National Museum of Korea Tours

Not only is the National Museum of Korea the best in the country, it’s also free. In a sweeping introduction to Korean art, culture and history, the museum houses more than 150,000 artifacts with around 11,000 on display, so you’ll have plenty to see, even if you’ve been to the museum before.

The three floors are divided into six total exhibit areas. On the first floor, you’ll find the Prehistory and Ancient History section and the Medieval and Early Modern History section, each displaying artifacts from the beginnings of Korean civilization through the Joseon Dynasty. The second floor houses the Calligraphy and Paintings section as well as an area designated for pieces donated by private collectors. The third floor contains a Sculptures and Crafts section and an Asian Arts section with cultural and artistic artifacts from various Asian countries.

If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to visit the onsite Children’s Museum, filled with interactive exhibits on traditional life in Korea. To enhance your experience, rent an audio guide from the museum’s information desk.
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Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am - 6pm Wed, Sat: 9am - 9pm Sun, Holidays: 9am - 7pm
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Seoul Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Palace Course

The royal palaces dotted around Seoul are widely considered among the South Korean capital’s most important sites of interest. With this hop-on hop-off  bus ticket, save time and effort reaching palaces including Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, and Gwangwhamun, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off the service at your leisure. With buses every 25 to 30 minutes and on-board audio guide bringing Seoul’s history to life, you can visit all the grand palaces in one day in comfort.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$18.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Guided Morning Tour in Seoul including the National Museum, Cheonggyecheon Stream and an Amethyst Factory

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Downtown and Panorama 2-Day Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour in Seoul

Seoul is a busy city of galleries, museums, parks, and sweeping Han River scenery—but hitting the highlights takes time and effort. With this 2-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket, enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace—with a different bus route for each day. Travel in comfort by open-top double-decker bus with panoramic city views, and reach top city attractions including Changgyeonggung Palace, Insadong, and the Namsangol Hanok Village with ease.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$28.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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National Museum of Korea and Unhyeongung Royal Residence Tour Including Traditional Korean Meal

Explore South Korean culture and heritage, and enjoy a traditional Korean lunch on this 4.5-hour National Museum of Korea and Unhyeongung Royal Residence tour from Seoul. Admire ancient treasures from South Korea’s past with your guide at the National Museum of Korea. Afterward, visit the Unhyeongung Royal Residence and learn of life under Joseon Dynasty rule. Follow your guide through the servants’ quarters, kitchens and grand halls, and admire the traditional Korean architecture. After a delicious bibimbap lunch, try on traditional Korean dress and imagine yourself as a Joseon-era courtier.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Seoul Museum Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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