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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: +82-2-724-0274~6
Operating Hours
[March-October] Weekdays 09:00-20:00 / Weekends & public holidays 09:00-19:00
[November-February] Weekdays 09:00-20:00 / Weekends & Public holidays 09:00-18:00
* Hours subject to change depending on the exhibition
Mondays, January 1, mayor-designated holidays
Length of Tour
Approx. 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr
  • Information
    Seoul Museum of History opened on May 21, 2002 within the Gyeonghuigung Palace site. The three-story building covers everything about Seoul's history and culture from the prehistoric era to modern times, focusing especially on the Joseon era. The museum aims to raise cultural awareness and build a strong bond within the community by collecting, preserving, researching, and displaying artifacts and materials related to Seoul as well as promoting the city's history and culture to an international audience.

    Structure Size
    Total area of exhibition halls: 7,034 ㎡
    * 1 Permanent Exhibition Hall, 2 Special Exhibition Halls, 1 Exhibition Hall of Donated Collection

    Industry Information
    Venue retal, free movie screening

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Special Exhibition Hall - 1F]
    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 four different sections by theme. The hall uses 3-dimensional visual aids and computer graphics to recreate the past.

    Main Facilities
    Library, auditorium, audio-visual 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
    Free audio guide rental available (Information Desk, 1F)
    - Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
    - Information Desk hours: 10:00-19:00 (Rental 10:00-17:00)

    Reservation required in advance for group (20 people or more) visits.
    Inquiries: +82-2-1724-0274


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