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National Gugak Center, Seoul

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#18 of 89 in Museums in Seoul
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Absorb the preserved history of the country's traditional music and dance culture at National Gugak Center. The center was built in 1950 and now stands as one of four such facilities across the country, thanks to a growing demand for classes, and steadily increasing attendance. The word "Gugak" is an umbrella-term, covering all types of antiquated Korean music, and as a visitor, you'll have the opportunity to take in an informative introduction to the subject through varied song and dance performances, held every Saturday at around 3 pm. Consult the center's website for weekly listings. Work out when and for how long to visit National Gugak Center and other Seoul attractions using our handy Seoul vacation generator.
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  • Its my first day in seoul and national gugak center is the first place i visited. An educational and quiet place. The museum showcased the korean traditional musical instruments. I regretted not booki...  more »
  • The progress of the National Center for Korean traditional performing in the House of Commons-the cloud forest-San-clouds green forest Seoul National traditional music in the House of representatives were able to see a rare opportunity. -Sound of life and death in space seemed to be touching the ground stake. Next, I would like to see the show go to progress.
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  • If you want to learn about Korean traditional music, this place is dedicated
  • If you like to experience Korean traditional music and/or learn Korean traditional instruments, National Gugak Center is the place.
  • Small but informative museum of traditional Korean music
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  • You could enjoy a full-scale Gagaku rarely hear.
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