Know More about Korea History

Let’s travel with bnbhero to know more about Korea history and culture. We would like to introduce few of museum that you can visit and understand more about Korea…

1. The National Museum of Korea
(국립중앙박물관)

The National Museum of Korea is located about 1.5 km away from Yongsan Station. It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era.
This museum contain over 330,000 national treasures and relics spread out through six permanent exhibition halls with various themes.The museum also has a separately charged special exhibition hall and children’s museum.


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* Directions: Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang),     proceed to museum through connected underground passage.
* Operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 09:00-18:00 /
Wednesday, Saturday (extended hours) 09:00-21:00 / Sunday &
public holidays 09:00-19:00  (Closed Mondays)
* Admission: Permanent exhibition – free / Special and temporary
exhibition halls – fee applies
* Website: www.museum.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

2. National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관)

Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents over 4,000 historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of ordinary Korean people. In Here you can fully immerse yourselves in previous domestic and agricultural lifestyles, and learn about Korea’s cultural beliefs.The museum has three permanent exhibition halls and two special exhibition halls, as well as an open-air exhibition as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.

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Directions: Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5, walk for about 2 minutes.
Operating hours: Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Weekends & public holidays  09:00-19:00
※ Closed Mondays.
Website: www.gogung.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

3. National Hangeul Museum (국립한글박물관)

The National Hangeul Museum was opened on Hangeul Day, October 9, 2014 to revisit the history of the Korean language through the use of real materials. Occupying over 11,322㎡, the museum has one basement level and three ground levels, along with an outdoor grass field and resting area perfect for cultural events, exhibits, and education. “Footprints of Hangeul” showcases the path of hangeul, from its creation to its current form, and on into the future. Directions: Ichon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Gyeongui-Jungang), proceed to museum through connected underground passage.

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 * Operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday-Friday 09:00-18:00 /
Wednesday, Saturday (extended hours) 09:00-21:00 / Sunday &
public holidays 09:00-19:00
* Admission / Participation Fees : Free
*  Website: www.hangeul.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

4. Museum Kimchikan (뮤지엄김치간)

The museum has displayed historical relics related to kimchi, different types of kimchi, mock-ups of the kimchi-making process, and information about the efficacy derived from the kimchi fermentation process. The name changed to Kimchikan and has relocated to Insa-dong, a center of hallyu. The museum is spread out over three floors, introducing kimchi through many unique and fun ways.Visitors will learn about the origin and history of kimchi through historical books, paintings, and writings.

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* Directions: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6, walk for
about 5 minutes. / Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3,
walk for about 9 minutes.
* Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
※ Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) &
Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays & Christmas.
* Admission: Adults 5,000 won (additional fees apply for experience
program.)
* Website: www.kimchikan.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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