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

National Museum of Korea - Opening Hours

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.

How to go to National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea - Official Website

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

Museum Exhibitions

The museum preserves and presents over 12,000 collections from ancient times across 6 Permanent Exhibition Halls (@East Wing 1F, 2F, 3F). There is also a separate Children's Museum (@West Wing 1F), Special Exhibition Gallery (@West Wing 1F) and the latest Immersive Digital Gallery (@1F & 2F).

Beyond the History... the Exterior Photo Hot Spots

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 the best panoramic view of the famous N Seoul Tower and Namsan Mountain!
 

National Museum of Korea - View of N Seoul Tower
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b) Geoulmot Pond & Cheongjajeong Pavilion

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

National Museum of Korea
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National Museum of Korea
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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.

National Museum of Korea - Night
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National Museum of Korea - Night
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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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