National Museum of Korean Contemporary History – Seoulistic

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

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Located right across the street from Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History opened in 2012 and is a relative new addition to all the museums in Gyeongbokgung. This new history museum in Seoul outlines the modern history of Korea from the late 19th Century to now, guiding you through the end of the Joseon Dynasty, the Japanese occupation, the Korean war and the current state of Korea today. After you walk through the museum’s exhibitions, don’t miss the view from the rooftop–the view of Gyeongbokgung palace from there is the best part!

Operating Hours:
Tue, Thur, Fri, Sun 9am-6pm
Wed, Sat 9am-8pm
Mondays (Tuesdays if public holiday)
Phone Number:
198, Jongno-gu, Sejongno, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gwangwahmun Station (Line 5)

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