The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is a private art collection run by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. The museum itself is a work of art, with the museum’s buildings designed by famous architects Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas. These buildings sit atop a hill that’s between Namsan Mountain and across the Han River, which provides it a beautiful view of the surroundings. Once inside, you’ll see the museum’s permanent gallery housed in two different buildings; Museum 1 displays traditional pieces of art, including ceramics, paintings, calligraphy and metal crafts works; Museum 2 displays modern and contemporary art for both domestic and foreign artists. Of course, they have special exhibitions throughout the year as well. If you’re looking for a day of art, culture and history in Seoul, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is widely considered one of the best art museums in Seoul.
* Discounts available (5,000 won) to students (aged 7-24), and seniors (65+)
* Free entry for visitors aged 6 and below
Guided tours at: 10:30AM, 1:30PM and 3PM (on weekends)