Seoul Museums

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.

Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum Hongdae, Seoul Metropolitan City

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Get ready for some major fun! Make sure to bring a camera or at least your mobile phone. It's best to visit with friends, so you can take pictures of each other. Trick Eye Museum is a perfect place...

Annex of National Museum of Contemporary Art

Annex of National Museum of Contemporary Art City-Hall, Seoul Metropolitan City

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!

Total Museum of Contemporary Art

Total Museum of Contemporary Art Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul Metropolitan City

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.

Maison Hermès Dosan Park

Maison Hermès Dosan Park Gangnam-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

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.

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum Gwanghwamun, Seoul Metropolitan City

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

The War Memorial of Korea Yongsan-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

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.

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art Itaewon, Seoul Metropolitan City

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.

Olympic Park

Olympic Park Songpa-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

Olympic Park, located south of the Han river, is an impressive leisure facility in which historic remains from the Baekje Era share space with modern state-of-the-art sports stadiums, an ec

Heojun Museum

Heojun Museum Gangseo-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

The Heojun Museum first opened on March 23, 2005 in honor of academic accomplishments and charitable deeds of the renowned medical scientist, Heo Jun, of the middle century of Joseon Dynasty. The reas

Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)

Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) City-Hall, Seoul Metropolitan City

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.

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