the National Museum of Korea,
where history and culture come alive and the past, present, and future coexist.
Since relocated to Yongsan in 2005, the National Museum of Korea has continued to develop with the love and support of the people.
the National Museum of Korea,
where history and culture come alive and
the past, present, and future coexist.
Visitors can fully enjoy its six galleries in the Permanent Exhibition Hall arranged by period and theme, special exhibition galleries that feature various contents, diverse guided-tour programs to deepen one’s understanding, the Children's Museum where kids are able to enjoy and experiment with the five senses, a variety of educational programs, and immersible AR and VR contents using advanced IT technology. The museum is also a healing space in the metropolitan city, where you can spend a leisurely time strolling through the adjacent garden, where beautiful flowers bloom according to the season. The natural scenic views that you meet on a short daily outing as well as its superb collections will satisfy your intellectual and cultural thirst more than your expectations.
The exhibition rooms at the National Museum of Korea are waiting for you with the footprints and traditions, including world heritage, left by a lot of people from long ago to recent ones. To name a few, in the Permanent Exhibition Hall are Paleolithic hand axes, gold crowns and the Pensive Bodhisattvas of the Three Kingdoms period, Goryeo celadon, Joseon paintings and calligraphies, which become a bridge where the past and present meet dramatically. A museum often uses exhibition as a medium to communicate beyond time and space, and we also hope that our exhibitions enable the viewers to gain and share emotions, thoughts, dreams and hopes with the people in the past through the exhibitions.
The National Museum of Korea is also striving to enhance its role in various fields such as acquisition and conservation for its collections, and academic research as the basis of good exhibition. In addition, we are doing our best to listen to the opinions of our visitors and to create high-quality content that can fulfill their wishes and demands of culture. Indeed, this museum is a living place that shares cultural information and assets of the museum, revitalizing the present and illuminating the future
The National Museum of Korea will work harder to communicate with the world by promoting international exhibition exchanges based on a solid identity for our culture. Today, Korea is recognized by foreigners as a powerhouse in the fields of popular culture and IT. There are clues in our time-honored cultural traditions. At the same time, this museum will not cease to broaden one’s perspectives and understanding by introducing much more history and culture of foreign countries based on universality.
The National Museum of Korea is a resting place that you can visit and relax at any time. In a modern society where everything changes at a rapid pace, there is a museum where you can take a break and look back. We hope that you will be able to appreciate the exhibitions without haste and to enjoy your spiritual comfort; to contemplate in depth or to gain inspiration hopefully here at the museum. Feel the value of culture and everyday life in this peaceful venue with your family, neighbors, or yourself. Thank you.
Yoon Sung YongDirector General
National Museum of Korea
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