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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)

  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)

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Address
198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 198 (세종로)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3703-9200
Operating Hours
Tue-Sun 09:00-18:00
* 09:00-21:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays
* Last admission one hour before closing
Closed
Mondays (Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday), January 1
Length of Tour
Around 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
  • Information
    Introduction
    The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is Korea's first museum recording the nation’s comprehensive history from the late nineteenth century to current time. It opened on December 26, 2012 and was established to share the nation’s history of going through all kinds of hardships and troubles by showing them with exhibitions, education, researching and developing and collecting materials. The museum is comprised of four exhibition halls; Prelude to the Republic of Korea, Foundation of the Republic of Korea, Development of the Republic of Korea, and Modernization of South Korea, toward the World. Also Children’s Museum offers special exhibitions throughout modern time’s history and educational and cultural programs for students.

    Structure Size
    Site area: 6,445㎡ / Total building floor area: 10,734㎡

    Collections Status
    16,000 pieces (as of late 2015)

    Collections Status

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    Collections Status

    [Education Programs]
    - Program: Easy-learn Korean Contemporary History
    - Eligibility: Group of 20+ foreign visitors or multi-cultural families
    - Reservation and inquiry: +82-2-3703-9246



    Main Facilities
    [Four permanent exhibition hall]
    Exhibition Hall 1 - Prelude to the Republic of Korea (1876-1945)
    Exhibition Hall 2- Foundation of the Republic of Korea (1945-1961)
    Exhibition Hall 3 - Development of the Republic of Korea (1961-1987)
    Exhibition Hall 4 - Modernization of South Korea, toward the World (1987-now)

    [Children’s Museum]

    [Planned exhibition hall]
    Various planned exhibitions to look closely at the diversity of Korean contemporary history

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Cafeteria, museum shop, auditorium 1, 2

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Pets
    Not allowed

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (10 baby carriages – free of charge)

    Parking Facilities
    Unavailable (Use parking lot of Gwanghwamun Square or Gyeongbokgung Palace)

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    English, Japanese, Chinese: Tuesday-Thursday 14:00 Inquiries & reservation: +82-2-3703-9252

    Reservation for Foreigners
    No reservation required
    * Reservation for exhibition explanations for groups of 10 or more: +82-2-3703-9252

    General Overview
    Tel: +82-2-3703-9233

    Homepage
    www.much.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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