National Museum of Korea 국립중앙박물관
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 Museum: online 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)
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.
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.
There is also a separate Children's Museum, Special 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.
Floor Plan of 1F - Medieval & Early Modern History | Prehistory & Acncient History
Floor Plan of 2F - Calligrapy & Painting | Room of Quiet Contemplation | Donated Works | Immersive Digital Gallery
Floor Plan of 3F - Sculpture & Crafts | World Art Gallery
Map of The National Museum of Korea & Nearest Subway Station
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