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National Museum of Korea: Tours & Tickets

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“ichon station”(34 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04383, South Korea
+82 2-2077-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is quite big and have many interesting exhibitions. Recommended for a family trip or for a rainy day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank acm988
Reviewed yesterday

A great place for museum lovers or those with a genuine interest in Korean history. The museum is housed in an imposing building surrounded by beautiful grounds. Entry is free to the permanent exhibitions. We were fortunate to arrive on a day where there was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Herb888
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4-5 hours here on a rainy day on my most recent trip to Seoul and still did not cover the entire museum. It's a beautiful space and highly recommend spending a half day (or more if you can) exploring. The grounds around the museum...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank divergirl414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum and best of all it's free! Extensive Asian collection. They even have little robots for help if needed. Worth a day no matter the weather!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jbloodworth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressive building with a wonderful and accessible collection. Could spend a few hours or days there!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank peter102110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organized, nice exhibition in a vibrant building. It is not ovecrowded even on a rainy day. Free entry is a plus.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 376v_clavv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to access from metro line 4 (Ichon station exit 2) or bus (#502 or #400) this museum is well worth the visit. General entry is free (M/Tu/Th/F 1000-1800, Wed/Sat 1000-2100, Sun/Holidays 1000-1900 - closed Jan 1, Seollal, and Chuseok) and they offer guided tours...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dawns04966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm truly surprised by the number of museums and galleries in Seoul. The National Museum of Korea is a gem and a must see. The building is large an spacious with exhibited being well laid out. I've only managed to see less than 30% before...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank whitehorsetaichi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed more time to take in all the history and artifacts this museum has to offer. We were not given long enough to take it all in, but learned a lot in the time we had.Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hellp842
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could probably spend an entire day here, if not more! This is one of the biggest museums I've ever visited, but it's beautiful. It's very well curated as well. Keep in mind that unless Korean and Asian history is something of interest to you,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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30 August 2019|
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Response from Etoile48 | Reviewed this property |
The subway takes you very near. I can’t remember the name of the stop but the museum website should tell you.
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.