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The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul
(4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. See The National Folk Museum of Korea and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul vacation planner.
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  • So much culture and history. This place is absolutely fascinating. So much to learn and experience. The area is beautiful and the interior is so modern and clean 
  • Was never been there. The entrance is free. It gives a good impression v v Korean life again, starting from the stone age to the present. If only foreigners we got soon claim v very friendly museum staff. Which resulted in a very long, but instructive tour. We know so now all v goings v a Korean marriage etc. .... But it's totally worth it to visit it!
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  • We visited the Folk Museum and what a great way to take a short history lesson and understand Korean culture at the same time. The museum gave us a glimpse of history as well as Korean everyday life. ...  more »
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  • Free entry alongside the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Lots of exhibits and things to look at, such as traditional houses and scrolls, and the list goes on! Free water fountains and just amazing to visit.
  • Extensive displays and well laid out. It's also located near many other attractions, do perfect to be part of a day trip in downtown Seoul.
  • Olden days korea life style is there... Very interesting..
  • It's a small museum, but it's a nice look into the traditional way of life in Korea. Be sure to stop by after your tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace.
  • Only took a quick glance but the exhibitions gave me a good overview of Korea. Well worth the visit. Free entry with the temple ticket.