Seoul Capital Area

Seoul Museum of History : quick view of Seoul’s history.

Seoul Museum of History, from Seoul's old appearance to its current status as a world-class metropolis, visit if you are curious about the Seoul's History

Jongno-gu, Seoul

Seoul Museum of History
Seoul Museum of History


From Seoul’s old appearance to its current status as a world-class metropolis, visit here if you are curious about the beginning of Seoul to the present. 

Seoul was the capital of Joseon for 600 years. 

As a museum in the capital city with a long history, it boasts more exhibits and contents than any other city museum. 

The exhibition centers on the lives and culture of Seoulites during the Joseon Dynasty. 

Enter the entrance of the exhibition hall and start the tour by examining the three-dimensional map of Hanyang(Seoul). 

 three-dimensional map of Hanyang(Seoul).
three-dimensional map of Hanyang(Seoul). 

The clothes worn by the people of Seoul and used items are displayed one after the other. Around the middle of the exhibition, the animation about the daily lives of Seoulites is shown. Not only do children like it, but it’s also helpful for adults to see it.

Seoul Museum of History
Seoul Museum of History

Passing to the opposite exhibition hall, you will find the story of the palace, which was the center of Seoul. 

The layout and structure of palaces in Hanyang(Seoul) will be shown in video clips, and relics such as the national seal, including the clothes worn by the king.

Especially, touch museum is equipped with facilities that automatically recognize traditional Korean living tools such as trimming and door hooking and show how they are actually used through the screen above. 

On the upper floor of the exhibition hall is the “Bridge of Information” which often passes without being able to find the stairs that go up.

It is a space that helps you understand the exhibits again by playing games through computer programs.

 Seoul Museum of History
Seoul Museum of History

Structure Size 
Exhibition Hall: 7,034㎡

Exhibition Hall Information 
Special Exhibition Hall (1F)
This spacious hall offers various exhibitions on the history and culture of Seoul and hosts other exhibitions by contributing organizations and artists.

Exhibition Hall of Donated Collections (1F)
Displays donated collections

Permanent Exhibition Hall (3F)
Divided into 4 sections: The Joseon Capital, Capital of the Daehan Empire, Seoul under Japanese Control, Period of Rapid Growth

Subsidiary Facilities 
Museum shop, cafeteria, restaruant, storage lockers, resting area, nursing room

Admission / Participation Fees 
Free (Separate charges may apply for some special exhibitions)

Not permitted

Parking Facilities 

Parking Fee 
Available (recommend taking public transportation)
* Visitors using the museum get a parking stamp at the information desk on the first floor. 
* Parking hours: 08:00-22:00
* Inquiries: +82-2-724-0234

Foreign Language Intepretation Services 
Audio Guide free rental available (Information Desk, 1F) 
Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese 
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (rental: 10:00-17:00)

Docent guided tour reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Inquiries: +82-2-1724-0274

Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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