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Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • 近光化門站, 對於不太了解韓國歷史的旅客來說, 是個不錯的去處, 館內的許多許置, 文物, 透過年代, 地理, 讓外國人可以近一步了解韓國, 以及首爾城市的演進, 很不錯的景點 
  • The history of Seoul is all here, a really important Museum and managed optimally. Many relics of a distant past but always present.
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  • Incredible miniatures of old and early times of Korea . They also give you an understanding history. Not enough English so a guide is better 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Much better than I expected. Learned so much. Worth a trip or two.
  • This museum is amazing. History and artifacts are wonderfully displayed. Highly recommended if you want a brief (but surprisingly in depth) history of Seoul and Korea.
  • Worth spending 1-2 hours
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