Main Exhibition Hall
- East Wing 1F, 2F, 3F
- The Permanent Exhibition Hall, with total exhibition space of 27,090m², comprises 3 floors, and is separated into northern and southern sections by the Path to History. Permanent exhibitions are held under the 6 themes of prehistory and ancient history, medieval and early modern history, calligraphy and painting, donations, sculpture and crafts, and Asia.
Children's Museum http://museum.go.kr/child
- West Wing 1F
- The Children's Museum is an exhibition space for hands-on experience where young visitors can see, touch and feel their nation's tradition and culture. It is designed for "learning through play" that accounts for the level of children's cognitive development. Children's Museum provides understanding of Korea's history and culture, and most importantly, enjoyable experience to the young generation to encourage them to make it a lifetime habit to visit the Museum.
The Children's Museum is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, and until 9 PM on the last Wednesday of every month.
Special Exhibition Gallery I, II
- West Wing 1F
- The Special Exhibition Gallery complements the permanent exhibition hall by hosting displays under special themes. Specific subjects are reassessed, rare artifacts from other countries are displayed or newly discovered relics are introduced.
Path to History
- East Wing 1F, Pathway of the Permanent Exhibition Hall
- The Path to History pursues the concept of open space to create a more viewer-friendly environment. Instead of a layout where the exit may be found only after reaching the end of the exhibition, the spatial arrangement allows the viewer to make independent decisions on the viewing and traveling order. The circulation itself has been kept relatively short, so that the viewer may easily take a detour to the Path to History for a break.
Great Hall (Visitor Center)
- East Wing 1F, Entrance of the Permanent Exhibition Hall
- The Great Hall, making up the Museum lobby, act as a graceful lead-in to the interior, resting area, meeting point and connection between exhibition galleries.
- West Wing 1F, In front of the Korean Restaurant "Hancharim"
- Located in the west building, this gallery forms a counterpart to the Great Gallery that constitutes an axis of exhibition area of the east building. Opening up to the ceiling of the gallery, it is designed to form a harmony amidst taut tension between straight lines and curves. The diameter of the gallery is 12m. Though it is somewhat smaller than the Great Gallery in terms of scale, it has the most complicated framework and the external walls are connected to the internal space while exposing the lobby on the part of the Children's Museum, thereby boasting a stylish and multifaceted structural beauty from all directions.