The six-story building of the National Museum of Korea harmoniously blends traditional and contemporary styles. It was built to house more than 140,000 national relics and artifacts, and also to serve as a complex cultural facility with a sculpture garden, open plaza and outdoor exhibition area. The museum is divided into two exhibition areas for the purpose of displaying relics and artifacts through permanent and special exhibitions. The permanent exhibition consists of themed galleries including: a prehistory and ancient history gallery; a medieval and early modern history gallery; a calligraphy and art gallery; a sculpture and crafts gallery; and an Asian gallery and donations gallery. The special exhibitions are made up of various cultural arts events and programs alongside permanent exhibitions.
The children’s museum situated within the National Museum of Korea gives children a live experience of history and culture through hands-on activities, such as dressing up in armour and building an ancient castle. Also, children are allowed to touch relics which are exact replicas of the real relics on display.
Situated in the precinct of the museum, Theater Yong is a large scale performance hall equipped with 862 seats including 57 seats for the orchestra pit. It serves as a cultural art space where visitors can enjoy various performance arts such as classical and modern plays, dance and musicals.
|Address||137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul|
|Hours of Operation||Tuesday, Thursday and Friday : 10:00-18:00 / Wednesday and Saturday : 10:00 – 21:00 / Sunday and national holidays : 10:00–19:00|
|Holidays||Mondays and January 1st / The museum is open on Mondays if it is a holiday and closed on the next non-holiday day instead|
|Fee||Approximately 5,000 KRW|