Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

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#11 of 140 in Museums in Seoul
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. Use our Seoul trip planner to add Seoul Museum of History and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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  • More dislikes exhibits was fantastic and was a great way to learn about the history of Seoul Korea. Most posters in English, Korean and Japanese, I think in Chinese. Photos of Seoul, past and present already.
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  • Was so close to Koreana hotel, model or illustration is Japan's local feeling that managers who frequently exhibits. In building recently renovated furnished good. So 無展示 of the painting the model didn't feel much impact.
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  • Seoul's yesterday and today where you can see! Ibjangryodo free:) Cute and interestingly laid well decorated. Recommended!!
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  • Really cool in a subtle way. Little activities, like making paper hanboks, sprinkled throughout the facility. They were closing before I could see everything, but there was a true-to-life restaurant you could sit in from back in the day that looked like a lot of places still holding on in back alleys of Jongno. Before you even get to the displays, you can see a sprawling, tiny replica of Seoul and click a touch screen to make certain parts light up and get more info on landmarks in your part of the city. The curators really seem to understand what locals and tourists would be intrigued by.
  • Amazing place! Very detailed and informative! Great guides! Went for a Uni trip and will definitely be back
  • It's a very nice museum to learn about the history of the city. A lot of the information is in English, but not all.
  • Nice museum to visit. The entrance was free. It tells the history and story of only Seoul. There are many english translations.
  • Exhibit on Namdaemun Market seemed like a ploy to get potential customers into the old and potentially struggling market. The rest of the museum looks decent if you're interested in Seoul's history.
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