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[Korea] The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History Launches on December 26

Photo Credit: National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

‘The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History’ will be open to the public on December 26th. The museum, located in Jongno, Seoul, is Korea’s first national museum showcasing the contemporary history of the Republic of Korea.

The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is located in the old Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, which has since been remodeled. The building has 8 stories and 10,734㎡ of total surface area and is comprised of 4 permanent exhibition halls, 2 planned exhibition halls, a storage room, a seminar room, a café, and a rooftop garden. The museum houses over 1500 artifacts from the time of the Joseon Dynasty first opening its ports to the outside world up to present day. The museum is expected to serve as a great venue to provide information on various aspects of Korean politics, society, economics, and culture.

The museum will have a pre-opening period from December 21st to 24th, during which admission will be free.

More info

< The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History >
☞ Address: Sejong-ro 82-1 Jongno-gu Seoul-si (Sejong-daero 198 Jongno-gu)
☞ Launching: December 26, 2012
☞ Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00 ※ Admission is allowed before 17:00. / Closed on Mondays
☞ Homepage: http://www.much.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Directions
• Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul subway line 5), 250m from exit 2 (5-minute walk)
• Gyengbokgung Station (Seoul subway line 3), 500m from exit 6 (10-minute walk)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-3703-9200 (Korean, English)
※ Foreign language guides are expected to be available.
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Date
12/13/2012
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