National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

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#15 of 89 in Museums in Seoul
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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  • I visited this museum three years ago. Then I was impressed by the English speaking guide who walked the two of us around the exhibits and answered our many questions. Besides the regular exhibits, th...  more »
  • The Museum outside the Gyeongbokgung Palace Station, soon. Very impressive. More readable history of Joseon Dynasty and are interested in inquiring. What you wear, eat, events, went to look carefully. Reading machine translation-available for hire throughout Korea, peace of mind. Is the Museum were there over an hour and a half to spend more time, you want to see. He likes Korea drama especially enjoy.
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  • The second visit to the National Palace Museum, although with 10-years-old children, but the museum collection does not make people feel bored, but to arouse the interest of children, can understand the ancient Korean royal Pot, there are a lot of Chinese calligraphy method ... The hotel is really worth a few hours of good browsing, after reading it can also go to the door of the café to eat, the whole atmosphere to calm people down.
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  • You can find many relics here. This museum is very spacious indeed. Even the official seals for few hundred years can be seen complete with animal characters on it. Most exhibits are very well maintained.
  • Actually i love all museum in Korea. They are very informative... worth the effort 😍
  • Very informative museum. Free entry and $1 for audio tour (recommend for foreigners).
  • Little explanatory information (in English) to get context for the various exhibits. Displays are perfunctory and shallow.
  • Lot of neat item to see. I definitely recommend waiting for the water clock to do a full action.

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