Top 5 museums in Seoul

Personally I am a big fan of visiting museums abroad and spending several hours there to enjoy the exhibitions, objects, absorb the atmosphere and expand my knowledge. For you “fast-paced travellers” out there, it must be annoying to spend so much time at just one place but for me it is relaxing.Museums reflect the development of societies and nations in different kind of ways and show us how they want to be represented and be received. In the end the impact depends on one’s point of view.
I try  to visit one history, art and an ethnological museum while my travel, but I must confess I have a thing for maritime museums as well. So, take your time while travelling even if you are in a bustling city like Seoul.

As there are over 100 museums in Seoul, I picked just a few which are worth a visit

The National Museum of Korea
Closed on Mondays

Line 4 or the Jungang Line (Munsan-Yongmun) to Ichon Station. Go out exit 2, and walk 150m towards Yongsan Family Park.

National Folk Museum of Korea
Closed on Tuesdays

Line 3 to Gyeongbokgung Palace Station, exit 5 or to Anguk Station, exit 1o or Line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station, exit 2.

National Folk Museum of Korea, traditional bojagis (wrapping cloth)

Seoul Museum of Art
Line 1 to Seoul City Hall station (to the direction of the Seosonum annex building of Seoul City Hall), Exit 1 or Line 2 to Seoul City Hall Station, exit 11 or 12.

Seoul Museum of Art SeMA
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (designed by Zaha Hadid!)
Closed on Mondays
Line 2, 4 or 5 to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, exit 1.


King Sejong and Admiral Ti Sun-Shi Museums
Line 3 to Gyeongbokgung Station, exit 5 or line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station, exit 2.


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