We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Seoul Museum of History

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Book In Advance
All photos (266)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2-1, Sinmunno2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-724-0114
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Seoul Museum of History
from USD 47.00
More Info
from USD 75.00
More Info
from USD 59.00
More Info
from USD 80.00
More Info
Reviews (292)
Filter reviews
117 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews interesting details joseon dynasty glass floor entire city free entrance korean war great place to learn worth a visit walk around model development exhibits admission century era palace gyeongbok
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 117 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to learn about history of Korea. The layout of museum is very well organized. However, staff need to be more conversant in English.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KingRomeo
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Good exhibits about the history of Seoul. It is free unlike museums in Europe and they dont pressure you to make a donation. Worth a visit to understand more about Seoul. Spent about 2 hours here. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeCMelbourne
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The three floors museum represent The Joseon dynasty, it is very interesting for the new visitor to Korea. The museum is free and can be combined with a visit to the Palace.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Izaxi
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

If you have time do visit this very interesting museum that showcases the six centuries of Seoul’s storied past. From its early founding as a strategic capital for the unified Korean kingdom because of the fengshui and laid out in Confucian principles it grew to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank choobengg2017
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a fun museum and I have been here several times. For a first-time visitor, plan on at least 2-3 hours to visit. My favorite part was recent history from the 1920's to the 1990's. There is even a model of a 1980's apartment...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Great place to learn about Korea over the years. Nice historical exhibits and costumes. It was interesting to see the 60s, 70s and 80s also represented. Takes a couple of hours to walk around. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It was raining hard that day, so we decided to take a museum tour and visited many museums, this was our favorite, due to limited time we only spend about 45 minutes, the collections was very well display, from yesteryear long ago and far away,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 30 June 2018

When traveling to Seoul this is a perfect way to get a foundational overview of the cities history. You only need 90 minutes. It's free.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shannon F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a fine museum with free entrance. Also, a place to get refreshed with fountains, garden and other facilities. There's an outdoor terrace connected to the backyard. It's a good place to rest when you're exhausted after seeing things around.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I wish I'd spent more time here, there was even a school group practicing for an orchestral presentation. And it was FREE! You need to take your time to take it all in. I took an Uber from the Seoul of Museum of Art to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elyse B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 610 nearby hotels
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
1,425 reviews
.43 km away
Koreana Hotel
785 reviews
.61 km away
Hotel Atrium Vabien II
262 reviews
.63 km away
Shilla Stay Seodaemun
371 reviews
.67 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124,909 nearby restaurants
117 Park
11 reviews
.13 km away
Mountain Chae Hyang
5 reviews
.17 km away
Namuga Itneunjip
6 reviews
.17 km away
Tree Full House
6 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,964 nearby attractions
Statue of Sejong the Great
450 reviews
.63 km away
Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin
263 reviews
.57 km away
Jeongdong Theater
65 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Seoul Museum of History staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines