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National Museum of Korea, Seoul

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National Museum of Korea serves as the country's premier repository of artwork, historical artifacts, and cultural items. More than 300,000 objects grace the museum's three floors, with highlights ranging from 6t-century incense burners to Bronze Age weapons and modern calligraphy. Join a guided tour, offered in English multiple times per day, to learn more about the museum's origins and its most prized holdings. Alternatively, rent an audio guide to explore at your own pace. When visiting with little ones, head for the children's museum section for an array of cultural and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check the museum's website for information regarding temporary exhibits, lectures, and other special events. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Museum of Korea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful place , nice people great to visit this place , thanks NIPA for the trip and all services , I like the culture and people of South Korea 
    Beautiful place , nice people great to visit this place , thanks NIPA for the trip and all services , I like the culture and people of South Korea  more »
  • There are dates of finding on almost all exibits (really, who needs that info???), but usually no dates or periods or era of their creation and too few descriptions of artefacts have english... 
    There are dates of finding on almost all exibits (really, who needs that info???), but usually no dates or periods or era of their creation and too few descriptions of artefacts have english...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing museum that's completely FREE! Beautiful architecture and the design of the building and the pond in front is stunning. The museum contains a comprehensive historical account of Korea and also contains some international influenced exhibits/galleries of the neighboring countries/areas. The impressive digital 360 degree projection exhibit is a highlight that transforms the room that you're in and takes you to another dimension.
  • This is an absolutely massive world class museum. Everybody that's visiting Seoul should put time aside to come visit this place. Ichon subway station gets you inside from the station directly. Best part about this museum is that it's FREE, except the special seasonal exhibits. It's also indoors with nice AC, so an ideal place for families during Seoul's crazy hot summer days. At 8 pm they have a really nice free light show at the pagoda. Highly recommend this place, you won't be disappointed.

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