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National Museum of Korea Tours

National Museum of Korea
Not only is the National Museum of Korea one of the best museums in the country, it’s also free. Offering a sweeping introduction to Korean art, culture, and history, the museum houses more than 150,000 artifacts with around 12,000 on display. There’s always plenty to see, even if you’ve been to the museum before.
 
The Basics

The three floors of this museum are divided into six exhibit areas. For a better understanding of the massive collection, book a guided tour. It’s also possible to combine a tour of the collection with guided visits to the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and the Seoul Museum of History. No ticket is required to visit the main exhibition hall, but the Children’s Museum requires a free ticket, available at the museum or online.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The National Museum of Korea is a must-visit for history buffs and first-time visitors.
  • Book your ticket to the on-site Children’s Museum online ahead of time, as the free tickets are limited.
  • English audio guides are available for rent from the museum’s information desk.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible, and both wheelchairs and strollers are available to borrow for free in the Great Hall.
 
How to Get There
The National Museum of Korea is centrally located and well-connected to public transportation. To get there, take the Seoul Metro to Ichon Station and leave through Exit 2. The museum is also a stop on the Seoul hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open daily throughout the year, with the exception of New Year’s Day and Chuseok in September. Evening hours are extended on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and other public holidays.
 
Museum Layout
On the first floor, you’ll find the Prehistory and Ancient History, Medieval, and Early Modern History sections, each displaying artifacts from the beginnings of Korean civilization through the Joseon Dynasty. The second floor houses the Calligraphy and Paintings as well as an area designated for pieces donated by private collectors. The third floor contains a Sculptures and Crafts exhibit, as well as an Asian Arts section with cultural and artistic artifacts from various Asian countries.
Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience National Museum of Korea

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The Non-Touristy DMZ Private Day Trip: North Korea & Nature

The Non-Touristy DMZ Private Day Trip: North Korea & Nature

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Enhance your time in Seoul with a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) that separates North and South Korea.Take in the main highlights of the area and learn more about the history of Korea. Your local host will answer all of your questions and will provide you with historical insights and facts to help you make the most of your day. On this private day trip,you’ll visit the 4km-wide DMZ and get the chance to peek into North Korea from the Eulji observatory. Check out the 'Punch Bowl', an area where soldiers from both countries fought hand-to-hand. You’ll also get to learn more about the tense history of the area while enjoying the sight of untouched natural beauty around. Get a chance to explore the 4th Invasion Tunnel, located on one of the most strategic routes and built hundreds of meters underground. Please keep in mind that for this day trip you need to bring your passport. This is very important to remember, as it is mandatory to enter the area. Join now to find out more!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2h Tour - National Museum of Korea (Morning or Afternoon)

2h Tour - National Museum of Korea (Morning or Afternoon)

Discover some of the highlights of the National Museum of Korea (NMK) with a licensed guide, and get a flavor of one of the Korea’s oldest and finest museums. Because there is so much to see, you could spend at least 6 hours at the NMK and still not discover it all and it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Our guided tour ensures you don’t miss any of the highlights, provides background information about famous relics, and introduces you to less-known artifacts and masterpieces details along the way. ● Guided tour: maximize your time and head straight for the must-see relics and paintings ● Choice of morning or afternoon tour departures available ● Personalized small-group tour with a maximum of fifteen participants ● For convenience, providing the personal Wireless Tour Guide System ● After the tour, keep looking around the museum on your own till the closing time, to see more or to see the things we have shown
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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National Museum of Korea Private Tour: Seoul Exploration Game

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National Museum of Korea Private Tour: Seoul Exploration Game

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Explore the National Museum of Korea in Seoul in a unique way: by playing a city exploration game where you have to save the world. You will follow clues & solve missions while you discover fascinating local stories. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. The entrance in the museum is free, but you have to register before you visit After you buy the quest, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app for unlocking the game. It will take you 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. STORYLINE You’re the world’s only hope—and the clock’s ticking. Hidden in the National Museum of Korea is an artifact capable of unimaginable destruction, and you’ve been tasked with finding it. Luckily, there are a series of clues for you to decipher. So, are you ready to save the world?
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  • 1 hour
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Korea Past and Present 7days 6nights

Korea Past and Present 7days 6nights

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Immerse in Korea’s rich culture on this guided adventure that includes six nights 4-star accommodation with breakfast. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok, the DMZ, Jeonju, Itaewon, and the National Museum of Korea, and enjoy a Han River cruise. Wear “hanbok” dresses, discover the art of traditional paper, learn to make kimchi, “bibimbap” rice, and “makgeolli” rice wine, and enjoy a Korean food feast with locals.
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  • 7 days
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EXO Showtime Filming Location Private Tour in Seoul

EXO Showtime Filming Location Private Tour in Seoul

Calling for all EXO-L worldwide to join in a dream tour in Seoul! Special made for you fangirl and fanboy of the worldwide phenomenal boyband - EXO Featuring K Star Road, SM Artium, EXO‘s Kai Café – KAMONG, SUM Market, DDP, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, and Hongdae Shopping Street,join this tour and find a better way of fangirling and fanboying in Seoul! ------------------ ITINERARY ------------------ ✦ 09:00 Hotel Pick up ✦ K Star Road ✦ SM Artium ✦ EXO‘s Kai Café – KAMONG ✦ SUM Market ✦ DDP ✦ Bukchon Hanok Village ✦ N Seoul Tower ✦ Hongdae Shopping Street ✦ Back to Seoul hotel ------------------- Car Options ------------------- - Sedan [up to 4 seats with small luggage (not available for large size)] - Van [up to 9 seats with luggage]
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  • 10 hours
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Produce 101 Private Tour: Training Center, Mnet Studio, and K212 Cafe

Produce 101 Private Tour: Training Center, Mnet Studio, and K212 Cafe

Special made for thousands of Produce 101’s biggest fans worldwide, we kindly present you a dream tour - "Produce 101 Private Tour: Training Center, Mnet Studio, and K212 Cafe" To start the tour, our first stop is the famous Mnet Studio, where Produce 101 program airing weekly. If you lucky enough, you will have a precious chance to encounter some of K-pop influencers, or some Produce 101 trainees even better. After the Mnet Studio visit, we will bring you to the training center where the Produce 101 contestants are stayed in Paju. Spend some times in this place as if you were one of the trainee! We will also take you to visit K212 Cafe, that is Wanna One themed cafe, where Wanna One members love to visit. ITINERARY ✦ 09:00 Hotel pick up & go to Mnet Studio (CJ E&M Center) ✦ Mnet Studio (CJ E&M Center) & MYCT Store ✦ Produce 101 Dorm & Training Center ✦ Paju Provence Village & Heyri Art Valley + Lunch ✦ Seoul K.212 Cafe ✦ Banpo Bridge Night View ✦ Back to hotel
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  • 10 hours
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A Day as Produce 101 Trainee and Dorm Visit Tour in Paju

A Day as Produce 101 Trainee and Dorm Visit Tour in Paju

Special made for Produce 101’s biggest fans, we kindly present you a dream tour – A Day as Produce 101 Trainee and Dorm Visit Tour in Paju. To perfect the tour, we will give you a chance to rent Produce 101 school uniform in Seoul. After that, we will bring you to the training center where the contestants are stayed in Paju. Spend some times in this place as if you were one of the trainee! ITINERARY ✦ 09:00 Hotel pick up & go to Ehwa Gyobok Jamsil ✦ Rent Produce101 Uniform at Ehwa Gyobok Jamsil ✦ Produce 101 Dorm & Training Center ✦ Paju Provence Village and Heyri Art Valley + Lunch ✦ K.212 Cafe (Wanna One Favorit Cafe) ✦ Return uniform at Ehwa Gyobok* (Optional: Banpo Bridge Night View / GO TO Mall)** ✦ Back to Seoul hotel *If you rent a uniform for one day only, you have go to Ehwa Gyobok Jamsil to return the uniform ** If you rent a uniform for two days, you can choose to visit Banpo Bridge/GO TO Mall
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  • 10 hours
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Seoul Museum Tour; Leeum Samsung Museum&National Museum

Seoul Museum Tour; Leeum Samsung Museum&National Museum

Visit three of the South Korean capital’s most impressive museums in one day on this 4-hour walking tour in Seoul. Travel through Seoul by air-conditioned minivan as a guide sheds light on the city’s diverse museums and galleries. During your tour, visit the National Museum of Korea — the country’s flagship museum — the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and the Seoul Museum of History. Delve into South Korea’s colorful Joseon-era history, admire historic and modern artworks from across the peninsula, and see a side to the country many visitors miss.
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  • 4 hours
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My favorite private tour in Seoul

My favorite private tour in Seoul

1. Mainly family-oriented tourists complain that it is difficult to tour all over Seoul by using public transportation. Also, in the aftermath of COVID-19, it is perfect for customers who want a safer private means rather than public transportation. 2. Unlike traditional tours, where all courses are set in a batch, it is a customized tour product that can be selected and configured from a variety of genre tourist attractions options such as culture, history, art, and leisure. 3. In addition to the options presented, any attractions of particular interest are reflected in the tour course. This is a new concept tour such as unlimited free pass to enjoy Seoul in the most special and comfortable way. (* Within the set tour time) 4. This is the best product for tourists who want to enjoy Seoul compactly and comfortably in one day in a premium luxury van. Before traveling, messages are exchanged directly with the operator, schedules are adjusted, and tours with optimum satisfaction are provided.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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 City Sightseeing Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience Seoul on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. This historic city has become a key global player in recent times, with skyscrapers rising high into the sky, amidst a backdrop of mountains and palaces. Hop on and off the bus to your heart’s content, immersing yourself into the culture by exploring the bustling shopping scene of Myeong-dong, or having a relaxing stroll through the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village. You'll also learn fascinating facts via the on-board audio commentary, as you pass by iconic landmarks such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower. This tour gives you the chance to utilise up to 3 bus routes across the city, depending on the ticket you opt for. And there's also the prospect of adding a night tour to your itinerary, in order to see the bright lights of this remarkable city when the sun has gone down.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon Stream and an Amethyst Factory

Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon Stream and an Amethyst Factory

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Delve into South Korean culture, history, and tradition at the National Museum of Korea on this 3.5-hour morning tour of Seoul. Follow a guide through the National Museum of Korea and admire in-depth displays of artifacts dating as far back as the Joseon era. Stroll along the banks of the Cheonggyecheon Stream — recently renovated to provide an oasis of calm in downtown Seoul. Then, visit an amethyst factory and admire the colorful stones for which South Korea is famous.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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