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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)
  • 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)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)
  • Notices * Closed temporarily until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Address 198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    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 Regular hours 10:00-18:00
    * Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00-21:00
    * Last admission one hour before closing.
  • Closed New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
  • Length of Tour Approx. 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min
  • Information
    Introduction
    The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History opened on December 26, 2012, and showcases Korea's modern history, from the opening of Incheon Port to modern times. The museum provides an in-depth look at the changes in the nation through exhibitions and educational programs, as well as researching, developing, and collecting materials. The museum is comprised of four exhibition halls; Prelude to the Republic of Korea, Foundation of the Republic of Korea, Development of the Republic of Korea, and Modernization of South Korea, toward the World. In addition, the Korean History Dream Village features a hands-on program hall for children to learn modern and contemporary history. In addition to special exhibitions, the museum also offers educational and cultural programs for children.

    Structure Size
    Site area: 6,445 ㎡ / Total building floor area: 10,734 ㎡

    Collections Status
    106,000 pieces (as of late 2015)

    Collections Status

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    Collections Status
    [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



    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Permanent Exhibition Halls]
    Exhibition Hall 1 - Prelude to the Republic of Korea (1876-1948)
    Exhibition Hall 2 - Foundation of the Republic of Korea (1948-1961)
    Exhibition Hall 3 - Development of the Republic of Korea (1961-1987)
    Exhibition Hall 4 - Modernization of South Korea, toward the World (1987-now)

    [Korean History Dream Village]
    Children’s museum for learning history

    [Planned exhibition hall]
    Various planned exhibitions to look closely at the diversity of Korean contemporary history

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Cafeteria, museum shop, seminar room, nursing room, emergency room, storage room, lecture room, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Parking Facilities
    Not available (use nearby parking lot)

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    1F Information Desk: Audio guide available (English, Japanese, Chinese)

    Reservation for Foreigners
    No reservation required
    * Reservation for exhibition explanations for groups of 10 or more: +82-2-3703-9250

    Homepage
    www.much.go.kr

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