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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
Address
30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 30 (소격동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3701-9500
Operating Hours
Sunday-Thursday 10:00-18:00
Friday-Saturday 10:00-21:00
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
Length of Tour
About 2 hrs
  • Information
    Introduction
    In 2013, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea opened a new branch in Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu at the former site of the Defense Security Command. The announcement for the construction of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA Seoul) came out in 2009, and the architecture for the museum was selected through idea proposals and an architectural design competition in 2010. What makes the Seoul branch different from the others is that it introduced Korea’s traditional architectural concept of ‘madang’, which is a spacious courtyard where people can come in and gather together to socialize. MMCA Seoul's building is also designed to harmonize with the surrounding nature around the city.

    Equipped with facilities including a reference center, a project gallery theater and a multipurpose hall, MMCA Seoul strives to accommodate every mode of new artistic endeavor and to communicate with the public. The site is where Korea’s historical and political developments were achieved. Most of the old buildings are gone but a few still remains to remind people of its significant role.


    Founding Organization
    Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

    Managing Organization
    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

    Structure Size
    Exhibition area: 8,789㎡

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Exhibition Hall, Office, Storage, Membership Lounge, Cafe, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Handicap parking spaces available, Free admission, wheelchair rental available, elevator, restroom, wheelchair spaces in the auditorium

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Single Admission: 4,000 won
    * Evening hours (18:00-21:00) free

    Credit Cards Accepted
    Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    Available (161 spaces)

    Parking Fee
    2,000 won for two hours (1,000 won for each additional 30 minutes)

    Reservations
    Prior-reservation for groups of 10 people or more

    Info. Services for Koreans
    * Audio guide (paid service): Rental is available at the Information Desk or smart-phone application.

    Homepage
    mmca.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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