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The National Folk Museum of Korea

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The history of ordinary Koreans.
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37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, South Korea
+82 2-3704-3114
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The National Folk museum of Korea is free. There is an inside and outside component. I favored the outside portion the most. The inside has an exhibition of history of everyday culture, of major life events, artifacts and special exhibitions featuring galleries to educate you...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun fact: This museum is built in modern days. Although for ordinary people, this museum may blend in with Gyongbuk Palace. But for historians, the style of this building do not follow traits of traditional Korean palaces. Rather, it is more of a Buddhism-style building....More

Thank TravelingLia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Check this place out preferably on a warm day when its not raining. A lot of walking and out door things but again someplace that is must see in Korea.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The folk museum is a charming and information- laden introduction to Korea in past times. It greatly helps your understanding and appreciation of Korea.

Thank Goldz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was perfect for a cool yet sunny autumn day since many of the sites were outdoors in a park-like setting. The exhibits in the museum gave insight to Korean life and traditions of days past. Also, there was a special exhibit on “Salt”,...More

Thank LizabethRose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice facility with impressive exhibits of Korean lore through the ages. Something here for everyone. Easy pace and easy to navigate. Thoroughly enjoyed the time here. You move at you own pace. While perhaps not a must see it is worth the time and...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While returning from samcheongdong gil road, i explored this place and as the entrance was free (which is usually not for museums) i decided to go inside. I must say it was worth a visit. Very well maintained open air museum, exhibiting everyday life of...More

Thank SoniNavneetRai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this museum. It was a great opportunity to get a glimpse of how South Korean lived before and how they went with their lives day in and day out. The place was so serene. This museum offered a load of great spots to...More

Thank Njbella154943
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you're visiting the Palace, go see the museum as well. It's walking distance and within the palace grounds. Shows cultural and historical pieces. Does not take a long time to explore the place - and on a hot day, they have good air conditioning,...More

Thank lbkelsall
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We arrived on time to get an English speaking tour of the Museum. The displays are well marked in English and Korean, but the tour guide really added to our appreciation of this museum. Although this museum is inside the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace,...More

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