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
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", and is tailored to the level of children's cognitive development. The Children's Museum provides understanding of Korea's history and culture, and most importantly, an enjoyable experience for younger generations, encouraging them to make visiting the Museum a lifetime habit.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 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, this spatial arrangement allows the viewer to make independent decisions on the circulation and viewing order. The course 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, acts as a graceful lead-in to the interior, a resting area, a meeting point, and a connection between exhibition galleries.
West Wing 1F, In front of the Children's Museum
Located in the west building, this hall forms a counterpart to the Great Hall that constitutes an axis of the exhibition areas of the east building. Opening up to the ceiling of the hall, it is designed to form harmony amidst the taut tension of straight lines and curves. The diameter of the hall is 12m. Though it is somewhat smaller than the Great Hall, it has a more complicated framework, with the external walls connected to the internal space, thereby boasting stylish and multifaceted structural beauty from all directions.