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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)
  • 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
New Year's Day, every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday)
Length of Tour
Around 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
  • Information
    Introduction

    National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is the first national modern contemporary museum ever opened in Korea and it showcases the nation’s history in a comprehensive and structured way. The museum first opened its door to the public on December 26, 2012. Located in Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, the building where the museum is currently housed was formerly that of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Its current renovated state has 4 open-run exhibition chambers and 2 themed, rotating exhibit halls. Also inside the building is a seminar room, lecture hall, café, souvenir shop and a rooftop garden.



    Structure Size

    * Site area 6,445㎡
    * Total floor area 10,734㎡
    * Exhibition area 3,072㎡
    * Storage area 440㎡
    * Education facility 523㎡



    Collections Status
    Nearly 4,000 pieces

    Program Information

    * Click here to check out for more information. www.much.go.kr/en



    Programs Available for Foreigners

    [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



    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors ages 7 and over

    Main Facilities
    [Permanent Exhibition] Divided by four main exhibition halls. Draws visitors into the history of the Republic of Korea, total piece coming at 1,500 items.
    -Exhibition Hall 1: Prelude to the Republic of Korea (1876-1945)
    -Exhibition Hall 2 : Foundation of the Republic of Korea (1945-1960)
    -Exhibition Hall 3 : Development of the Republic of Korea (1961-1987)
    -Exhibition Hall 4 : Modernization and Korea's Visiton of Fufure (1988 and onward)

    Main Facilities
    [1F] Special Exhibition Halls, Nursing Room, Emergency Care, Coin Lockers, Information Desk, etc.
    [3~5F] Permanent Exhibition Halls
    [3F] Museum Shop, Cafeteria
    [6F] Class(Lecture)room
    [8F] Outdoor Garden

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Seminar room, Cafeteria, Museum Shop, Classroom 1 & 2

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Pets
    Not allowed

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

    Info. Services for Koreans
    Tuesday-Sunday (5 times a day) - 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
    Wednesday & Saturday (nighttime opening): 6 times until 19:00
    * Inquiry: +82-23703-9250~2

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Chinese: Wednesday 14:30
    English: Thursday 14:30
    Japanese: Friday 14:30
    * Inquiry: +82-2-3703-9250~2

    Reservations
    No reservation required
    * Reservation for Korean exhibition explanations: +82-2-3703-9252

    Reservation for Foreigners
    No reservation required
    * Exhibition explanation in foreign languages: +82-2-3703-9252

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

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

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