivals and performances happening in the special exhibition area
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