Dec 18, 2016
Artifacts on display at the museum (top & bottom right) / Exterior view of The National Museum of Korea (bottom left)
The National Museum
of Korea is the nation's largest museum, housing over 330,000 national treasures and relics spread out through six permanent exhibition halls with various themes.
The museum also has a separately charged special exhibition hall and children's museum. The museum is enormous and with so much to see, it is nearly impossible to see it all in one day. Therefore, we recommend visiting the official homepage to find the location of the items or area you are most interested in viewing to save time. The museum also offers video or audio guides for a fee in order to improve your experience.
•Museum-viewing Tip: Group visitors can make the most of a short amount of time by reserving the “Museum Masterpiece Guide” tour or “Smart Curator” tablet PC tour programs in advance. (Inquiries & reservations: +82-2-2077-9683 (English), +82-2-2077-9676 (Japanese), +82-2-2077-9686 (Chinese))
☞ Address: 137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
☞ Directions: Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line). Walk approx. 5 min. through connected underground passage to the museum.
☞ Operating hours: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 09:00-18:00 / Wednesday, Saturday (extended hours) 09:00-21:00 / Sunday & public holidays 09:00-19:00
※ Closed New Year's Day & designated holidays by the National Museum of Korea.
☞ Docent tour for foreigners: (Walk-ins accepted)
Monday-Friday: English (10:00, 11:00, 14:00), Japanese/Chinese (10:00)
Saturday-Sunday: English (10:00, 11:00, 14:00), Japanese/Chinese (11:00, 14:00)
※ Commentary tour schedule changes monthly; please check availability before visiting.
☞ Admission: Permanent exhibition - free / Special and temporary exhibition halls – fee applies
☞ Audio/visual guide (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese) rentals: Visual guide (PMP) 3,000 won / Audio guide (MP3) 1,000 won
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-2077-9000 (Korean, English)
☞ Website: www.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Source:Korea Tourism Organization