The police museum opened on October 14, 2005 to give a better understanding of the job of the police and to offer a formal education to children who wish to become police officers in the future. The history hall of the museum is designed for visitors to learn about the history of Korean police at a glance, exhibiting information on the police force from the Joseon Dynasty up until current times.

Visitors to the museum can pretend to be police officers by touching actual equipment and learning about an officer's daily tasks. Visitors can also get in patrol cars, wear a police uniform, experience shooting a gun through a simulation, and learn self-defense martial arts and arrest techniques. Visitors can also go to the museum jail!



41, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]


Length of Tour: 

Approx. 1 hour



Homepage: (Korean, English)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 



Structure Size: 

Total Area: 1582.17㎡ (1F-6F)





Seodaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 4.

- Walk towards Gyeonghuigung Palace for 5 min.

Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 7.
- Walk towards Gyeonghuigung Palace for 10 min.


Red Bus - 9602, 9710

Blue Bus - 160, 260, 270, 271, 273, 370, 470, 471, 601, 704, 720
Green Bus - 7023
- Get off at Seoul Museum of History.

Red Bus - 9701, 9709

Blue Bus - 160, 161, 260, 279, 271, 273, 370, 470, 471, 600, 602, 605, 702, 720
Green Bus - 7019
- Get off at
Heungkuk Life Insurance Building.



Additional Info


Program Information: 

Police Work Experience
School Violence Prevention Class
Forensic Criminalistics Class
Fire Fighting Safety Class
International Culture Experience Class



Groups of 15 or more are required to make an online reservation.
Individual visitors do not need reservations.


tel: +82-2-3150-3681

zipcode: 03178

accomcountculture: 100 people

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3150-3681

parkingculture: Not available
(* Paid parking spaces available at Seoul Museum of History.)

restdateculture: Every Monday, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holiday

usetimeculture: Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-17:30

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