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National Museum of Korea

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Address

137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Inquiries

Tel : +82-2-2077-9000(Korean), +82-2-2077-9047(English)

Homepage

http://www.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Introduction


The National Museum of Korea is located only 1.5km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that silently tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient days to the modern era. The museum, in turn, is close to Yongsan Family Park, a wooded grassland with a pond that serves as a natural habitat for various species of birds, as well as over 80 different kinds of trees. The War Memorial of Korea is located approximately 1km from Yongsan Station toward Samgakji. It displays a daunting array of collections and wartime relics.

In addition to galleries with a wide array of national and international pieces, the National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to relics collection and preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, international cultural exchange programs, concerts, and more. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational events and quality cultural programs. For those who prefer to tour at a leisurely pace, the museum grounds have a number of environmentally friendly spaces and rest areas.


* Mobile Services
The National Museum of Korea offers a state-of-the-art digital guide service to provide a more enjoyable tour of the museum. The digital guide service has a bookmark function and a search function that can be used to obtain more detailed information on specific pieces.
1. Digital Guides are available to visitors aged 14 and over who are able to present a valid ID.
2. Rental Fees: PDA - 3,000 won / MP3 - 1,000 won
3. Rental reservations must be made online 1 day prior to visit (maximum 5 rentals allowed per person).
※ Rentals are provided on the day of visit, only after applying for membership.

*Size of Facilities
6 ground floor / 1 underground floor

* Galleries
Approximately 15,000 Pieces Exhibited
- 3rd Floor: Sculpture and Crafts Gallery
(Buddhist Sculpture, Metal Arts, Celadon, Buncheong Ware, White Porcelain)
Asia Gallery
(Indonesian Art, Central Asian Art, Chinese Art, Nangnang Remains, Relics from Sinan Seabed, Japanese Art)
- 2nd Floor : Calligraphy and Painting Gallery
(Calligraphy, Paintings, Buddhist Paintings, Woodworking),
Donations Gallery (Iuchi Isao Collection, Hachiuma Tadasu Collection, Yoo Chang-jong Collection, Kaneko Kazushige Collection, Choi Young-do & Park Byong-rae Collection, Yu Kang-yul & Park Young-sook Collection, Kim Chong-hak Collection, Other Collections, Lee Hong-kun Collection)
- 1st Floor : Prehistoric and Ancient History Gallery (Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age & Early Iron Age, Proto Three Kingdoms, Goguryeo, Baekje, Gaya, Silla, Unified Silla, Balhae)
Medieval and Early Modern History Gallery (Hangeul, Prints, Inscriptions, Map, Documents, King and His Reign, Socio-Economic Life, Traditional Thought, Foreign Relations)

  This is one of the places that the "first ladies of the Seoul G20" visited during the G20 Summit in Seoul in November 2010. This attraction represents the beauty of Korea.

Directions

  • Subway
    Ichon Station, Seoul Subway line 4 and Jungang line, Exit #2
    The subway is connected to the museum via an underpass called 박물관 나들길 or Moving Museum
  • Bus
    Take the bus #502, #0018. Get off at National Museum of Korea
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