National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

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  • Address
    • 198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Inquiries
    • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
      (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
    • For more info : +82-2-3703-9200
  • Homepage

Introduction

The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is Korea's first museum recording the nation’s comprehensive history from the late nineteenth century to current time. It opened on December 26, 2012 and was established to share the nation’s history of going through all kinds of hardships and troubles by showing them with exhibitions, education, researching and developing and collecting materials. The museum is comprised of four exhibition halls; Prelude to the Republic of Korea, Foundation of the Republic of Korea, Development of the Republic of Korea, and Modernization of South Korea, toward the World. Korean History Dream Village features a hands-on program hall for children to learn modern and contemporary history. Also Children’s Museum offers special exhibitions throughout modern time’s history and educational and cultural programs for students.

Directions

  • Subway
    • Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (750m) Upon exiting walk in the direction of the palace. Cross the plaza on the opposite side of the palace entrance and turn right once you have crossed the street and continue walking. The museum will be on your left.
    • Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (800m) Walk straight turning left right before the plaza at the big intersection in front of the palace gates. The museum will be on your left.
    • Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2. (360m) Walk straight and the palace will be on your right.
    • Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1. (770m) Exit straight, and continue walking until you reach Gwanghwamun Plaza. Turn right when you reach the plaza, and the museum will be on your right.
  • Detail
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