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).
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.
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.
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
Museum shop, cafeteria, restaruant, storage lockers, resting area, nursing room
Admission / Participation Fees
Free (Separate charges may apply for some special exhibitions)
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.
www.museum.seoul.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)