National Museum of Korea

National Museum of Korea, Seoul: Hours, Address, National Museum of Korea Reviews: 4.5/5

National Museum of Korea
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
This is the largest museum in Korea with over 220,000 objects in its collection. It has six permanent exhibition galleries such as Historical Gallery and Fine Arts Gallery. It also has special exhibition halls, a children's museum, outdoor exhibit areas, restaurants, cafes, shops and other amenities. *Admission: Free to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum(changeable after 2010)*Hours: Tue/Thu/Fri: 9am-6pm, Wed/Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun/holidays: 9am-7pm, closed Mon & January 1st
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Nlw91
Killeen, TX29 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to see and they had some great collections from all over the world.
Written 16 April 2021
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Tamara
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
Jan. 2020
As beautiful as it's educational. Everything is written in various languages, so no worries if you can't speak Korean!

Make sure you know what you can and can't bring in. I had totally forgotten that my keychain is a Swiss army knife. They have lockers, but when the museum is packed it's pretty hard to find one.
Written 4 December 2020
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mbouland
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Nov. 2020
It's a beautiful place and a wonderful history presented. unfortunate due to construction a lot not visible. but just the clock they have hanging already worth going. Just get some who can translate for you the Korean as the English translation is not correct ;)
Written 9 November 2020
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Chris Ruggaluffagus
Yorktown, VA268 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Solo
The National Museum in Korea is a great place to hang out and learn about Korean history and culture. It offers a great escape from the weather and its FREE!!!

Your visit can take 2-4 hours depending on how much you stop and read. Great English translations help foreigners enjoy the experience.

Things to know: they only allow a limited # inside due to COVID. During off peak times, there is no wait, but there may be a queue doing tourist season. Trying making ticket reservations early, you may have better luck than me navigating the website.

Small cafe with drinks and snacks are located on the bottom floor next to the big gift shop. Wear good shoes.
Written 9 November 2020
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Peter Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2 contributions
Dec. 2019
This is a breathtaking museum. I have a passion for Asian art and this place is perfect for me to dive in the rich Asian culture
Written 26 October 2020
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Thomas M
Des Moines, IA223 contributions
Dec. 2019
This comprehensive museum is massive and well organized. I really appreciated the replicas of certain pieces that persons who are blind or low vision and feel and "see". Thoughtfully arranged and maintained museum, which may need two visits to take in.
Written 6 July 2020
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Cie S
61 contributions
Jan. 2020
Definitely visit if you have time. Great war relics and photo ops, especially outside. Or do what we did and pick a tour that ends there with enough time to see it.
Written 6 May 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Apr. 2019
Room after room after room of displays, both beautiful art and functional items. As you see each room, you are transported through Korea's history and advancements. The building and the displays are well constructed and informative. Highly recommended.
Written 30 March 2020
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Annette F
Miami603 contributions
Feb. 2020
It's easy to understand why this museum is one of the top visited museums in the world. The exhibits immerse visitors into the arts of the entire history of this country. Additional exhibits show the arts of the rest of Asia. These exhibits are newly installed and are very engaging. The gift shop is one of the best places to buy good quality gifts for friends or yourself. A variety of restaurants and coffee shops are also found on site.
Written 23 February 2020
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TravelerTrecker
Houston659 contributions
Sep. 2019
This museum is fantastic! I was very impressed by how rich and well-organized the museum is! The staff is wonderful! There are some robots that guide you and explain some of the most important treasures! The pieces are well-labelled. The museum is very well-curated. There are many highlights including the large pagoda in the first floor, the Sila jewellery, the pictorial work of the old tombs, the Buddha sculptures, the celadon, the porcelain, everything!
The museum is free and it opens for long hours! We arrived in the afternoon. We stayed there for only 2 hours. The museum deserves at least half-day. I have to go back! We also walked around the museum. It has a sculpture garden and a beautiful lake with a pagoda. The museum architecture is just special. Of interest, to see the sunset through the building is a memorable experience!
There were very few visitors. It is a relaxing museum!

It is very easy to find. You take the metro and walk a few meters from the station. The hallway that connects the metro with the museum is very interesting!
Written 16 February 2020
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National Museum of Korea is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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