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 visitors can learn the country’s history and traditional culture easily and interestingly, along with diverse educational programs.Children's Museum
Special Exhibition Gallery
West Wing 1F
The special Exhibition Gallery exhibits the result of research and investigation of specific topics that are not covered in the Permanent Exhigition Hall such as artifacts from abroad and newly discovered important artifacts.
The Path of History – A Bridge Between the Past and the Future
East Wing 1F Permanent Exhibition Hall
The Path of History – "The Path of History" is the bridge that connects the past and the future is a space that efficiently manages the movements of visitors as well as a bridge that connects the lives of Koreans living in modern times and history. Visitors can easily go to and from each exhibition room through the Path to History without restrictions on the first, second, and third floors, regardless of direction. Visitors may come and go between exhibition rooms on the left and right sides by bridges in the middle.
Great Hall (Information)
East Wing 1F, Entrance to 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.
Beogeum Hall – Aesthetic space with straight lines and curves
The lobby leading to the grand theater “Yong” on the 4th floor of the West Wing (the 2nd floor of the exhibition areas)
Beogeum Hall – As an aesthetic space made up of straight lines and curves, it is located in the lobby leading to the grand theater “Yong” on the 4th floor of the West Wing (the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Hall). Coupled with the Great Hall, which is the axis of the East Wing, it stands as a leading structure of the museum and plays the role as the center of the West Wing. Leaving the fourth and fifth floors untouched, it has an open space between the ceiling. It is designed to be harmonized within the tension between straight lines and curves. Its diameter is 12 m, which is a little bit smaller than Great Hall. Still, it displays the most complicated structure among many spaces in the museum. The outer wall is connected to the interior of the building and the lobby of Children's Museum on the lower floor is open. Overall, it is a place where refined and diverse structural aesthetics can be appreciated.