Immerse yourself in the Korean traditions, cultural beliefs, and agricultural lifestyles at The National Folk Museum of Korea. The museum showcases over 4,000 relics and historical artifacts which were once used in everyday lives of the nation's ordinary populace. Explore the traditional building, which contains three permanent and two themed exhibitions, in order to learn about Korea's past and more importantly, its people. In addition to content-rich exhibitions, you can also visit the museum's library to gain more insight on particular topics. The site also features a souvenir shop where you can purchase gifts and memorabilia. Use our Seoul tour itinerary planning app to visit The National Folk Museum of Korea on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to The National Folk Museum of Korea
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The National Folk Museum of Korea Reviews
This was an interesting park with historical artifacts used by Koreans in the daily lives. It is located in the grounds of the Gyeongbokgong Palace.It was established by the US Government in 1945 and ... more »
Folk Museum is quite nice and all, but if you have already been in the National Museum (and you should), this one doesn't offer that much. It is close to the palaces however so if you have time just b... more »
We had a great and detailed introduction about life, culture and history of Korea. For a Korean culture lover like me, this is a great way to appease the thirst for knowledge about the country. I really appreciated how the museum have depicted the evolution and values of Korean people. Upon stepping outside the museum itself, one will be able to experience the games that Korean play during the old times. Like arrow throwing and rolling the metal rings. My family and I tried it but we are not that successful in accomplishing it. Nonetheless, it was a really fun experience for all of us. Inside the museum grounds are real-life replicas of Korean traditional houses, stores, printing machines and other structures (fully furnished) for tourists to enjoy.
It's very interesting with extensive collections and free entry. It covers the history of Korean people and culture. They have 3 permanent exhibitions and 2 thematic exhibitions, you would spend approximately 3 hours to enjoy all of them.
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