Are you fond of history? Or do you love taking a journey to the past? Here is a list of famous museums in Seoul that let you know the historical stories of the city. Explore these popular museums of Seoul to educate yourself! You can visit things to do in Seoul page if you want to check all other attractions and activities.
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#1 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 84794 times in trip plans
29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
One of the darkest phases in the history of this country is extremely well documented in this museum located in the Yongsan-dong area of Seoul. The Korean War was one which had a number of significant influences on the nation and how it is today.
The museum houses war memorabilia, military equipment, period art and exhibits and is a huge draw for t...
#2 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 58202 times in trip plans
137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks ...
#3 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 85249 times in trip plans
Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This area in Jongno-gu district of South Korea is partly famous for the number of art galleries and tea shops that are present in the vicinity. But, the most iconic aspect of this area of the city is the huge number of antique shops that are present. Essentially, Insadong-gil has the largest number of antique stores in the city.
People can find a r...
#4 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 54853 times in trip plans
Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 09:30 pm
The Bukchon Village can be considered to be one of the best examples of living history in the city of Seoul. This area is over six hundred years old and people can get an intrinsic look into the ancient lives of the people of Korea. This locality is placed between Gyeongbok Palace, Jongmyo Royal Shrine and the Changdeok Palace.
This area is strewn ...
#5 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 33487 times in trip plans
37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 li...
#6 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 38133 times in trip plans
60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art uses modern technology and crisp displays to showcase some stunning works of art that are not available anywhere else in the world. From Modern art to traditional Korean arts, there is a great deal here to make a art connoisseur happy. The architecture of the museum is as spectacular as the collections. One can encou...
#7 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 33031 times in trip plans
40-1 Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:30 am - 11:00 pm
South Korea and Seoul in particular is one place where technological wonders can be seen in abundance. One of the most popular destinations in Seoul which can be considered to be the one must see destination is Lotte World. This amusement park holds a Guinness World Record for being the largest indoor theme park in the world.
The complete Lotte Wor...
#8 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 40466 times in trip plans
159 Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731, South Korea
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Since shopping is one of the major portions of the lives of all Koreans, it is only fitting that Asia’s largest underground shopping mall will be located in Korea. Coex Mall is a just a position of Convention Centers and Exhibition Centers, hence the name COEX. There are numerous smaller shopping malls located inside the main complex.
#9 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 15710 times in trip plans
55 Saemunan-ro, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
A place to witness the true soul of Seoul, its evolution and transformation, the Museum of History is a place that hosts educative displays ranging from prehistoric era to modern times. Visitors can also encounter some rare relics from the Joseon dynasty here. The museum has an interactive model of Seoul that allows you to see the most iconic build...
#10 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 29646 times in trip plans
Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This area in the Mapo-gu district in the western fringes of Seoul is a popular tourist destination for the young and happening. This place is a reflection of the international youth culture and is also a ground for exhibition for numerous indie and local popular culture exponents.
There are many different night clubs, discos, bars, cafes and pubs w...
#11 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 23903 times in trip plans
1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
The Blue House is the official place of residence for the President of the Republic of Korea. There are quite a few buildings in the Blue House complex and all of these official buildings are designed keeping intact the traditional Korean heritage and architecture.
The interiors of the buildings are quite modernized and the entire complex spans ove...
#12 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 52943 times in trip plans
Seogyo Plaza 20 Hongikro 3gil, Mapogu
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
Although a bit pricey, the Trick Eye museum promises to be a lot of fun for the whole family. Take whacky photos along with the 2D and 3D images and become a part of an illusionary world that is really just clever placement. Using 'trompe l'oeil' techniques, the museum has created several masterpieces that trick the eye and force visitors to think....
#13 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 20940 times in trip plans
61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Spanning 6 exhibition halls across a three story building, the SeMA is a modern art museum that is a delight to visit. Apart from the one permanent exhibition, ‘The Soul of Chun Kyung Ja’, the museum is constantly changing its exhibits which make it an exciting place to visit. There are a number of temporary exhibits that are displayed ...
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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
A great place to acquaint yourself with the culture and lifestyle of the Joseon dynasty that lasted from 1310 to 1910, the National Palace Museum of Korea is a treasure trove of artifacts and information. There are over 40,000 objects of interest dating back to various stages of the Joseon rule. The most interesting aspects of the museum are the ro...
#15 of 17 Museums in Seoul | Added 31273 times in trip plans
Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
This is one of the more traditional areas of the city of Seoul. ‘Dong’ is Korean for neighborhood and this neighborhood of Seoul has been listed as one of the most popular places that are actually off the tourist trail. People can visit this area and indulge in the traditional sights and sounds and people can actually understand how the...