National Gugak Center, Seoul

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#18 of 89 in Museums in Seoul
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. Take a look at our Seoul day trip tool to schedule your visit to National Gugak Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I went a few times to see the BNP's traditional music. Sold out quickly, but the popular show La venues facilities good and access to Korean children and opportunity. Having a jump for a second artificial grass in the front yard when it comes to playing more good
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  • This is where I visited for a while because of the Seoul Center performances. The caliber was available all over the place by having a walk to traditional music performances and a lot of posters, I would like to visit at least once to watch it with. The front yard is a large banners and lighting is nice, and we also have a large doll dressed in traditional hanbok Korean traditional music, where the impression that strongly and reached the. I thought only difficult to many Korean pamphlet Bonnie Cabinet thought the old luxury non-interpreted performances with modern dance dance ~ Korean dance to modern dance with performances. The price for each stage, but I realize that the empathy is suitable for the 20000 won the stage line Friday as possible performing.
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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 »
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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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