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. Use our Seoul trip planner to add Seoul Museum of History and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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  • Located in gyeonghuigung (gyeonghui Palace) used to be the Seoul Museum of history can go in a minute walk from the Seodaemun station. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes in the vicinity of Seoul City gets good once you hear the euh.
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  • A huge Museum and free. You can see how the built in Seoul and in our time. Made very interesting 3D design where you can come and look at the mini town with a top. Display Korean culture. There is coffee where you can drink coffee both inside and outside. And there is a gift shop. Very interesting. I advise everyone to go there
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  • Following in the footsteps of Seoul and forgotten in the modern logistics is one of the things the old stuff, memories, materials that take donated are on display.
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  • One of the best history museums I've seen. Plenty of fascinating, modern design and creative exhibits with clear chronology and guidance to follow in several languages.
  • Free admission. Small museum but offers a brief history of Korea. Peaceful and beautiful court yard. Clean. Recommended for a 2hrs visit.
  • Great museum that details the history of Seoul. Very nice for a crash course about the city's history.
  • Exhibit on Namdemun Market was an obvious ploy to get customers to return to the failing market. Sad. The rest of the museum looks okay if you're interested in Seoul's history.
  • Nice building with interesting content. About 2 hours to complete. No far from city hall

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