Many people may yawn at the mention of 'museum', but there is nothing to yawn about with these Seoul museums. Art-meets-architecture, amazing artifacts and vivid history experiences are just some of the key words when visiting these museums.
Museums in Seoul are inexpensive and great places for families as well with many of them offering nursing rooms and playgrounds. They are easily accessible with public transportation and some of the museums even have guided tours in English. This is the best way to spend a rainy, or any, afternoon in Seoul. We recommend them all! Eat in one of the restaurants inside the museums or go for a walk in the neighborhood and check out other local businesses nearby using our MyDestination Seoul App, should you have a tablet, iPhone or Android phone with you.
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The beautiful Annex of National Museum of Contemporary Art at Deoksugung Palace is an annex to the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon outside of Seoul. Well worth visiting!
SeMA is an art museum that represents Seoul. The museum is a 'post-museum' for contemporary Korean art as well as renowned artists. It hosts top-notch exhibitions that are always worth a visit.
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is an aesthetic repository of art and culture. An interesting blend of Traditional Korean artwork and contemporary, modern art by Korean and foreign artists.
Total Museum of Contemporary Art is a multi-level art space built into the hillside. It is another fine example of art-meets-architecture. The space exhibits paintings, video art and installation art.
Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, located in the center of Seoul takes an in-depth approach to Korean & international contemporary art. Designed by French architect Vincent Cornu and opened in May 2002.
The War Memorial of Korea is a massive and impressive place documenting the history of warfare in Korea. Learn more about the Korean War that divided the country.
Solid as it seems, the Maison Hermès store, located in Dosan Park, is hollowed out from the top to bottom to form a central courtyard visible from the two lassed-sides of the interior.