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The National Folk Museum of Korea

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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
Jongno-gu
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+82 2-3704-3114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is in the grounds of the gyeongbok palace.you need a guide to explain about it.can take plenty of nice photos.it was very intresting learning about the way of life years ago and how much it has changed.we both enjoyed it.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know but I’m not that impressed with this museum. It presented daily life of Koreans in the past. It has lots of displays but I found it just so so.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alinelunardy
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Best museum. We like the small hut outside the compound. The displays inside the museum were well organised. My 8 years old son found it very interesting. There is a children museum within the same building. My 1 year old son was having great fun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teikhin
Reviewed 10 December 2018

A very nice museum inside and outside with some amazing buildings. There is also a museum only for kids. And the best thing is that this area is free to enter, but do yourself a favor and pay the 3000 wons to visit the temples....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GregoryLussier
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We had a great and detailed introduction about life, culture and history of Korea. For a Korean culture lover like me, this is a great way to appease the thirst for knowledge about the country. I really appreciated how the museum have depicted the evolution...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank phillinerivera7012
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This site is located in the vicinity of so my more places of interest it would seem a pity not to visit so generally I would not want to discourage anyone from visiting or including it in a visit to this area in general. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful interesting museum. Splendid view around. It is situated near Gyeonbokgung Palace. It is necessary to take tour guide there to listen to Korean history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N2718JL_
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

If you visit the Gyeongbukgung Palace be sure to pay a visit to this wonderful museum which is a short walk away. You’ll be able to cover the museum in a couple of hours in a casual stroll. Stop and focus on any particular exhibit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth visiting! Great infrastructure and atmosphere, lots of interesting items, perfect place to learn more about Korean culture & lifestyle!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amk2f
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The museum is free as it is located inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Very informative for those who want to understand the culture and history of Korea. I find it a little bored because the Korean culture is almost similar to the culture for Chinese. Thus,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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