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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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Address
37, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 37 (세종로)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3704-3114
Operating Hours
March-May, September-October: 09:00-18:00
June-August: 09:00-18:30
November-February: 09:00-17:00
* Weekends & public holidays (May-August): 09:00-19:00
* Last admission is 1hr before closing.
Closed
New Year’s Day, the day after Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
Length of Tour
Approx. 1hr~1hr 30min
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.

    The National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent exhibitions and two special exhibitions as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.

    Founding Organization
    Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism

    Managing Organization
    National Folk Museum of Korea

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

    Main Facilities
    Children's museum, Traditional culture learning space, exhibition halls, planned exhibition halls, folk video room

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Hall 1] History of the Korean People
    [Hall 2] The Korean Way of Life
    [Hall 3] Life Cycle of the Koreans

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lecture room, resource room, museum shop, cafeteria, rest area

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free
    * Fees apply to Gyeongbokgung Palace (Purchase ticket from Gyeongbokgung Ticketing Booth).

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (free)

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    - 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

    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]
    - Fee: 1,000 won

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

    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]
    - Language support: English, Japanese, Chinese
    - Fee: 1,000 won

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


    Homepage
    www.nfm.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German)

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