National Folk Museum of Korea – Seoulistic

National Folk Museum of Korea

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Connected to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea gives the visitor an insight into the daily lives of Koreans at different times of history. It has relics and artifacts from ancient Korean times with information on how the folk villagers of Korea became the hyper modern Seoulites of today. It’s a fun museum that takes the visitor back in time to different eras.  Case in point is the 70-80s street where you can walk around and see what a Korean school classroom of that period looked like, what a barbershop looked like, etc. The gift shop here is particularly notable for its beautiful prints. Also, if you’re lucky, you may catch the traditional Korean performances they periodically have at the gate.

Operating Hours:
Nov to Feb: 9AM - 5PM
Mar to May: 9AM - 6PM
Jun to Aug: 9AM - 6:30PM
Sept to Oct: 9AM - 6PM
Last Wednesday, Friday Saturday of each month until 9PM
New Year's Day (Jan 1), Day after Chuseok, Day after Seollal (Lunar New Year)
Phone Number:
37, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Samcheong-ro, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), Anguk Station (Line 3)

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.