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National Folk Museum of Korea Tours

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National Folk Museum of Korea
Housed in the beautiful Joseon dynasty Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea highlights the history, agriculture, and folk art of the Korean peninsula. The collection consists of nearly 100,000 artifacts, as well as some historical buildings and 20th-century structures in an open-air setting. 

The Basics

Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Seoul, but not all visitors realize that the on-site National Folk Museum is included with palace admission. The permanent collection is divided into three themed areas covering the traditional Korean way of life, Korean life during the Joseon dynasty, and the life cycle of Koreans. Many guided walking tours of the palace include a visit to the museum. These tours can be combined with other Seoul attractions, such as Bukchon Hanok Village, Jogyesa Temple, or some of the other royal palaces in the city.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Folk Museum of Korea is a popular option for history lovers and those interested in Korean culture.
  • Admission to the museum is included in your ticket to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
  • Audio guides in English are available for rent from the information desk; an ID is required.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and wheelchairs and strollers are available free of charge.

How to Get There
The National Folk Museum of Korea is located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace and is well-connected by public transportation. Take line 3 of the Seoul Subway to Anguk or Gyeongbokgung or line 5 to Gwanghwamun. Several public buses also stop in the Sejong-ro area.

When to Get There
The National Folk Museum of Korea is open daily throughout the year, though hours vary by season. Head to the museum upon entering the palace complex first thing in the morning to browse the collection without the crowds.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace stands as one of the most impressive of Seoul’s Joseon dynasty palaces. You could easily spend half a day touring the complex, which includes a changing of the guard ceremony at Gwanghwamun and the National Palace Museum of Korea, in addition to the National Folk Museum of Korea.
Address: 37 Samcheong-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea, South Korea
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