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National Museum of Korea, {CATEGORY}

This is one of the most extensive museums in Seoul, housing art and archaeological objects from Korean prehistory through to the end of the Chosun Dynasty (1910). Throughout the three-floor museum, there are 4,500 artifacts in 18 permanent galleries on display. Audio guides, touch screens, and video rooms all help to bring the ancient world alive here. In addition to regular exhibitions, the museum offers special educational programs such as public lectures, arts and crafts classes, and special tours.

Practical Information

Address: Yongsandong 5(o)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

City: Seoul

Country: South Korea

Phone 1: +82 2 2077 9000

Email: webadmin@mail.museum.go.kr

Official site: www.museum.go.kr

Opening hours: Tues and Thurs-Fri 9am-6pm, Wed and Sat 9am-9pm, Sun and holidays 9am-7pm

Exceptionally closed: Closed on January 1st and Mondays

Entrance fee: Free admission to Permanent Exhibition & Children's Museum (which may change after 2010)

Access by subway: Line 4 or Jungang Line to Ichon station (exit 2), walk straight toward Yongsan Family Park

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National Museum of Korea, {CATEGORY}

With over 220,000 pieces in its collection, (though just 13,000 items are on display in Jan 2010), you could spend hours exploring this place. Included in the collections are Buddhist sculptures, metal works, and ceramics, located on the third-floor Fine Arts Gallery II. Art from Indonesia, central Asia, Japan, and China along with Nangnang remains are in the Asian Arts gallery on the same floor. The second floor houses calligraphy, paintings, and wooden crafts in the Fine Arts Galley I and donations from private collections in the Donation Gallery. The first floor has relics dating from Paleolithic to the Three Kingdoms period in the Archeological Gallery. Also on this floor are items from Unified Silla, Balhae, Goryeo, and Joseon periods, such as maps, prints, and important documents in the Historical Gallery. The National Museum is also home to a Children's Museum which styles its exhibits around the theme "An Exciting Journey to the Past" broken down into four areas: Homes, Farming, Music, and War. Visitors can see how people lived, what people ate, and the tools they used to grow the food. Children can touch and play instruments used in rituals and even try on steel armor. Tip: Free 1-hour, English-language tours of the main museum are offered Tue-Sun at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Meet in front of the information desk. Audio guides are available for W1,000 and digital PDA guides are available for W3,000. Reserve a rental online at least a day before your visit, otherwise it's on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Museum of Korea, {CATEGORY}

This is one of the most extensive museums in Seoul, housing art and archaeological objects from Korean prehistory through to the end of the Chosun Dynasty (1910). Throughout the three-floor museum, there are 4,500 artifacts in 18 permanent galleries on display. Audio guides, touch screens, and video rooms all help to bring the ancient world alive here. In addition to regular exhibitions, the museum offers special educational programs such as public lectures, arts and crafts classes, and special tours.

National Museum of Korea, {CATEGORY}

This is one of the most extensive museums in Seoul, housing art and archaeological objects from Korean prehistory through to the end of the Chosun Dynasty (1910). Throughout the three-floor museum, there are 4,500 artifacts in 18 permanent galleries on display. Audio guides, touch screens, and video rooms all help to bring the ancient world alive here. In addition to regular exhibitions, the museum offers special educational programs such as public lectures, arts and crafts classes, and special tours.

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