Best museums in Seoul

Check out the top museums in Seoul, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. National Museum of Korea
1. National Museum of Korea
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14 local reviews
National Museum of Korea, Seobinggo-ro
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2077-9000
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Vincent Themba
Beautiful park and home of the National Museum where you can fine some of Koreas ancient treasures, admission …
Yeji
It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fa…
Ju
National Museum of Korea. From Korean classic history to modern history can be known. You can go to Subway Lin…
1. National Museum of Korea
1. National Museum of Korea
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14 local reviews
National Museum of Korea, Seobinggo-ro
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2077-9000
Vincent Themba
Vincent Themba
Beautiful park and home of the National Museum where you can fine some of Koreas ancient treasures, admission free!
Yeji
Yeji
It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that tell the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancien…
Ju
Ju
National Museum of Korea. From Korean classic history to modern history can be known. You can go to Subway Line 4 at once. Please Take the e…
2. War Memorial of Korea
2. War Memorial of Korea
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21 local reviews
War Memorial of Korea, Itaewon-ro
+82 2-709-3139
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Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
My favorite museum in Seoul. Fantastic exhibitions about the Korean war and other wars from Korea's past. Grea…
Nate
The War Memorial was built to commemorate actors and victims in the wars which led to the modern nation state…
Youngjin
It is War Memorial Museum of Korea. Near my house, 25 min by on foot or 5 min by bus or subway.
2. War Memorial of Korea
2. War Memorial of Korea
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21 local reviews
War Memorial of Korea, Itaewon-ro
+82 2-709-3139
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
Sanghyun And Jo-Anna
My favorite museum in Seoul. Fantastic exhibitions about the Korean war and other wars from Korea's past. Great for history buffs and childr…
Nate
Nate
The War Memorial was built to commemorate actors and victims in the wars which led to the modern nation state. The museum also has the purpo…
Youngjin
Youngjin
It is War Memorial Museum of Korea. Near my house, 25 min by on foot or 5 min by bus or subway.
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
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68 local reviews
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sajik-ro
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+82 2-3700-3900
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David
Watch the guards changing parade or dress up in Korean traditional costume! This central palace is the biggest…
Ilwoo
Korean traditional palace who the king had lived. In palace, there are few remarkable museum. And sometimes th…
Miguel
Gyeongbokgung Palace The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of …
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace
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68 local reviews
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Sajik-ro
Closed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM
+82 2-3700-3900
David
David
Watch the guards changing parade or dress up in Korean traditional costume! This central palace is the biggest in Seoul and is popular among…
Ilwoo
Ilwoo
Korean traditional palace who the king had lived. In palace, there are few remarkable museum. And sometimes there are ceremonies that tradit…
Miguel
Miguel
Gyeongbokgung Palace The National Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum are located on the grounds of this palace, built six centuri…
4. 63 Building
4. 63 Building
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63 Building, 63-ro
+82 2-789-5663
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Yoon
63 building at yoido. Highst building in korea. It has amazing IMAX theater almosit huge building size screen…
Julie
The 63 Square skyscraper is a Yeouido landmark commanding spectacular views of the city. Standing 249 meters (…
Jin
63 building at yoido. Highst building in korea. It has amazing IMAX theater almosit huge building size screen…
4. 63 Building
4. 63 Building
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63 Building, 63-ro
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Yoon
Yoon
63 building at yoido. Highst building in korea. It has amazing IMAX theater almosit huge building size screen. It has special filmed naturem…
Julie
Julie
The 63 Square skyscraper is a Yeouido landmark commanding spectacular views of the city. Standing 249 meters (817 ft) high and comprising of…
Jin
Jin
63 building at yoido. Highst building in korea. It has amazing IMAX theater almosit huge building size screen. It has special filmed naturem…
5. 경희궁
5. 경희궁
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4 local reviews
1-126 신문로2가, 서울특별시
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-731-0531
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Jin-Ho
Nearby the Gyeonghuigung Palace is Seoul History Museum, Jeongdong Street, and the busy Jongno Street.
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has Seoul Museum of History.
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has Seoul Museum of History.
5. 경희궁
5. 경희궁
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4 local reviews
1-126 신문로2가, 서울특별시
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-731-0531
Jin-Ho
Jin-Ho
Nearby the Gyeonghuigung Palace is Seoul History Museum, Jeongdong Street, and the busy Jongno Street.
Helena
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has Seoul Museum of History.
Helena
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has Seoul Museum of History.
6. 국립고궁박물관
6. 국립고궁박물관
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2 local reviews
1-57 Sejongno, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-3701-7500
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Jay
National Palace Museum of Korea (국립고궁박물관)The National Palace Museum of Korea opened in 1992 displaying relics…
W.J
대한민국의 역사 museum of Korean traditional castle
W.J
대한민국의 역사 museum of Korean traditional castle
6. 국립고궁박물관
6. 국립고궁박물관
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2 local reviews
1-57 Sejongno, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-3701-7500
Jay
Jay
National Palace Museum of Korea (국립고궁박물관)The National Palace Museum of Korea opened in 1992 displaying relics from the Joseon Dynasty [1392…
W.J
W.J
대한민국의 역사 museum of Korean traditional castle
W.J
W.J
대한민국의 역사 museum of Korean traditional castle
7. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
7. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
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12 local reviews
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Itaewon-ro 55-gil
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:30 AM
+82 2-2014-6901
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Yeji
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, exhibits traditional and modern works of art by Korean and international artists…
Hye.
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is the perfect place to enjoy traditional and contemporary art created by Kore…
Vincent Themba
The LEEUM is a Modern art Museum but it has a large collection of traditional ceramics and artifacts. Best acc…
7. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
7. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
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12 local reviews
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Itaewon-ro 55-gil
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:30 AM
+82 2-2014-6901
Yeji
Yeji
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, exhibits traditional and modern works of art by Korean and international artists. The museum itself is just as…
Hye.
Hye.
The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is the perfect place to enjoy traditional and contemporary art created by Korean and international artists. …
Vincent Themba
Vincent Themba
The LEEUM is a Modern art Museum but it has a large collection of traditional ceramics and artifacts. Best accessed from Han-gan-jin station…
8. Deoksugung
8. Deoksugung
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12 local reviews
Deoksugung, Sejong-daero
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+82 2-771-9951
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Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has national contemporary Museum.
Jaydub
Deokstgung is one of the main palaces of Chosun Dynasty. It has interesting early modern buildings and municip…
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has national contemporary Museum.
8. Deoksugung
8. Deoksugung
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12 local reviews
Deoksugung, Sejong-daero
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+82 2-771-9951
Helena
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has national contemporary Museum.
Jaydub
Jaydub
Deokstgung is one of the main palaces of Chosun Dynasty. It has interesting early modern buildings and municipal museum inside of it. The st…
Helena
Helena
One of the palace in Seoul nearby, has national contemporary Museum.
9. Seoul Museum of History
9. Seoul Museum of History
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4 local reviews
55 Saemunan-ro, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-724-0274
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See Ming
Very new museum, very central, and free! Also convenient if you plan on visiting a palace or two. It's down t…
Kyung-Hee And Jenny
I am always amazed how fast Korea developed. Check out the museum to learn how the city went from unpaved road…
Kang
Seoul Museum of History
9. Seoul Museum of History
9. Seoul Museum of History
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4 local reviews
55 Saemunan-ro, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
02-724-0274
See Ming
See Ming
Very new museum, very central, and free! Also convenient if you plan on visiting a palace or two. It's down the street from Deoksugung pala…
Kyung-Hee And Jenny
Kyung-Hee And Jenny
I am always amazed how fast Korea developed. Check out the museum to learn how the city went from unpaved roads to high-tech glas towers!
Kang
Kang
Seoul Museum of History
10. Seoul Museum of Art
10. Seoul Museum of Art
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7 local reviews
61 Deoksugung-gil, Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
02-2124-8800
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Bo
A museum where local experimental art exhibitions are held next to Deoksugung stonewall walkway.
Jinjoo
Seoul museum of art. You could find variety art from past to now.
K
National museum
10. Seoul Museum of Art
10. Seoul Museum of Art
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7 local reviews
61 Deoksugung-gil, Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, Seoul
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
02-2124-8800
Bo
Bo
A museum where local experimental art exhibitions are held next to Deoksugung stonewall walkway.
Jinjoo
Jinjoo
Seoul museum of art. You could find variety art from past to now.
K
K
National museum
11. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
11. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
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7 local reviews
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Sejong-daero
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2022-0600
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Bo
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, which exhibits the worldwide contemporary art.
Y
It is a museum located in Deoksugung, a beautiful Korean palace. I highly recommend.
Ji-Sun
Visitors can appreciate modern art. Closed : Mondays and January 1st. *Museum Hours -Tuesday, Thursday, Frida…
11. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
11. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
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7 local reviews
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung, Sejong-daero
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2022-0600
Bo
Bo
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, which exhibits the worldwide contemporary art.
Y
Y
It is a museum located in Deoksugung, a beautiful Korean palace. I highly recommend.
Ji-Sun
Ji-Sun
Visitors can appreciate modern art. Closed : Mondays and January 1st. *Museum Hours -Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday : 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm…
12. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
12. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
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27 local reviews
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Eulji-ro
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2153-0000
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Jay
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located …
Hojin
3mins away from home. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-ed…
Yun
Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid. The architecture is just amazing! In DDP you have many design …
12. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
12. Dongdaemun Design Plaza
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27 local reviews
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Eulji-ro
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+82 2-2153-0000
Jay
Jay
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemu…
Hojin
Hojin
3mins away from home. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a blend of traditional buildings, relics and cutting-edge modern multicultural facili…
Yun
Yun
Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid. The architecture is just amazing! In DDP you have many design shops and items. You have also…