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The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)

  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기)
  • Address jiha 175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 175 (세종로)
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-399-1000
  • Operating Hours [Permanent Exhibition] 10:00-18:30 (* Last admission 30 minute before closing.)
    [4D Room] 11:00-17:00
    [Permanent Experience] 11:00-17:30
  • Closed Mondays (closed the following business day if Monday is a public holiday)
  • Information
    The Story of King Sejong comprises six different sections with a total area of 3,200 square meters. The museum consists of exhibition zones, an event space, video room, shop and more to display King Sejong’s scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions, including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics. King Sejong, the 4th king of the Joseon dynasty (1397-1450, reigning from 1418-1450) was responsible for some of the most brilliant achievements in the history of Korea, including the creation of Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and great advancements in the areas of science, culture, art and politics.

    Structure Size
    2,522 ㎡

    Program Information
    [4D video room]
    - Free program
    - Operating hours: 10:30-19:00
    - Every hour on the hour and half hour / running time: 8 minutes - Seating is available in order of arrival.
    - Maximum number: 32 people

    [Permanent programs]
    - Permanent program of The Story of King Sejong
    - Writing a letter in Korean (foreigner’s program)
    - Writing ones name in Korean (foreigner’s program)

    [Special hands-on program]
    - Held during summer and winter school break

    Exhibition Hall Information
    1. Human Sejong
    A hall introducing the life of King Sejong achievements, including his personality, hobby, crowning of the prince, his youth age, episodes with Prince Yangnyeong and Prince Chungnyeon in a chronological order (with images and video clips).

    2. Ideology Focused on the People
    The room features King Sejong’s portrait with Hangeul graphic panel, and his philosophy of love for his fellow men showed in articulate images.

    3. Invention of Hangeul
    The hall exhibits the process of making Hangeul by model and graphic panels, relics related to Hangeul, the theory of making Hangeul, and more.

    4. Science & Art
    This space offers literature related to King Sejong in digital rubbing, and holograms of a rain gauge, screens a documentary on the story with Park Yeon, and showcases various musical instruments such as Botaepyeong (ancestral ritual).

    5. Military Policy
    The space deals with King Sejong’s achievement including the conquest of Tsushima and Yi Man-ju’s conquest, the pioneering of the 4th squad, troop 6, and others during his reign.

    6. Hangeul Gallery
    This gallery is a planned exhibition that displays various genres of contemporary artists’ artworks related to Hangeul.

    7. Hangeul Library
    A library where one can find books on diverse topics about King Sejong, Admiral Yi Sun-shin and books of various genre.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Cafe, restaurants, gift shop


    Admission / Participation Fees

    Parking Facilities
    Park at the A section of Sejong-ro parking lot (B2F).

    Parking Fee
    300 won for every 5 min

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Free rental of MP3 (English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)
    Interpretation service (English, Chinese, Japanese) provided by volunteers.
    * Availability may vary according to schedule of volunteers.

    Exhibition Explanation Tour & Group visitors: Online reservation


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