National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Korea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to National Museum of Korea
$42 BOOK WITH VIATOR Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon Stream and an Amethyst Factory
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
National Museum of Korea reviews
As beautiful as it's educational. Everything is written in various languages, so no worries if you can't speak Korean! Make sure you know what you can and can't bring in. I had totally forgotten... more »
It's a beautiful place and a wonderful history presented. unfortunate due to construction a lot not visible. but just the clock they have hanging already worth going. Just get some who can translate..... more »
This museum is a really beautiful building and the grounds were scenic but honestly the content was not super interesting. If you are into old bowls, knives, and other small artifacts, this would be a great place to spend a few hours but after the first couple exhibit rooms we had more than had enough. If you have some extra time it's worth taking a quick walk through, especially since it's free, but it was definitely not my cup of tea. My favourite part was the pagoda outside.
The museum is HUGE! I recommend going there for a whole day or at least for a half of the day! Bring comfy shoes also because the place is quite big! The entrance is free but if you want to see temporal exhibitions you can buy a ticket. Really interesting to see the history of this country and its people.
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