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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National Museum of Korea Reviews
Was able to spend two hours here and wished we could have stayed all day. Not only are the exhibits fascinating, but the building itself is very beautiful. The architecture is modern and sleek, but no... more »
The National Palace Museum was housed in a massive building and was quite impressive as we walked towards it. The opening in the center framed a view of Seoul Tower in the distance. Outside in the spr... more »
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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