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Guided tours for foreigners

Permanent Programs

Guide for foreigners
Guide for foreigners
Language Meeting Point Times
English Information Desk at The Great
Hall of the Permanent Exhibition
Hall
Mon~Fri 10:00 am ~ 11:00 am
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm
(No guide on Oct. 2, 3, 9 10:00 am ~ 11:00 am / 2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm)
Sat · Sun 11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm
Japanese Information Desk at The Great
Hall of the Permanent Exhibition
Hall
Mon~Fri 10:00 am ~ 11:00 am
(No guide on Oct. 3, 5, 6, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24)
Sat · Sun 11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm
Chinese Information Desk at The Great
Hall of the Permanent Exhibition
Hall
Mon~Fri 10:00 am ~ 11:00 am
(No guide on Oct. 5)
Sat · Sun 11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
2:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm
French Information Desk at The Great
Hall of the Permanent Exhibition
Hall
The 2nd Saturday of each month
(Oct. 14)
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
Curator's Talk (In Korean)
  • Wednesdays (Late-Night Opening Hours) 6:00 pm ~ 6:30 pm & 7:00 pm ~ 7:30 pm

Reservation Programs

Museum Masterpiece Guide
  • Showcases masterpiece relics that have been collected by the National Museum of Korea.
  • Groups of adults, university and tour groups must call to make a reservation at least one day before their desired visitation date. (English: +82-2-2077-9683 , Japanese: +82-2-2077-9676 , Chinese: +82-2-2077-9686)
Smart Curator
  • A new concept storytelling exhibition guide, which uses tablet PCs, is being offered.
  • Reservation is required to participate in this program. Please call +82-2-2077-9683 for reservation.
※ Language and Theme
English | Museum Highlight | Working With Clay | The Story of Buddha | World Heritage of Korea |
日 本 語 | 朝鮮の国王 |
中 國 語 | 韩国世界文化遗产 |
Sign language exhibition guide
  • Tel. reservations (+82-2-2077-9046) and onsite reception available
* This service is subject to change.

Digital/Audio-guided Tours (PDA/MP3)

  • Digital/Audio Tour Guides are available for visitors aged 14 and above, with a personal ID.
  • The Digital Guides feature bookmarking and advanced search functions to provide detailed information.
  • Rental Fees: Digital Guide(PDA) 3,000 won / Audio Guide(MP3) 1,000 won
  • Rent the Digital/Audio Guide players at the Great Hall on a first-come-first-served basis (The returned devices can be rented out 2-3 hours later, as they need to be inspected and recharged.)
  • We recommend that you reserve a Digital/Audio Guide at least one day prior to your visit.
  • Internet reservations cannot be made on the day of your visit.

Visitor Services

  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available free of charge in the Great Hall.
    ※ Baby carriages are only rented for children who weigh less than 15kg.
  • The museum has a free coat check to the west of the Main Entrance.
  • Coin storage lockers are available at two locations: in the Special Exhibition Gallery and in front of the Children’s Museum. A refundable 100 won coin is required.
  • A nursing room is located in the Great Hall, on the first floor, across from the museum shop.
  • There are three museum shops, as well as an online store. [online store (in Korean)]

Visitor Tips

  • Smoking is prohibited on museum property, except in designated smoking areas.
  • Food, beverages, and pets are prohibited. Certified Service Animals are permitted to assist visitors with disabilities.
  • Cell phones must be turned off or switched to silent mode before you enter the exhibition galleries.
  • Please be quiet and do not run in the exhibition halls.
  • Do not touch artifacts or behave in any way that might damage the items on display.
  • Photography without a flash is permitted in the museum, but photographs may only be used for private purposes. Tripods are not permitted in any part of the museum.
  • Photography or videotaping for commercial purposes requires advanced written permission from the museum.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, inline skates, rollerblades, roller skates, and shoes with wheels are prohibited on museum property.

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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Korea Tel : +82-2-2077-9000