The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at The National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit The National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful and interesting folk museum to do by heat or rain. Several steps of the country are represented, it's teaching... We can take pictures and video, amenities, we bit also go to Gyeongbokgung Palace which is located in the Park...
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  • National Folk Museum located on the grounds of Seoul city, leading the Joseon Dynasty Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a museum you can learn, feel the culture and history of Korea and lived there in people's lives, through various historical artifacts. If you have the Gyeongbokgung Palace ticket now, turn on the free of charge. Please watch out when that ticket. Feature of this building is just what is landmark five-story pagoda. My own artistic exhibits there, read this thread as well as a likely, but could not sense and talent are not worth knowing what scales far.
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  • This museum gives you a good overview of the Korean people. There were museum volunteers that expanded on some of the exhibits for us. Well laid out, and not overwhelming.  more »
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  • A great experience for people wishing to see historical aspects of Korea. Staff are generally bilingual and so are all menus and signs. The area is large and there are some great shows to watch from music and dance to acrobatics. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and exploration of the town. Everything was clean, well-maintained and not crowded at all.
  • Best place to see the lives of people back in the old days. Many retro buildings with no technologies (salon, bar, restaurant, residential housing, etc) still made intact. The sceneries are also very beautiful and there are ample rest seating available.
  • One of my favorite musuems in Korea. Great explanation of Korean life through time. Ties in well with the adjoining palace.
  • Great for a free museum and mostly all translated into English. Take some time to wander around the exhibits outside also!
  • Best museum in Seoul,I visited it twice and I am sure I will go there once more...
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