The National Folk Museum Of Korea

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  • Address: 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-237043114
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids
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A great way to acquaint yourself with the evolution of daily lives of the Korean people, the National Folk Museum of Korea has about 4000 artifacts that give an interesting perspective on the lifestyle and culture of these people. Established in 1945 by the US Government, the museum has three exhibition halls. They are each dedicated to subjects like History of Korean People, Korean Way of Life and Lifecycle of the Koreans. Apart from this, there are yearly exhibits and open air displays too. A great place to visit if you are interested in knowing about the evolution of people and their lives.

Entrance Ticket Details For The National Folk Museum Of Korea

  • Parking fee applicable.
  • A ticket will be required if you wish to see the Gyeongbokgung Palace.

The National Folk Museum Of Korea Hours

  • Last admission is 1hr before closing.

How to Reach The National Folk Museum Of Korea

  • Nearest subway: Gyeonbokgung at Jeokseon-dong

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  • The National Folk Museum Of Korea Address: 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • The National Folk Museum Of Korea Contact Number: +82-237043114
  • The National Folk Museum Of Korea Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The National Folk Museum Of Korea: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 47.09% of people who visit Seoul include The National Folk Museum Of Korea in their plan

  • 73.32% of people start their The National Folk Museum Of Korea visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see The National Folk Museum Of Korea

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

66.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The National Folk Museum Of Korea

People normally club together Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace while planning their visit to The National Folk Museum Of Korea.

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The National Folk Museum Of Korea Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful collection with some amazing artifacts. A little challenging to navigate in English but the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are free tours at a couple times through the day which I would definitely recommend as the collections can get daunting if you’re going to try to explore them on your own. Really fun to just take it all in with a guide.

  • This museum is absolutely the best place to learn about Korean traditional culture free of charge. It took me almost two hours to go through all the exhibition! Every tourist visiting Seoul must visit here. I was impressed how ingenious their presentation was.

  • This was the best museum that I visited in Seoul. If you have any interest in the daily lives of ordinary Koreans throughout history, this is the place to go. Also, the gift shop here had a great selection of high-quality souvenirs.

  • Absolutely free museum showcasing Korea's history and beautiful culture. Simply laid out in a few sections by timezone and category with plenty of English markings and descriptors makes for a great visit for international visitors. Absolutely loved the diorama and recreations of traditional homes for commoners as well as lavish setups for kings and queens. Detailed aspects of clothing from hair braids/pins/combs to scarves to dresses. It contained everything you could ever want to know about how life was like in Korea for people hundreds of years ago. The details about how royalty was preserved in the culture and worshiped was also great information. Everything was presented in an easy to digest fashion for children and adults alike and you'll be fascinated by this museum at any age. Since it's almost within the palace, check this place out as you visit the attractions nearby including the flagship palace.

  • An interesting museum with depiction of Korean traditional lifestyle, culture and buildings. It's big, clean and spacious for easy walking. There is a cafe here as well. Exhibits are both indoor and outdoor (limited houses sample). There is a pagoda here aw well. Entrance is free here as it will be covered under the Palace ticket you purchased.

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