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National Museum of Korea & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관

서울특별시 용산구 서빙고로 137 (용산동6가) | 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sun: 10:00-18:00

Wed & Sat: 10:00-21:00

 Museum Highlights Drop-in Guided Tour for Foreigners: available in English, Chinese & Japanese | Weekday: 10.30 & 13.30 | Meet at "Korean Empire Gallery of the Permanent Exhibition Hall" | No reservation required. preferred tour language unavailable dates

 Children's Museumonline reservation required

 VR Tours (Immersive Digital Gallery 2): online reservation required

Closed on New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

National Museum of Korea - Admission Fees

Free except for special exhibitions

  • Ichon Station (line 4/Gyeongui-Jungang Line, exit 2). Subway is connected to the museum. 5 mins walk.

National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets.

Permanent Exhibitions

The museum preserves and presents over 12,000 collections from ancient times, featured across various Permanent Exhibition sections.

  • Medieval & Early Modern History - historical and cultural items from the 3 most significant periods of Korea's national development, namely the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) and Korean Empire (1897-1910).

  • Prehistory & Ancient History - artifacts from earliest Korean civilization and culture.

  • Calligraphy & Paintings - traditional Korean paintings, Buddhist paintings and calligraphy.

  • Donated Works - treasures donated by individual collectors.

  • Room of Quiet Contemplation - 2 bodhisattva statues that are designated as National Treasure of Korea.

  • Sculptures & Crafts - World's specimens of Buddhist sculptures, metal arts and ceramics.

  • World Art Gallery - artwork and cultural objects of Asian cultures.

  • Path to History - open space where the extraordinary Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Gyeongcheonsa Temple is displayed.

  • Outdoor Exhibitions - pagodas, stone lanterns, Buddhist shrines and statues.

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Other Exhibitions

There is also a separate Children's MuseumSpecial Exhibition Gallery and the Immersive Digital Gallery.

Beyond the History... Photo Hot Spots of the Museum's Ground

When at the National Museum of Korea, it is recommended to spare some time to walk on its exterior ground. It is a favourite hot spots for many photographers and visitors alike.
 

a) View of N Seoul Tower & Namsan Mountain

National Museum of Korea is probably one best-kept secret location for panoramic view of the famous N Seoul Tower and Namsan Mountain!
 

b) Geoulmot Pond & Cheongjajeong Pavilion

Take a stroll around National Museum of Korea's Geoulmot Pond and rest at its Cheongjajeong Pavilion, a breath-taking and rewarding break from your busy schedule.

c) Night Scene

On nightfall when it lights up at the National Museum of Korea, the scene changes to one of majestic and grandeur with the N Seoul Tower as the beautiful backdrop.

Map

Floor Plan of 1F - Medieval & Early Modern History | Prehistory & Acncient History

National Museum of Korea - Floor Plan - 1F | Seoul, Korea

Floor Plan of 2F - Calligrapy & Painting | Room of Quiet Contemplation | Donated Works | Immersive Digital Gallery

National Museum of Korea - Floor Plan - 2F | Seoul, Korea

Floor Plan of 3F - Sculpture & Crafts | World Art Gallery

National Museum of Korea - Floor Plan - 3F | Seoul, Korea

Map of The National Museum of Korea & Nearest Subway Station

Getting to National Museum of Korea & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

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