National Folk Museum of Korea: Halls of Remembrance

National Folk Museum of Korea: Halls of Remembrance - The Daebak Company

Are you curious about what Korea is like?  If you want to experience a real adventure, come to The National Folk Museum of Korea, a place you must include in your South Korea travel bucket list. An excellent Korean travel guide needs a route with history, local daily life, and artifacts that were used in the past.

Are you excited to know more about this charming place? Daebak brings you a complete guide that will make you love everything about the museum.

What is the National Folk Museum of Korea?

The National Folk Museum of Korea displays Korea's daily life and culture through past artifacts used by its people. Visitors can learn about domestic and agricultural lifestyles and cultural beliefs in Korea through the exhibits.

Since its founding in 1946, the National Museum of Anthropology has primarily researched Korean culture while acquiring, preserving, and displaying cultural artifacts that have been popular in Korea. Over the years, they have held permanent and special exhibitions, published reports, and also held conferences and other public education programs.

The Korean National Folk Museum has three permanent exhibitions (Korean Traditional Daily Life, A Year in Korea, and Korean Life Passages), multiple special exhibitions, open-air exhibitions, and overseas exhibitions. 

Why is the National Folk Museum of Korea Famous?

Located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, the National Folk Museum in Korea is well known for its beautiful architecture since its building was constructed in a traditional Korean style with multiple stories.

From its foundation, and thanks to the constant work and search for different artifacts in many regions, it was possible to establish a clearer insight into the lifestyle and culture of Koreans.

How Do You Get to the National Folk Museum?

There are 4 ways to get to the museum: subway, bus, taxi, or walking. You can choose among the options from the National Folk Museum in Seoul below.

  • Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 5). 12 min walk.
  • Gwanghwamun Station (line 5, exit 2). 15 min walk.
  • Anguk Station (line 3 ). 10 min walk
  • Seoul City Hall (1.8km, 7 mins by taxi)

You can visit the National Folk Museum of Korea website for a more detailed schedule for the bus and subways here

National Folk Museum of Korea Entrance Fee

Although you get free admission, a fee must be paid through a ticket to enter Gyeongbokgung Palace. The cost is around 3,000 won (around $2.30) for adults and 1,500 won (about $1.15) for visitors ages 7 to 17.

Opening Hours

According to the National Folk Museum website, these are the opening hours:

  • March to October: 09:00-18:00
  • November to February: 09:00-17:00

Remember: Admission to the museum ends 1 hour before the closing time. 

Closing days

Due to holidays, the museum does not offer its services on the following days:

  • January 1st
  • Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day)
  • Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
It is important to mention that the museum is available to visit exhibitions and join guided tours without prior reservation. However, in the case of the children's museum, a prior online reservation is necessary; this service is only offered in Korean. Get to know more about the children's program and exhibits here

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