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National Palace Museum of Korea

12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
+82 2-3701-7500
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12 Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03045, South Korea
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum today. It is located in the compound of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is rest assured much more interesting than the Palace which is essentially a haunt of self seeking selfie takers. The museum is fascinating and looks at the rulers of the...More

Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is another heaven for history lovers! The museum can be found inside the compound of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and does not charge admission fee. It is a huge place with various galleries that offer a clear glimpse of the past of South Korea. Displays...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We thought we might as well look around here whilst visiting the palace and were happy we did. It’s a small museum but full of lovely things, the staff are so friendly there and seemed happy we had visited, 2 smiling ladies asked us to...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited gyeonbukgung palace and stopped in the cafe here for a quick coffee. It's cozy & comfy inside but it took ages to make the coffee and it was luke warm when we finally got it. I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The National Palace Museum of Korea is within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was opened in 1992. Many of the exhibits are mainly from the three palaces and date back to the Joseon Dynasty from late 14th century. The palaces are Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I visited this museum three years ago. Then I was impressed by the English speaking guide who walked the two of us around the exhibits and answered our many questions. Besides the regular exhibits, this museum occasionally holds special exhibitions, sometimes with a small charge...More

Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Although it's inside the palace grounds, this museum is completely free and you don't need to visit the palace to see the museum. Considering all the Seoul palaces are bereft of antiquities and treasures, the museum is the only place you can discover what treats...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited the museum after checking out the Gyeongbokgung Palace. There were royal seals on display, a couple of royal cars etc. There were other royal regalia on display. It was alright, since I was there visiting the palace anyway.

Thank AhmadDundee
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited this museum first before entering Gyeongbokgung palace. Entry was free and there were some interesting exhibits. Good for a short visit but history buffs would probably stay longer. Easy to access.

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

What caught my eyes were royal cars displayed in the museum. Otherwise, other museums offer more. It is free, which is a bonus.

Thank CirilB
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