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  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
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198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Sejong-ro)
서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 198 (세종로)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3703-9200
Operating Hours
09:00 - 18:00: Tuesdyas - Sundays
09:00 - 21:00 Thursdays (Night time opening available)
Closed
New Year's Day, every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday)
Length of Tour
Around 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
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Introduction

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is the first national modern contemporary museum ever opened in Korea and it showcases the nation’s history in a comprehensive and structured way. The museum first opened its door to the public on December 26, 2012. Located in Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, the building where the museum is currently housed was formerly that of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Its current renovated state has 4 open-run exhibition chambers and 2 themed, rotating exhibit halls. Also inside the building is a seminar room, lecture hall, café, souvenir shop and a rooftop garden.

Structure Size

* Site area 6,445㎡
* Total floor area 10,734㎡
* Exhibition area 3,072㎡
* Storage area 440㎡
* Education facility 523㎡

Collections Status
Nearly 4,000 pieces
Program Information

* Click here to check out for more information. www.much.go.kr/en

Programs Available for Foreigners

[Education Programs]
- Program: Easy-learn Korean Contemporary History
- Eligibility: Group of 20+ foreign visitors or multi-cultural families
- Reservation and inquiry: +82-2-3703-9246

Age Limit for Activities
Open to visitors ages 7 and over
Main Facilities
[Permanent Exhibition] Divided by four main exhibition halls. Draws visitors into the history of the Republic of Korea, total piece coming at 1,500 items.
-Exhibition Hall 1: Prelude to the Republic of Korea (1876-1945)
-Exhibition Hall 2 : Foundation of the Republic of Korea (1945-1960)
-Exhibition Hall 3 : Development of the Republic of Korea (1961-1987)
-Exhibition Hall 4 : Modernization and Korea's Visiton of Fufure (1988 and onward)
Main Facilities
[1F] Special Exhibition Halls, Nursing Room, Emergency Care, Coin Lockers, Information Desk, etc.
[3~5F] Permanent Exhibition Halls
[3F] Museum Shop, Cafeteria
[6F] Class(Lecture)room
[8F] Outdoor Garden
Subsidiary Facilities
Seminar room, Cafeteria, Museum Shop, Classroom 1 & 2
Exhibition Hall Information
Accessible entrance, Separate restrooms at all floors, Free wheelchairs rentals, Elevator
Admission / Participation Fees
Free
Pets
Not allowed
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available
Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Tuesday-Sunday
: The Museum takes reservations for groups of foreigners (20 people or so), via email or fax.

※ Available in English, Japanese, Chinese
※ Inquiry: +82-2-3703-9254

Reservations
No reservation required.
※Korean guided tour: +82-2-3703-9254
※Program ‘Discovery Center’: +82-2-3703-9203
Reservation for Foreigners

No reservation required.

※ Explanation of exhibits: +82-2-3703-9254

General Overview
Tel: +82-2-3703-9233
Directions

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (750m)
Upon exiting walk in the direction of the palace.  Cross the plaza on the opposite side of the palace entrance and turn right once you have crossed the street and continue walking.  The museum will be on your left.

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (800m)
Walk straight turning left right before the plaza at the big intersection in front of the palace gates.  The museum will be on your left.  

Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2. (360m)  
Walk straight and the palace will be on your right.  

Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1. (770m)
Exit straight, and continue walking until you reach Gwanghwamun Plaza.  Turn right when you reach the plaza, and the museum will be on your right.

Homepage
www.much.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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