National Museum of Korea

After visiting War Memorial of Korea, I’ve decided to visit the largest museum in Korea. Yup! National Museum of Korea is the sixth largest museum in the world. The museum contains about 310,000 pieces of artifacts, with 15,000 pieces on exhibition at one time.


I went there during the Chuseok that’s why I was able to catch some traditional performances in front of the Main Exhibition Hall.


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I really want to share the pictures inside the museum but unfortunately, I accidentally delete the folder on my phone. As you know, I only post pictures I took so I’ll do my best to post some recovered photos. If ever I grab any photo, I make sure I put credits in the caption.

  • First Floor – Prehistoric to Early Modern History
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  • Second Floor – Korean Paintings, Buddhist Art, Calligraphy
  • Third Floor – Buddhist Sculptures, Metal Arts, Ceramics
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Here’s my photo near the mirror pond across the museum. The building faces south, with a lake in front (water) and mountains behind. This is in accordance with traditional Korean architecture rules.

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I really feel bad that my pictures were deleted. Good thing is that I recovered the pictures uploaded in this post. I’ll update if ever I get the chance to go back there.

National Museum of Korea

Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Korea
Opening Hours:
| Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am to 6pm | Wed, Sat: 9am to 9pm | Sun, Holiday: 9am to 7pm | Closed on Mondays |
Admission Fees:
Free for permanent exhibitions


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