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Seoul Museum of History 서울역사박물관

  • www.museum.seoul.kr
55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display. The museum was renovated with modern updates in May 2002, 17 years after opening. The main exhibit halls are on the 3rd floor. Many of the Joseon Dynasty relics were donated during the Relic Donation Campaign. Also, the landscape of Seoul is recreated when it was the capital of the Joseon Dynasty. Another exhibit showcases the daily life of the Seoulites, while another presents items through an online cyber museum. The 1st floor has many convenient facilities such as a coat check and the Kids Corner playroom.

The Special Exhibition Hall, the Exhibition Hall for Donated Relics, and Museum Shop where cultural products are produced and sold, are also on the 1st floor. If you enjoy dainty foods and tea, visit the Gyeonghuigung Café. It is a cozy spot which stays open after museum hours.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-724-0274~5

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Parking Fees : Available (recommend taking public transportation)
※ Visitors using the museum get a parking stamp at the information desk on the first floor.
※ Parking hours: 08:00-22:00
※ Inquiries: +82-2-724-0234

・Closed : Mondays, January 1st

・Admission Fees : Free (Separate charges may apply for some special exhibitions)

・Operating Hours : * March-October: 09:00-21:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-19:00)
* November-February: 09:00-21:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-18:00)
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing.

・Structure Size : Exhibition Hall: 7,034㎡

Program Information

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Audio Guide free rental available (Information Desk, 1F)
Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (rental: 10:00-17:00)

Access

1) Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 7.
Upon exiting the station, turn around, and turn right at the 4-way Intersection.
Go straight about 500m to arrive at the museum on the right.

2) Seodaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.
Go straight about 600m to arrive at the museum on the left.

55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 543.4m
  • Subway Line 5 Seodaemun (서대문)- 628.8m
  • Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (경복궁(정부서울청사))- 640.8m

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