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King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall (세종대왕기념관)    
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Address
56, Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 회기로 56 (청량리동)
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-969-8851~3
Closed
Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year), New Year's, & Chuseok
Length of Tour
Approx. 30-40min
Introduction
King Sejong The Great Memorial Hall was established in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, on November 1970 in memory of King Sejong and his saintly virtues and great achievements. Officially opened to the public in October 1973, the memorial hall is a modern structure housing an exhibition area, auditorium, laboratory, and a reference room. The exhibition area is further divided into the Hangeul Room, Science Room, Traditional Music Room, King Sejong Art Room, and an outdoor exhibition space.
Structure Size
B1-2F
Maximum Occupancy
Small auditorium (200 seats), medium auditorium (250 seats)
Exhibition Hall Information

[King's Sejong Art Room/Biography Hall]
Ancient paintings depicting the life of King Sejong from his childhood to coronation and creation of Hangeul

[Hangeul Hall]
Hangeul calligraphy on folding screens, ancient documents, books published during the era of King Sejong, etc.

[Science Hall]
Displays of devices invented during the reign of King Sejong (letterpress printer, Korean rain gauge, astronomical observation device, etc.)

[Gugak Hall]
70 pieces of traditional musical instruments used to play gugak (Korean traditional music) along with traditional costumes worn by royal musicians and dancers

[Outdoor Display]
King Sejong Stone Monument (Tangible Cultural Asset of Seoul, No. 42-1), the Guyeongneung Stone Figures (Tangible Cultural Asset of Seoul, No. 42), and Supyo (National Treasure No. 828), rain gauge, sundial, etc.

Admission / Participation Fees

Individuals

Groups (more than 30 ppl)

Students: 1,200won
Adults: 1,800won

Students: 1,000won
Adults: 1,500won

※ Free admission on weekends (Sat. Sun.)

Parking Facilities
Available for up to 100 small cars
Parking Fee
No charge for museum visitors
Reservations
Accepted (Tel: +82-2-969 ~8851 / Fax: +82-2-969~8854)
Directions

[Subway]
Goryeo Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3.
Go 65m straight and turn right at the first corner.
Go straight 520m along the street and turn right onto Hongneung-ro.
Walk straight (110m) until you see the museum on your left.

Homepage
www.sejongkorea.org (Korean only)

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