National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. Put National Museum of Korea into our Seoul trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum traces the lives of the Koreans. The rooms are large, this allows to approach near the windows. Do;
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  • Great Museum! Go with quite some time. It has a large collection of antiquities from the country. In addition to the large building, the outdoor park also deserves a mention.
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  • If you are into Culture and Heritage it is ok. The visit can be combined with a visit to the palaces in the area.  more »
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  • The National Museum of Korea, like the Korean War Memorial, is a museum so vast and informative that it could take more than several days to peruse even if reading only the English descriptions and taking a few photos. The first floor provides the history of the country, the second floor written and painted works, and the third floor sculptures and related artifacts. In terms of layout, cleanliness, design, and comprehensiveness, this museum holds it's own as one of the world's top national history museums.
  • Absolutely massive museum that has no entrance fee. Excellent way to learn more about Korean culture. If you want to see all of the exhibits, prepare to stay at least a full day here.
  • Really cool place. Pretty large building 3 or 4 floors of exhibits. Also had beautiful outdoor grounds. A big lake, park, flowers and trails. Might take a full day or two days to see everything.
  • Very interesting and a lot of English explanations. Especially, they have a free small guide with the main pieces of each floor so that you can see the museum's highlights without spending a whole day there. The park around it is also beautiful and the museum's architecture is spectacular.
  • There is no entrance fee and at certain hours the museum offers guided tours in english free of charge. The museum is very big, full of interesting things. I bought some small souvenirs and post cards there and also had lunch at the museum's restaurant where they offer a variety of different dishes.
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