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National Palace Museum of Korea

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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It turns out the entrance is on the main street just passed the palace rather than directly from the palace, however I recommend visiting. The displays are interesting and mostly in English.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is spacious and has many exhibits, great for anyone interested in the history of the country. As it is located at a side entrance of Gyeongbokgung, ie Gyeongbokgung Metro Station Exit 5, it is really convenient to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a short visit to this wonderful museum on Korean history on the Gyeongbokgung Palace grounds. Most people opt not to visit the museum which is a shame. There is no admission fee. The museum can be easily covered in an hour or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
9  Thank 179stevent
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This museum is free and right next to the main palace. It is worth seeing because the palace is mostly empty. You can learn a lot about royal customs here including clothing, birth, marriage, etc... There are many displays including 2 rare cars that the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 9 September 2018

3 stories museum with plenty of artifacts showcasing the history and culture of South Korea from infancy. You don't need a guide to explore this museum as they are well presented and laid for any one to enjoy and be informed/educated of the country's history....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rolando Boyet P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were surprised to see that this museum was free to visit. It contains a great deal of Korean history and culture. It also offers free Wifi for visitors and proved a godsend on a scorching day after doing the palaces.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Since I am a big fans of Korean Drama and also a history lover, visiting this national museum links me. I enjoyed very much. The museum provide a stamp book where you can put a stamp at the exit of each room. Exciting activities for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank meilynpurba
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Although I have a great appreciation for museums of the world, I did not find this one particularly stunning. In fact, it was quite boring. Sparse highlights included a mural depicting the extent of the original palace grounds, the artifacts in section 5 on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It’s free admission to this museum which is next to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. This museum is next to exit 5 of the Gyeongbokgung Station for the L3 subway line. It is best to combine the visit to this museum with a visit to the Gyeongbokgung...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

National Palace Museum of Korea - where artifacts and royal treasures from Joseon Dynasty to Korean Empire were kept. It displays records, paintings, royal clothes, state rites and other stuffs from royal families. It is very fortunate for me to visit this as i have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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