National Museum of Korea
137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu 168-6, Séoul Route Planner
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Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri: 10am-6pm, Wed and Sat 10am-9pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-7pm - closed 1 Jan, Chuseok and Lunar New Year


Housed in an avant-garde building, the spacious museum has an exceptionally rich collection of 135 000 pieces. The exhibition presents some of them: superb calligraphy, secular and religious paintings, Buddhist sculptures, lacquerwork, woodwork, metalwork and ceramics. This gigantic space offers a unique overview of Korean history. If you have kids in tow, they might enjoy the Children Museum.


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