We love to learn about the countries we visit and the museum was a great way to do that. The museum is new, massive, and has a great collection of Korean history. There are highlights of the collection, as it will probably take you a day to go through in detail through the entire collection.
The National Museum of Korea is located near subway Ichon station. You can take Line 4 (Jungang Line) to Ichon station. Just follow the signs and there is an underground walkway that takes you directly to the entry steps of the Museum. It is a modernized museum with gardening surroundings.
The admission fee for the special exhibitions is around 6000 Won, but the permanent exhibitions are free of charge, and they are worthwhile enough to visit. You can see well-organized artifacts of Korea throughout history.
The exhibition is very well-organized with many technological designs. You could scan the code to see the AR effects of the map with your mobile phone
The displays were nicely presented with narrative in English which gave us insights and information to better understand Korea and the Korean people. This large and airy museum includes a 10-story pagoda. The directional flow from room to room is logical and easy to follow.
There are also many precious artifacts from other areas, such as China, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. And the special exhibitions are an even better experience.
We visited the Joseon Dynasty Maps exhibition, which showed the history of Korean people making maps of Korea and even the whole world.
You won’t feel crowded at all in the large space between exhibits and there is plenty to see and read, making a 3-hour visit to this excellent museum well worth the time. We highly recommend it!
137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Korea
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sun 10:00 ~ 18:00 Wed/Sat 10:00 ~ 21:00
Free:- Separate charge for the special exhibitions
Take Line 4 or the Jungang Line (Munsan-Yongmun) to Ichon Station. Go out Exit 2, and walk 150m toward Yongsan Family Park.