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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

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Itaewon
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Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
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Best museum in Korea ~ hands down

Really solid special and permanent exhibits. Impressive. Free day pass for foreigners today (fill out a survey for free admission ~ drop off the survey on your way out) Museums... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really solid special and permanent exhibits. Impressive. Free day pass for foreigners today (fill out a survey for free admission ~ drop off the survey on your way out) Museums here can be big and underwhelming- not the case at Leeum. Global collection/ staff is friendly/near the Grand Hyatt hotel

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Metro line 6 - Stn Hangangjin, exit 1. Walk straight out from the exit and soon you will see signs for the museum. It is about 300m total. Currently they have a special exhibition by Olafur Eliasson called "The Parliament of Possibilities". I am not normally a modern art lover, but the wife dragged me in and I love it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very surprised by this museum. We went there not expecting much, but was blown away by by the high standard, both content wise as well as location/architecture. Also being a huge fan of Anish Kapoor is was very pleased by the courtyard. Great shop as well! Highly recommended!

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is roughly divided in 3 parts, Korean artefacts, Modern art and the Special exhibits. It all gels together quite well and will take you a good few hours all together, but well worth the time. Love it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, to get to this museum you begin by exiting at Hanganjin station through exit 1 if I remember correctly. Once above ground, you walk about 5 - 10mins before you make a right turn UPHILL... I emphasize uphill because the walk up is pretty steep so be prepared. Once you reach the museum you will see sculptures... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon viewing the traditional and modern art collections at this museum last fall. It was an inspiring place that I plan to return to later to see more. There are many interesting sculpture installations both inside and out of the museum. There are 2 main buildings, one for traditional/historic artworks and another for contemporary art. Lockers are... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting world-class exhibitions in a clean and well-maintained venue. While Seoul doesn't lack for decent galleries, Leeum stands out as one of the better ones. Its location and size are also a plus as some of the better ones are located further North across the river. Highly recommend at least one visit if you are an art lover (of course... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Leeum Museum last week. For 8000 won you get a ticket for the day to see the historical section, the modern art gallery as well as any special presentation that day. It is best to pay for the electronic guides in required language to detail the individual works. The historical museum provided me with an introduction... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a taxi to the museum. The buildings are impressive and very modern inside and out. The main collections include both traditional and modern art. Mostly korean but we also saw some of our favourites like giacometti and rothko. The lighting on the works really adds another flare which I really liked. There isn't a lot of descriptions by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

From architectural design to quality materials in construction, the building alone is worth a visit. But obviously, the collection is marvelous and the way they exhibit the works is also contemporary and appropriate, appealing to the eye. It's a bit of a taxi ride from city center. Highly recommended.

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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