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Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

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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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  • You can enjoy quite free of charge. Not very carefully learn the history of Seoul city and so tirelessly, just right. Good to go so far from the train station by bus.
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  • Really nice place, admission is free, audio guide is free (you gotta bring an id for it), even water is free. It has 4 permanent exhibitions in which you get to see the evolution of corea, so if you l...  more »
  • One of the interesting exhibitions is to view Seoul city model from the transparent glass walkway. There is an animated introduction on Seoul's history too which is also fun to watch. Artifacts from U...  more »
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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.