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King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)

  • King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)
  • King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)
  • King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)
  • King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)
  • King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)
56, Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 회기로 56 (청량리동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-969-8851~3
Operating Hours
March-October 09:00-18:00
November-February 09:00-17:30
* Last admission: 30 minute before closing.
Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), New Year's Day
Length of Tour
Approx. 30-40min
  • Information
    King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall was established in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, in November 1970, in the memory of King Sejong and his saintly virtues and great achievements. Officially opened to the public in October 1973, the memorial hall is a modern structure housing an exhibition area, auditorium, laboratory, and a reference room. The exhibition area is further divided into the Hangeul Room, Science Room, Traditional Music Room, King Sejong Art Room, and an outdoor exhibition space.

    Structure Size

    Maximum Occupancy
    Small auditorium (200 seats), medium auditorium (250 seats)

    Exhibition Hall Information

    [King's Sejong Art Room/Biography Hall]
    Ancient paintings depicting the life of King Sejong from his childhood to coronation and creation of Hangeul.

    [Hangeul Hall]
    Hangeul calligraphy on ancient documents, books published during the era of King Sejong, and more.

    [Science Hall]
    Displays of devices invented during the reign of King Sejong (letterpress printer, Korean rain gauge, astronomical observation device, etc.)

    [Gugak Hall]
    70 pieces of traditional musical instruments used to play gugak (Korean traditional music) along with traditional costumes worn by royal musicians and dancers.

    [Outdoor Display]
    King Sejong Stone Monument (Tangible Cultural Asset of Seoul, No. 42-1), the Guyeongneung Stone Figures (Tangible Cultural Asset of Seoul, No. 42), and Supyo (National Treasure No. 828), rain gauge, sundial, etc.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    No separate handicap parking spaces (but able to park close to the entrance if necessary), Wheelchair ramp, no elevator (most of the exhibitions located on the first floor).

    Admission / Participation Fees

    Adults 3,000 won / Students (including children) 1,500 won

    ※ Free admission: Babies (ages under 4), Seniors (ages 65 or more), people with disabilities (upon presenting welfare card)

    Parking Facilities

    Parking Fee
    No charge for museum visitors

    Reservations required for groups

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