National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is free to enter.  I am guessing most people will go to Gyeongbokgung Palace.  The museum is linked to the palace from the back.  I would definitely recommend going after visiting the palace... 
    This is free to enter.  I am guessing most people will go to Gyeongbokgung Palace.  The museum is linked to the palace from the back.  I would definitely recommend going after visiting the palace...  more »
  • We visited this museum after visiting one of the palaces. It is clean, well laid out, and had enough English to make us feel we really understood what we were looking at. 
    We visited this museum after visiting one of the palaces. It is clean, well laid out, and had enough English to make us feel we really understood what we were looking at.  more »
  • Learn more about the history of Korean by visiting this museum. Beautiful architecture outside and informative content inside the museum. Visit early as the museum closes in late afternoon. 
    Learn more about the history of Korean by visiting this museum. Beautiful architecture outside and informative content inside the museum. Visit early as the museum closes in late afternoon.  more »
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  • The National Folk Museum of Korea is probably the best place in Korea (not just Seoul) for visitors, expats, and Korean citizens to explore & learn about the foundations of Korean traditional culture. With its exhibit halls, media resources, performance auditorium, and highly experienced staff, regular folks and scholars alike can develop/enhance their understandings. There are even activities for children on weekends & holidays. I've been to the NFMK more than 40 times in the last 20 years... and I'd highly recommend it to everyone who want to learn about the deeply-rooted foundations of Korean traditional culture. Have fun! (^,^)
  • Great place to learn about Korean ways of life and cultural heritage. I saw just two exhibits on my first visit (one permanent, one temporary) and really enjoyed both. You can reach the museum via the gate on the eastern side of the palace. (You don't need to pay palace admission.)
  • This is one of the most interactive museums I've been to. A use or modern technology to illustrate life back in the days. Admission is free as of 5 June 2022 and may change later.
  • Very nice exhibitions showing Korean history. Even though I'm not much of a museum-type guy I really enjoyed the time spent there. Entrance for free... highly recommend to stop by when visiting nearby Gyeongbokgung Palace.
  • It's small but very fun. You can enter through Gyeongbokgung, but there is also its own gate. Admission is free but to enjoy the exhibition during the pandemics, you need to make a online reservation. Unfortunately, the reservation services is currently only available in Korean. But it's not that difficult to make a reservation.

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