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Seoul Museum of History

2-1, Sinmunno2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-724-0114
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2-1, Sinmunno2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Seodaemun
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+82 2-724-0114
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"city model"
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"free admission"
in 6 reviews
"interesting details"
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"glass floor"
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"small scale"
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"koreans love"
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"korean war"
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"entire city"
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"audio guide"
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"subway line"
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"few hours"
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"walk around"
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"development"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank CarSteHolden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Shannon F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Elyse B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

It's not huge museum but it gives an interesting overview of the history of the city and has an interactive massive map of the town. It's free and has a pleasant terrace attached to the coffee shop.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This museum is located in a walking range from the subway. The arrangement of the permanent exhibition is well-organized. This allowed me to know better about Seoul in a limited time. Friendly for non Korean speakers.

Thank Patt P
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I'm not a city museum type of person but I do have a bit of time before heading out to the airport therefore came for a visit, the best part of it is that this museum is free admission at all times and it's just...More

Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The Seoul Museum of History isa great place to find out interesting details about Seoul’s history. Well worth a visit and it's free!

Thank Cristiana B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Another well designed Seoul museum located in the contemporary building. Well thought-out and well put together exhibition, as in many other museums in Seoul that I visited. The main message is a story of the transformation of Seoul from a small fishermen village to the...More

Thank VladMI
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Nearby
Seodaemun
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
...More
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