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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Korea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Really enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to see and they had some great collections from all over the world. 
    Really enjoyed the museum. There was a lot to see and they had some great collections from all over the world.  more »
  • As beautiful as it's educational. Everything is written in various languages, so no worries if you can't speak Korean! Make sure you know what you can and can't bring in. I had totally forgotten... 
    As beautiful as it's educational. Everything is written in various languages, so no worries if you can't speak Korean! Make sure you know what you can and can't bring in. I had totally forgotten...  more »
  • It's a beautiful place and a wonderful history presented. unfortunate due to construction a lot not visible. but just the clock they have hanging already worth going. Just get some who can translate.....  more
    It's a beautiful place and a wonderful history presented. unfortunate due to construction a lot not visible. but just the clock they have hanging already worth going. Just get some who can translate.....  more »
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  • Fantastic museum that always has wonderful displays. Whenever a new teacher comes to Korea, this is one of the places I bring them to. The pond is pretty and there are plenty of places for great pictures. The artifacts are largely explained in English and Korean, and the rotating exhibits means there's usually something new for me to see and I've been here about 10 times now. If you go, make sure you go see the Buddhist hanging scrolls. Truly awe inspiring.
  • It is free and was more interesting for foreigner then folk museum. But there should be more information in English. There is a perfect shop with souvenirs. Don’t miss the walking around the park. It’s so beautiful!
  • Before I went to Korea, I had tried to read up on Korean history and was overwhelmed and confused by all the information. The Korean national museum managed to present all the important information in a way that it is easy to keep up with it. You can also download an App and listen to the info that is otherwise written on boards throughout the museum. I only visited the first floor but already spent several hours in the museum so you should arrange enough time for your visit. My vaccines were not checked instead I had to call a number to register my visit.
  • Great museum for any expats looking for art, culture, and history. It's three massive floors of Korean and global artifacts, so plan on being there at least 3-4 hours (if you want to be thorough). Most of the information was translated to English, so it felt very accessible.
  • I went to see the exhibition Icons and Identities from the National Portrait Gallery, London, on until 15th August 2021. Interesting selection of portraits in several media, and plenty of English language panels. Very enjoyable. Also the shop is running some London souvenir type articles and Korean translations of British books

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