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Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

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History Museum
Seoul Museum of History tells the story of the South Korean capital from prehistoric to modern times. Browse through an impressive collection of artifacts, porcelain pieces, historical photographs, imperial clothes, calligraphy, large models of traditional urban settlements, and colorful human-size mannequins. This very informative museum focuses on the Joseon dynasty and its modernization efforts, giving you an appreciation of the city's heritage and future direction. Visit the courtyard to see an old restored tramcar and various stone sculptures. With an interactive education room for children and a shop with a wide range of Seoul memorabilia, the place is suitable for family visits. Add Seoul Museum of History to your Seoul travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Seoul vacation generator.
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  • One of the best museums in Seoul. The history and development of the city describes very impressively great exhibits. You should actually start and then visit the other museums and temples of the city. The city's landmark model is very impressive. Overall the Museum has a great atmosphere, to free admission, tempered well in the summer, Museum shop and Café, everything the heart of visitors. You couldn't print is also a beautiful A4 stamped of an historic urban plan of Seoul.
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  • Go through the door for in Gwanghwamun, this museum is a great place for a picnic in the spring. in full bloom and cherry blossom variety is also behind the hustle and bustle of this once quiet inside the Museum at the front door and David recommend
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  • During their stay in Seoul went to the Seoul Museum of history. It is a five minutes walk from Gwanghwamun station, subway line 5. It is a 2 second visit. On-site releases free of charge, with the Japan language guides. You can learn during the Joseon Dynasty from the colonial era, high economic growth with modern history. At most Korea dramas come during the Joseon Dynasty coming exhibits and King costumes were attractive.
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  • The museum is free of charge and gives a nice overview of Seoul's history. I especially liked the modern history. Make you check temporary exhibitions. I was lucky to see the exhibition of photos from French photographer. In my opinion he has a peculiar point of view about the modern changes in Seoul.
  • Very glad we checked out this museum while in Seoul. Great history of the country, plus some extra exhibits.
  • Really liked this museum, seems to be one of the more overlooked museums. But it gives a real insight into the history of Seoul and acts as a microcosm for the rest of South Korea. Plus the scale model of Seoul is awesome.
  • First the address is: 55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea ‎according to google earth. The address posted is to Seoul Station which is south of the Museum. Enjoyed the way the culture and history was captured specifically for Seoul from the onset of the Joseon Dynasty to the now spectacular metropolitan city.
  • You can see an amazing hostorical tour within this building. If you are into urban planning, they have a model of Seoul City urban planning. Nice place, worth a visit.