National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Explore over 500 years of Korean history at National Palace Museum of Korea. Established in 1908, the museum as undergone various changes in name and location over the years, but its focus has remained the same. Harboring over 40,000 artifacts and royal treasures, the museum highlights the Joseon dynasty and the Korean Empire's contribution to the country's art and culture. As well as the displays of scrolls, revealing artworks, and other relics, the museum offers a coffee shop and gift shop. To visit National Palace Museum of Korea on your holiday in Seoul, and find out what else Seoul has to offer, use our Seoul trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Visited this museum today. It is located in the compound of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is rest assured much more interesting than the Palace which is essentially a haunt of self seeking selfie taker...  more »
  • This place is another heaven for history lovers! The museum can be found inside the compound of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and does not charge admission fee. It is a huge place with various galleries that ...  more »
  • We thought we might as well look around here whilst visiting the palace and were happy we did. It’s a small museum but full of lovely things, the staff are so friendly there and seemed happy we had vi...  more »
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  • The exhibits provide a good brief history lesson as well as large amount of items on display. My favourite is the Joegui robe and the Folding Screen which you might have seen elsewhere but had no idea what it represented until you visited the museum. Photography are not allowed in the hall so beware.
  • One of the many palaces that you can visit when in Korea. You can rent hanboks before exploring the place too. For cultural buffs, it's a must and should visit the cafe too for its snacks and tea or buying souvenirs as keepsake.
  • The trip was ok. There were not many antique royal items to see, but is definitely a historic site worth paying a visit.
  • This Place is Big so many things you can learn and free! thats important
  • Awesome free little museum by the palace. Remember there is another free museum included in the palace as well.

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