Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Local name서대문형무소역사관
LocationSeodaemun District, Seoul, South Korea

Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a museum and former prison in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was constructed beginning in 1907. The prison was opened on October 21, 1908, under the name Gyeongseong Gamok. During the early part of the Japanese colonial period it was known as Keijo Prison. Its name was changed to Seodaemun Prison in 1923, and it later had several other names.

Tags MuseumPrison MuseumHistory MuseumHistorical
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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. ( - 5 p.m. November - February)

Closed on 1 January, Lunar New Year and Chuseok (three-day holiday in September or October).


Adults (19+) 3,000 KRW
Teenagers (13 - 18) 1,500 KRW
Children (7 - 12) 1,000 KRW

More information and contact


Official Website

More information on

Phone +82 2 360 8590

Address 247, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Coordinates 37°34'28.332" N 126°57'22.742" E

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