Seoul Museum of History was founded by Seoul Metropolitan Government to present the history and culture of Seoul from the Joseon Dynasty to the present day. The museum was opened on May 21st, 2002. Prior to 2002 the museum was called Seoul City Museum.
Outside the museum you will find the outdoor exhibition. This comprises of a 1930′s street car that was operated in Gwanghwamun area. 27 stone monuments including the tombstone of Prince Eunsin and a water fountain. There are also some benches and rest areas where people can take a rest from the hustle and bustle of Seoul.
The Museum is split up into 5 zones, the Special Exhibition Hall and the Exhibition Hall of Donated Collections.
ZONE 1: This exhibition hall focuses on the historical status and role of Seoul as the capital city of the Jeseon Dynasty.
ZONE 2: This exhibition introduces the lives of Seoul’s inhabitant’s during the Jeseon Dynasty.
ZONE 3: This exhibition presents the culture of Seoul, including texts from books, maps astronomical charts and royal clothing.
ZONE 4: This exhibition provides information about 20th Century Seoul including the development and achievements over the years and what we might expect from Seoul in the near-future
ZONE 5: This exhibition hall presents an amazingly precise model of Seoul built to a scale of 1/1,500. The measurements are extremely precise and it’s amazing to see how big Seoul actually is.
Admission / Opening Hours:
Admission is free to all.
Weekdays: 09:00 to 21:00
Weekends 09:00 to 19:00 (March – October), 09:00 to 18:00 (November – February)
How to get to the Museum of History Seoul:
The Museum is located near 5 subway stops.
Line 5 exit 7 at Gwanghwamun Station
Line 5 exit 4 at Seodaemun Station
Line 3 exit 6 at Gyeongbokgung Station
Line 2 exit 12 at City Hall Station
Line 1 exit 3 at City Hall Station
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