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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
+82 2-3701-7500
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the ground of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Very extensive exhibits of over 20,000 royal relics from the Joseon Dynasty. Very detailed information about about the royalty. It covers the Royal symbols and records, ancestral rites, palace architecture, Joseon sciences and the Royal...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This museum perfectly complements the Gyeongbokgung Palace by showcasing many royal artifacts from the 27 kings of the Joseon Dynasty, including a GM car from the early 20th century. Similar to the National Folk Museum nearby, entrance to this museum is also free although its...More

Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Conveniently linked to the subway, this should be your first stop before visiting the palace to gain a better understanding of the history of the place. It is bigger than it looks and has lots of exhibit over 3 floors. We covered less than 2...More

Thank HauGengA
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Admission is free so even if you don't like it, no harm no foul. The museum has some nice objects but nothing really spectacular, but you also get an insight into palace life and the sad short lived life of the Korean Empire. General descriptions...More

Thank D13O
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This museum contains a vast array of memorable artifacts. The layout is very simple and clear. The high spot for me were the two vinatage burgandy cars. Looked stunning.

Thank 429Happy
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We went here after arriving to visit the Palace on a Tuesday (when it was shut):). So we decided to go into the museum (which is free). We took advantage of the headphone facility in English for a small price and spent the afternoon here....More

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