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National Museum of Korean Contemporary History 대한민국역사박물관

  • +82-2-3703-9200
  • much.go.kr
198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is the first national modern contemporary museum ever opened in Korea and it showcases the nation’s history in a comprehensive and structured way. The museum first opened its door to the public on December 26, 2012. Located in Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, the building where the museum is currently housed was formerly that of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Its current renovated state has 4 open-run exhibition chambers and 2 themed, rotating exhibit halls. Also inside the building is a seminar room, lecture hall, café, souvenir shop and a rooftop garden.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3703-9200

・Closed : New Year's Day, every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday)

・Admission Fees : Free

・Operating Hours : Tue-Sun 09:00-18:00
※ 09:00-21:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays
※ Last admission one hour before closing

・Structure Size : * Site area 6,445㎡
* Total floor area 10,734㎡
* Exhibition area 3,072㎡
* Storage area 440㎡
* Education facility 523㎡

・Duration : Around 1 hr - 1 hr 30 min

Collections Status

Nearly 4,000 pieces

Program Information

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Programs Available for Foreigners

[Education Programs]
- Program: Easy-learn Korean Contemporary History
- Eligibility: Group of 20+ foreign visitors or multi-cultural families
- Reservation and inquiry: +82-2-3703-9246

Info. Services for Koreans

Tuesday-Sunday (5 times a day) - 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Wednesday & Saturday (nighttime opening): 6 times until 19:00
* Inquiry: +82-23703-9250~2

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Chinese: Wednesday 14:30
English: Thursday 14:30
Japanese: Friday 14:30
* Inquiry: +82-2-3703-9250~2

Reservations

No reservation required
* Reservation for Korean exhibition explanations: +82-2-3703-9252

Reservation for Foreigners

No reservation required
* Exhibition explanation in foreign languages: +82-2-3703-9252

Info. Services for Koreans

General Overview

Tel: +82-2-3703-9233

Access

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (750m)
Upon exiting walk in the direction of the palace.  Cross the plaza on the opposite side of the palace entrance and turn right once you have crossed the street and continue walking.  The museum will be on your left.

Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (800m)
Walk straight turning left right before the plaza at the big intersection in front of the palace gates.  The museum will be on your left.  

Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2. (360m)  
Walk straight and the palace will be on your right.  

Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1. (770m)
Exit straight, and continue walking until you reach Gwanghwamun Plaza.  Turn right when you reach the plaza, and the museum will be on your right.

198, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 337m
  • Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (경복궁(정부서울청사))- 426.7m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 616.9m

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