Permanent 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.
West Wing 1F
We run exhibition rooms for hands-on experience, where people can learn the country’s traditional culture easily and interestingly along with diverse educational programs.Children's Museum
Special Exhibition Gallery
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, and newly discovered relics are introduced.
Path to History
East Wing 1F, Pathway of the Permanent Exhibition Hall
The Path to History – the concept of a bridge that connects the past and future showcasing the lives of Modern and ancient Koreans, and devised as an open space to enable visitors to move around with ease and effortlessly. The exhibition layout allows the viewer to move freely in all directions and floor levels (1st, 2nd, 3rd). At the midpoint, a footbridge is situated across the exhibition halls, so that footpath distance is shortened effectively.
Great Hall (Visitor Center)
East Wing 1F, Entrance of the Permanent Exhibition Hall
The Great Hall, making up the Museum lobby, acts as a graceful lead-in to the interior, a resting area, a meeting point, and a connection between exhibition galleries.
The lobby leading to the grand theater “Yong” on the 4th floor of the West Wing (the 2nd floor of the exhibition areas)
An aesthetic space made up of straight lines and curves, it is located on the lobby leading to the grand theater “Yong” on the 4th floor of the West Wing (the 2nd floor of the exhibition areas). Coupled with Eutteum Hall, which stands out in the exhibition areas, it stands as a leading structure of the museum and plays the role of the center of the West Wing. The overall structure spanning the wide-open ceiling, with the floor of the 4th and the 5th floors left as they are, shows that it was designed for harmony made by straight lines and curve amid tight tension. Its 12 m diameter, it is a little bit smaller than Eutteum Hall, but it displays the most complicated space in the many spaces of the museum. It shows the shape of external walls linking to the inside at the ceiling. The lobby of Children’s Museum on the lower floor fills your heart’s content, allowing visitors to appreciate the refined and diverse aesthetic qualities of the structure in all directions.