National Museum of Korea provides visitors with an opportunity to understand about the culture and artwork of Korea.
The largest museum in the country houses precious Korean cultural assets that demonstrates the story of Korea’s fascinating history, life, and arts, from hand axes of the Paleolithic period, to celadons of the Goryeo dynasty, to paintings of the Joseon dynasty, to modern photography.
In addition to a number of exciting exhibitions, the National Museum of Korea also stages numerous cultural activities related to relics collection and preservation, research and analysis, academic publications, international cultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.
To make the museum experience more pleasant and enjoyable, the museum provides docents to give tours in six different languages. And, Children’s Museum will provide entertaining and educating tour for kids.
Furthermore, people of all ages have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational events and quality cultural programs specifically designed to suit different groups so that they can learn more about Korea’s numerous relics and works of art. Visitors can also attend fabulous world-class performances and concerts at Yong Theater in the museum.
For those who prefer to simply enjoy the afternoon in the tree-filled park, the museum have a number of environmentally friendly spaces and rest areas adjacent to the museum.
Permanent Exhibitions The National Museum of Korea is the most representative and extensive museum in Korea. More than 13,000 of those pieces are always on display in our six permanent exhibition sections, where visitors can examine numerous national treasures of Korea, including Pensive Bodhisattva (Korean National Treasure #78 or #83), Goryeo Celadon Openwork Burner (#95), Ten-Story Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site (#86), and Gold Crown from Silla (#191).