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Bank of Korea Money Museum, Seoul

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A National Historic Site, Bank of Korea Money Museum offers an insight into the national bank’s history and economic role in the country, as well as the world. The splendid 1912 building stands out as one of the most aesthetically pleasing in the area, with its recognizable design resembling the buildings of the French Renaissance. As you enter and walk through the bank's many rooms, you'll learn about the development of the Korean economy and its role on the global financial scene. See a collection of coins ranging from ancient times through to the present day, and find out what they were worth through the centuries. At the end of your visit, you can have a drink in the cafe on the first floor, or buy replica currency from all over the world in the souvenir shop. To visit Bank of Korea Money Museum on your holiday in Seoul, and find out what else Seoul has to offer, use our Seoul travel itinerary planner.
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  • This museum is worth seeing if you are interested in money, economics, and/or history. It is geared towards adults, though some teenagers may enjoy it. I would not recommend this museum for children. ...  more »
  • The Bank of Korea Money Museum is surrounded by places where you have every chance to spend money. There are upscale department stores like Lotte and Shinsegae, the endless array of young people's fas...  more »
  • I was exploring Myeong-dong and came across the Bank of Korea, which is hard to miss considering it's a huge landmark. It has some beautiful architecture on the outside as well as in. To my surprise t...  more »
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  • Takes about 1 hour to have quick view, and guide tour also possible upon request on preset times. You can see the schedule on its website, and may feel find a small but nice place in downtown.
  • A free museum with money from all around the world. Portions of the museum are interactive including putting your face on a bank note, checking to see if your bank notes are counterfeit, and learning games.
  • Good collections of banknotes world wide and history of all currencies, especially korean chinese, japanese. Nice place to visit if you have interest in money! On second floor, we can take our own photo and print out on sample banknotes for 500 won each.
  • Used to be the bank of japan's branch in Seoul. After independence, the Bank of Korea is using this building for it's headquarter. Built by japanese people in earky 1900s. You can see how japanese people apply european building styles to their culture. Also inside of the building is currently used as money museum and it's free.
  • To be honest, there is nothing interesting to see. Better go for a walk along the Han river! This mini-museum is outdated