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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)
  • Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)

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Address
55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 새문안로 55 (신문로2가)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-724-0274~5
Operating Hours
* March-October: 09:00-21:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-19:00)
* November-February: 09:00-21:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-18:00)
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing.
Closed
Mondays, January 1st
  • Information
    Introduction
    Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display. The museum was renovated with modern updates in May 2002, 17 years after opening. The main exhibit halls are on the 3rd floor. 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 1st floor has many convenient facilities such as a coat check and the Kids Corner playroom.

    The Special Exhibition Hall, the Exhibition Hall for Donated Relics, and Museum Shop where cultural products are produced and sold, are also on the 1st floor. If you enjoy dainty foods and tea, visit the Gyeonghuigung Café. It is a cozy spot which stays open after museum hours.

    Structure Size
    Exhibition Hall: 7,034㎡

    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; Seoul, the Capital of Joseon, People's Life in Seoul, Culture of Seoul, and Development of the Seoul City.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Café 'Gyeonghuigung', museum shop, lounge, nursing room, storage lockers

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free (Separate charges may apply for some special exhibitions)

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (5 baby carriages)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Available (recommend taking public transportation)
    ※ Visitors using the museum get a parking stamp at the information desk on the first floor.
    ※ Parking hours: 08:00-22:00
    ※ Inquiries: +82-2-724-0234

    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)

    Homepage
    www.museum.seoul.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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