National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, Seoul

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#20 of 140 in Museums in Seoul
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  • For those foreigners who have studied Korean history from outside of Korea, you will find this museum to be a fantasy view of Koreans as to how they wish contemporary history might have been. Except, ...  more »
  • I would describe it as "Museum that shows how bad Korea played with was looking like it has become so great". The history of corruption of the early years after the war and Korean war come slightly too short (and hence that the Communist North for the first time economically pulled away). One can imagine hard the days of dictatorship and how was life under repression. So, an informative nice Museum visitors, but above all is that the liberal economic policy of the country for the upswing is responsible and Korea is just great.
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  • Used to place in front of Gwanghwamun the Sejong as soon as the Ministry of culture and tourism. Korea's historical data showcase, where you can experience the 3-storey modern exhibition material is impressive.
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  • Free and very cool if you want to learn about what happened the last 100 years in Korea, everything well explained and organised and with some cool pieces. I recommend you to go if you are around, it won't take much time and if you don't like it it doesn't matter because it's free and you can leave whenever you want. They have a replica of the presidential room, at least you should have a photo pretending to be the president
  • Bug museum. So entertaining and you can get to know a lot about the modern history of Korea. I was so happy that they have something like this not just about the old centuries. Political, technological, society part of the development. I highly recommend this place but not for kids! Under 15, it's not a good choice.
  • Great museum with detailed introduction to modern korean history The temporary exhibitions are also good and worth a visit What makes this museum even better is that it is free to enter
  • I learned quite a lot from this museum about Korean's modern history. It's one of the best that I've visited. Make sure to get the audio guide and then you can comfortably dive in. There was quite a lot to see so if you want to take in all the detail then it would take a few hours.
  • A very detailed museum about Korea's history. I enjoyed the museum a lot, the museum being free.
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