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Museum of Traditional Korean Music 국립국악박물관

  • +82-2-580-3130
2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul

The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) features the Korean first gugak museum, holding about 6,000 pieces of gugak-related materials and relics which have both historical and cultural values. It is comprised of seven themed permanent exhibition halls that present 250 pieces of audio and video clips regarding gugak. In the 3D room, visitors can enjoy 3D animation at all times. Also, various interesting, special and planned exhibitions are held.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-580-3130 (Korean)

・Parking Facilities : Available
* Monday-Friday / 09:00-18:00

・Parking Fees : Free

・Closed : Every Monday, New Year's day

・Admission Fees : Free

・Operating Hours : Find details at the official website.

Program Information

Playing folk games, learning traditional muscial instruments, etc.

Industry Information

The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) opened in 1995, is located inside the National Center for Traditional Korean Performing Arts. Everything about traditional Korean music is exhibited here.

Collections Status

Exhibitions: 250 pieces / Collections: 6,000 pieces



Info. Services for Koreans

* 3D Video: Tuesday-Sunday / Duration: 15 minutes
Morning: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:20
Afternoon: 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

* Explanation Robot: Tuesday-Saturday by exhibition halls, up to 15 people (elementary school students or older), twice a day (10:00, 13:30)
Tuesday-Friday / Duration: 15-30 minutes
Saturday / Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

* Explanation Robot: Tuesday-Saturday by exhibition halls, up to 15 people (elementary school students or older), twice a day (10:00, 13:30)
Tuesday-Friday / Duration: 15-30 minutes
Saturday / Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

* Explanation Robot: English, Japanese, Chinese / Pre-reservations required


1) Nambu Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5.
- Green Bus Seocho 12, 4429

2) Bangbae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 1.
- Green Bus Seocho 07, 15, 17

3) Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 & 4), Exit 1.
Green Bus Seocho 17

4) Naebang Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 3).
Green bus Seocho 07. 15.

2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul


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