National Museum of Korea

Local name국립중앙박물관
LocationSeoul, South Korea

The National Museum of Korea is the flagship museum of Korean history and art in South Korea and is the cultural organization that represents Korea. Since its establishment in 1945, the museum has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art, continuously developing a variety of exhibitions and education programs.It was relocated to the Yongsan District in Seoul in 2005. On June 24, 2021, the National Museum of Korea opened a new branch inside Incheon International Airport. Located in the boarding area of the airport in front of Gate No.22, the branch was opened in celebration of the museum's 20th anniversary.

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Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, Sat: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Children's Museum sessions: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.


Free admission to Main Exhibition Hall and the Children's Museum, but tickets are required (please, refer to the official website for detailed information and reservation)

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +82 2 2077 9000

Address 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 140-026

Coordinates 37°31'25.875" N 126°58'47.765" E

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