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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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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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

Thank ncggppz76
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mandy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my opinion, it is a good museum because you will know a lot about Korean culture, how they used to live and traditions. For occidentals it is very interesting to see culture differences, their origin and beginings. It has all the services, a medium...More

Thank DGY86
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So cool!!! I had a great time there. That place is the best way to see historical aspects of Korea, to know more about the lives of Korean old days. I will go back again!

Thank Cam Van N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third visit to the museum and every time I see something new and learn something new every time. Korea has such an amazing culture and history. Set in the grounds of Gyeongbokong Palace, you can visit individually or as part of the...More

Thank Shepherd_Bear1965
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened to walk by this museum while wandering around the Palace area. I am so glad to have stopped by this museum which was well organized and did a great job in outlining the Korean history. Great presentation. Even if you only have an...More

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