National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul: Hours, Address, National Palace Museum of Korea Reviews: 4/5

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Jongno-gu
How to get there
  • Gyeongbokgung • 3 min walk
  • Gwanghwamun • 8 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
195 reviews
Excellent
75
Very good
91
Average
25
Poor
3
Terrible
1

JHL
Seoul, South Korea7,794 contributions
Not that big. But, well-maintained with valuable items
May 2020
This is one of the best museums in Korea. Shouldn't be missed if you visit Seoul.
- The location is close from metro Gyeongbokgung Station(line #3) and within the area of Gyeongbokgung Palace. However, like most other national museums, the admission is free.
- Starting from 2nd floor, it leads to 1st floor and B1F.
- There are royal treasures, clothes, publications, inventions, etc.
- Enough seats in the middle. No need to be afraid of getting exhausted in the way.
- The souvenir shop has fine products. Some of them are even affordable. A café is also awesome. I definitely recommend stopping by these two at the end.
Written 21 May 2020
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BillNabilah
Sepang, Malaysia271 contributions
Korea History
Oct 2019 • Friends
It is located within Gyeongbokgung Palace. Entrance is free. Inside the museum, you can collect beautiful stamps. A brief history about the past Korea. A lot of exhibition changing from time to time. Make sure to come here when you are in Seoul.
Written 14 March 2020
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ErkiBear
London, UK261 contributions
Great addition to a visit to Gyeongbokgung
Sep 2019
This museum is in the grounds of Gyeonbokgung palace and is a great place to get a bit more understanding about the Joseon dynasties - especially if you didn't have guided tour of the palace. Just the right size to be interesting but not bombard you with too much information.
Written 4 November 2019
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ellycmc7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia266 contributions
Informational
Jul 2019
Entrance is free and there is audio guide that you can rent at the information desk. It is located within Gyeongbukgung but just outside the ticketing booth. Plenty of displays and descriptions depicting the lives of the royal families who lived in the palaces. Took us an hour to complete though we would love to stay longer.
Written 12 August 2019
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Great museum
Jun 2019 • Solo
I arrived at the Gyeongbokgung Palace at 0930hr, too early to witness the changing of royal guards ceremony at 1000hr, Hence I decided to visit this nearby museum first. There are free digital locker to store my backpack.

This museum displays royal relics from the Joseon Dynasty. There are many exhibition halls, with each hall displaying exhibits of Kings of the Joseon Dynasty, Joseon Palaces, Royal Court Life, Korean Empire, Astronomy & Science Hall Ⅰ, Royal Court Paintings, Jongmyo, the Royal Ancestral Shrine, Royal Court Music, Royal Procession, Astronomy & Science Hall Ⅱ.

After visiting the museum, I have a better understanding of the King’s life during that era. Admission is free with toilet facilities and seats for resting.
Written 1 July 2019
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Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, FL584 contributions
Wonderful Historical Museum - on grounds of Gyeonghbokung Palace
Oct 2018 • Couples
This museum covering several dynasties of Korea is well worth a visit, and well take you 2-3 hours. Beautiful displays of wonderful historical objects. There is a small restaurant on site to take time to relax.
Written 25 June 2019
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Sophia
31 contributions
Great museum!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Entrance to the museum is free and audio guides of various languages can be obtained at the information desks at 1k KRW. The audio guide is user friendly which detects exhibits automatically so you dont have to key in anything.

The museum is well kept and organised and gives good explanation to the Josean dynasty. Worth going if you are heading to Gyeongbukgung grounds.
Written 15 June 2019
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,402 contributions
All About the Royals
Jun 2019 • Family
This was a free museum located off the main parade grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace. We toured the Palace and grounds first, watched the changing of the guards ceremony before heading indoors to tour this museum.

Inside there were three floors of history that covered practically all aspects of royal life, from birth until death, for the Joseon dynasty. The following stood out for us:

-The display on royal processions was quite impressive as it explained the size and significance of the various groups of people who were required to escort the king during a formal outing.
-The scientific accomplishments and capabilties including a water clock but unfortunately for us was going through maintenance during our visit.

I thought the displays and their explanations was very well put together and held the interest of the whole family. Compared to the crowds attending the changing of the guards ceremony it felt like we had the museum to ourself.
Written 13 June 2019
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doctorse7en
Hong Kong, China701 contributions
Wonderful exhibits regarding royal life
Jun 2019 • Solo
The museum is medium sized compared to most museums I've visited, but that means it is extensive enough to peak your interest but manageable enough to complete in one morning/afternoon session. The exhibits range all the way back to the 1300s until 1910 when the Korean royalty was overthrown by the Japanese.
Written 9 June 2019
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Elle
Greater London, UK20 contributions
Joseon Royalty
Jun 2019 • Friends
I felt walking through here that a lot was expected from crown prince from birth that from the age of 5 it was constant preparation to lead a country and to be a great king. Not that it was easier on crown princess.
It makes you reflect on the weight of a kingdom.
Written 5 June 2019
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National Palace Museum of Korea is open:
  • Tue - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00

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