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Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)

  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 새문안로 55 (신문로2가)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-724-0274~0276
Operating Hours
March-October: Weekdays 09:00-20:00 / Weekends & Holidays 09:00-19:00
November-February: Weekdays 09:00-20:00 / Weekends & Holidays 09:00-18:00
* Hours subject to change depending on the exhibition
Mondays, January 1st, Mayor designated holidays
Length of Tour
Approx. 1 hr 30 min - 2 hrs
  • Information
    Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display. Many of the Joseon dynasty relics were donated during the Relic Donation Campaign. Also, the landscape of Seoul is recreated when it was the capital of the Joseon dynasty. Another exhibit showcases the daily life of the Seoulites, while another presents items through an online cyber museum. The Special Exhibition Hall, the Exhibition Hall for Donated Relics, and Museum Shop where cultural products are produced and sold.

    Structure Size
    Exhibition Hall: 7,034㎡ (total 4 halls)

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Special Exhibition Hall (1F)
    This spacious hall offers various exhibitions on the history and culture of Seoul and hosts other exhibitions by contributing organizations and artists.

    Exhibition Hall of Donated Collections (1F)
    Displays donated collections

    Permanent Exhibition Hall (3F)
    Divided into 4 sections: The Joseon Capital, Capital of the Daehan Empire, Seoul under Japanese Control, Period of Rapid Growth

    Main Facilities
    Library, auditorium, AV room

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Museum shop, cafeteria, restaruant, storage lockers, resting area, nursing room


    Admission / Participation Fees

    Parking Facilities

    Parking Fee
    Vehicles (under 20 seats) 1,000 won for the first hour (400 won per every 5 min after) / 1 day (prepaid) 22,000 won
    Vehicles (over 20 seats) 3,000 won for the first hour (800 won per every 5 min after) / 1 day (prepaid) 44,000 won

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Audio Guide free rental available (Information Desk, 1F)
    Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
    Hours: 10:00-19:00 (rental: 10:00-17:00)

    Docent guided tour reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
    Inquiries: +82-2-1724-0274

    Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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