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  • Address: 37 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea, South Korea
  • Hours: Open daily (closed Tuesdays) from 9 am to 6 pm

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National Folk Museum of Korea Tours

This national museum is an impressive collection of Korean culture and history as displayed in nearly 100,000 artifacts. It’s housed in the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Its halls and exhibits tell the stories of daily life in Korea across time and occupation. In this way, many of the Korean traditions that have existed for centuries come to life and continue to be preserved. The museum has been open since 1945, expanding the breadth of its collection when it merged with the National Museum of Korea in 1975. 

In addition to exhibitions dedicated to history, way of life, and life cycles of the Korean people, there is an open-air exhibit featuring replicas of important items from village life. The exhibits range from prehistory to the end of the Joseon Dynasty. Korean arts and crafts, performance art, and a children’s museum supplement the excellent efforts to showcase Korean life and culture.

Practical Info

The museum is open daily (closed Tuesdays) from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is free, but tickets to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace must be purchased. The nearest metro station is either Anguk or Gyeongbokgung Station.

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Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour, Seoul, null
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Full Day Small-Group Royal Palace and Seoul Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

This small group journey will start with Jogyesa, the center of Buddhism in Seoul where you can see locust trees and baeksong trees in front of Jogyesa ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.00
Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour, Seoul, City Tours
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Small-Group Seoul Morning Royal Palaces Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

On this tour, you will visit the Buddhist temple in the city, the Presidential Blue House Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace for 3.5 hours with a small ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Full Day Royal Palace and Korean Folk Village Tour, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Royal Palace and Korean Folk Village Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On this 8.5 hour small-group tour, you will get a taste of Korean traditional culture. Firstly, you will visit Jogyesa temple that represents Buddhism in ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.00
Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, City Tours
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Half-day Walking Tour: Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Discover Korea's old palace architecture during this 3-hour walking tour of Seoul, which also includes stops at the National Folk Museum of Korea and Bukchon ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Royal Palace and Folk Village: Full Day Guided Tour from Seoul, Seoul, Walking Tours
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Royal Palace and Folk Village: Full Day Guided Tour from Seoul

The United States’ presidential office is called The White House, and the Korean presidential office is called The Blue House. The easiest way to understand ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Seoul Palace Morning Tour, Seoul, Full-day Tours
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Seoul Palace Morning Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Half Day Seoul City Tour. Only 3 hours for tour, but we will visit the most top attraction Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, Blue House, Jogyesa Buddhist ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.00
Full-Day Tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gangnam City, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gangnam City

This exciting day tour combines the old and the new! Gyeongbokgung Palace originally built in 1395 was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty located in ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Royal Palace and Traditonal Market Shopping Tour, Seoul, Full-day Tours
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Royal Palace and Traditonal Market Shopping Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See the best of Seoul during this 11-hour guided tour to some of the city's top sites. Visit the famous Blue House and a few of Seoul's historic palaces ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Royal Palace Morning Small-Group Tour, Seoul, Full-day Tours
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Royal Palace Morning Small-Group Tour

Explore Seoul historic and modern sights on this walking tour. From Cheonggyecheon stream and The Blue House to Gyeongbokgung Palace and National Folk Museum ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Full-Day Tour of Western Seoul, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full-Day Tour of Western Seoul

This 8.5-hour tour takes you around the western part of Seoul. Visit sites such as World Cup Park and Digital Media City, then head to Trick Eye Musuem in ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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