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National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)

  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)
  • National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)

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37, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 37 (세종로)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3704-3114
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Operating Hours
March-May, September - October: 09:00-18:00
June-August: 09:00-18:30
November-February: 09:00-17:00
Saturdays & Sundays, holidays: 09:00-19:00 (May-August)
* Last admission is 1hr before closing.
New Year’s Day
Length of Tour
About 1 hour or 1 hour and half
  • Information
    Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of ordinary Korean people. Here you can fully immerse yourselves in previous domestic and agricultural lifestyles, and learn about Korea’s cultural beliefs.
    The National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent and two special exhibitions as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.

    Collections Status
    Approximately 122,550 artifacts (as of January 1, 2016)

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lecture room (230 seats), library, museum shop, cafeteria

    Admission / Participation Fees

    * If you visit Gyeongbokgung palace, please purchase a ticket at the Gyeongbokgung ticket office.

    Baby Stroller Rentals

    Credit Cards Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    - From Gwangwhamun, take the street toward Samcheong-dong and the parking lot is on the left side. (Refer to the map for visitors arriving in automobiles)
    - Bus: approx. 50 spaces (outside) / Sedan: approx. 240 spaces (basement level)

    Parking Fee
    Paid parking lot

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    [Regular explanation (on-site reservation)] 
    English 10:30, 14:30 / Japanese 11:00, 15:00 / Chinese 09:30, 13:30

    [Guided tour (upon reservation)]
    - Registration number: 10-30 visitors
    - How to reservation: Phone-reservation (+82-2-3704-3129 / Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00)
    - Reservation period: 3 days before desired day

    [Audio guide rental]
    - English, Japanese, Chinese
    - Fare: 1,000 won

    * Inquiries: +82-2-3704-3066
    * Subject to change depending on situations

    Info. Services for Koreans
    [Regular explanation (on-site reservation)]
    10:00 / 11:00 / 14:00 / 15:00

    [Guided tour (upon reservation)]
    - Group size: 10-30 visitors
    - How to reserve: Phone-reservation +82-2-3704-3129 / Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
    - Reservation period: 3 days before desired day

    [Audio guide rental]
    - Fare: 1,000 won

    * Inquiries: +82-2-3704-3066
    * Subject to change depending on situation on-site

    Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) (Korean, English)

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