Introduction

Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.

The National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent exhibitions and two special exhibitions as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.

 

Address: 

37, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Length of Tour: 

Approx. 1hr~1hr 30min

 

 

Homepage: 

www.nfm.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German)

 

 

How To Use

 

Admission / Participation Fees: 

Free
* Fees apply to Gyeongbokgung Palace (Purchase ticket from Gyeongbokgung Ticketing Booth).

 

Parking Fee: 

Paid parking lot

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5.
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 1.
Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 2.

[Bus]
Jeongdok Library Bus Stop or National Folk Museum of Korea Bus Stop.
Maeul Bus Jongro11

 

 

Additional Info

 

Collections Status: 

Approximately 122,550 artifacts (as of January 2016)

 

Info. Services for Koreans: 

[Regular explanation (on-site reservation)]
10:00 / 11:00 / 14:00 / 15:00

[Guided tour (upon reservation)]
- Group size: 10-30 visitors
- How to reserve: Phone-reservation +82-2-3704-3129 / Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
- Reservation period: 3 days before desired day

[Audio guide rental]
- Fee: 1,000 won

* Inquiries: +82-2-3704-3066
* Subject to change depending on situation on-site

 

Foreign Language Intepretation Services: 

[Regular explanation (on-site reservation)]
- Special exhibition: English 14:00

[Guided tour (upon reservation)]
- Registration number: 10-30 visitors
- How to reservation: Phone-reservation +82-2-3704-3129 / Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00
- Reservation period: 3 days before desired day

[Audio guide rental]
- Language support: English, Japanese, Chinese
- Fee: 1,000 won

* Inquiries: +82-2-3704-3066
* Subject to change depending on situation on-site

 

zipcode: 03045

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-3704-3114

parkingculture: Available
- From Gwangwhamun, take the street toward Samcheong-dong and the parking lot is on the left side. (Refer to the map for visitors arriving in automobiles)
- Bus: approx. 50 spaces (outside) / Sedan: approx. 240 spaces (basement level)

restdateculture: New Year’s Day, the day after Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays

usetimeculture: March-May, September-October: 09:00-18:00
June-August: 09:00-18:30
November-February: 09:00-17:00

* Last admission is 1hr before closing.
* Last Wednesday, Friday & Saturday of each month open until 21:00

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