Enough about food, back to some culture! During out stay in Seoul we also visited the National Museum of Korea, which is truly amazing. Not just because of its collection, but also its architecture and size. Our travel guide said that it’s one of the top 10 biggest museums in the world, and I can believe it.
The museum has three floors. Each floor is split up into different sections. Floor one consists of the Prehistory, Ancient History Gallery, Medieval and Early Modern History Gallery. Floor two houses a gallery made up of donations by individuals and the Calligraphy and Painting Gallery. Floor three holds the Sculpture and Crafts Gallery, the Asia Gallery and a small exhibition about the G20 Summit in Seoul 2010.
All floors had some fantastic exhibits, but personally I enjoyed the Asian Art Gallery on the third floor the most!
Closed every Monday and January 1st. If Monday is a national holiday the museum will stay open and close the following day.
Tues, Thurs & Fri 09:00 – 18:00
Wed & Sat 09:00 – 21:00
Sun & holidays 09:00 – 19:00
How to get to the National Museum of Korea:
Take line 4 to Ichon station, leave exit 2 and head straight.