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National Palace Museum of Korea

12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
+82 2-3701-7500
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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
+82 2-3701-7500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Palace Museum of Korea is within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was opened in 1992. Many of the exhibits are mainly from the three palaces and date back to the Joseon Dynasty from late 14th century. The palaces are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum three years ago. Then I was impressed by the English speaking guide who walked the two of us around the exhibits and answered our many questions. Besides the regular exhibits, this museum occasionally holds special exhibitions, sometimes with a small charge...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Although it's inside the palace grounds, this museum is completely free and you don't need to visit the palace to see the museum. Considering all the Seoul palaces are bereft of antiquities and treasures, the museum is the only place you can discover what treats...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited the museum after checking out the Gyeongbokgung Palace. There were royal seals on display, a couple of royal cars etc. There were other royal regalia on display. It was alright, since I was there visiting the palace anyway.

Thank AhmadDundee
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited this museum first before entering Gyeongbokgung palace. Entry was free and there were some interesting exhibits. Good for a short visit but history buffs would probably stay longer. Easy to access.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 27 August 2017

What caught my eyes were royal cars displayed in the museum. Otherwise, other museums offer more. It is free, which is a bonus.

Thank CirilB
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the ground of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Very extensive exhibits of over 20,000 royal relics from the Joseon Dynasty. Very detailed information about about the royalty. It covers the Royal symbols and records, ancestral rites, palace architecture, Joseon sciences and the Royal...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This museum perfectly complements the Gyeongbokgung Palace by showcasing many royal artifacts from the 27 kings of the Joseon Dynasty, including a GM car from the early 20th century. Similar to the National Folk Museum nearby, entrance to this museum is also free although its...More

Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Conveniently linked to the subway, this should be your first stop before visiting the palace to gain a better understanding of the history of the place. It is bigger than it looks and has lots of exhibit over 3 floors. We covered less than 2...More

Thank HauGengA
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Admission is free so even if you don't like it, no harm no foul. The museum has some nice objects but nothing really spectacular, but you also get an insight into palace life and the sad short lived life of the Korean Empire. General descriptions...More

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