Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

4.5
#11 of 154 in Museums in Seoul
Seoul Museum of History tells the story of the South Korean capital from prehistoric to modern times. Browse through an impressive collection of artifacts, porcelain pieces, historical photographs, imperial clothes, calligraphy, large models of traditional urban settlements, and colorful human-size mannequins. This very informative museum focuses on the Joseon dynasty and its modernization efforts, giving you an appreciation of the city's heritage and future direction. Visit the courtyard to see an old restored tramcar and various stone sculptures. With an interactive education room for children and a shop with a wide range of Seoul memorabilia, the place is suitable for family visits. Use our Seoul trip planner to add Seoul Museum of History and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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  • Only had an hour and a half as we had bought tickets to a film showing across the street. This is a truly excellent museum, built intelligently with fascinating exhibits. The time spent was not nearly...  more »
  • I love going to museums and the admission for this one is free. They have it organized clearly and you can learn about Korean history. They also have a small cafe that sells drinks, coffee, tea and li...  more »
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  • Nice museum covering the history of Seoul. It's free (and has AC if your looking to escape a hot and/or humid day). Wish there was more information in English. The main room descriptions are in English, but most of the actual items are not. The Seoul city model is amazing!
  • Very nice museum. It is free and has plenty of English information on the displays (we have been to some others that did not). We spent about 4 hours here. We do read pretty much every display though sooooo. You could probably stroll through in an hour or two if you just want to skim it. We also ate at the restaurant in the museum. A Korean woman had to help us order from the machine because they didn't have pictures, but it was super yummy and inexpensive! I would definitely recommend 👍
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