Museums: Seoul North

Alive Museum Insadong
Exhibition center in which trick art and modern art are combined. Interactive museum with stimulating creativity by the Trompe-Ioeil technique. 44 Insa-dong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
The War Memorial of Korea
War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. It opened in 1994 on the former site of the army headquarters to exhibit and memorialize the military history of Korea.
Museum of Agriculture
Museum of Agriculture offers space for experiencing agricultural culture and the museum will continue its effort to excavate and preserve agricultural heritage. Location: Seodaemun Station, Line 5, Exit 5, 3-minute walk.
National Memory Heritage Service
National memory heritage service displays archives and records of our national heritage on its own website.
Latina American Museum, Goyang-si
Non-profit organization with a range of art works and documentation. The museum has an art gallery and a sculpture park. Subway Line 3 connects Goyang, a city just northwest of Seoul . 302-1 Goyang-dong, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Museum of Sword Art
The Sword Museum is located at the Kyunin Museum of Fine Art in Insadong. It exhibits various Korean, Japanese and Chinese swords.11-4 Insadong 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Grévin Museum
Grévin Museum is a wax museum from Paris, located close to City Hall. Book tickets online and check the website for business hours. 23 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Seoudaemun Museum of Natural History
Natural history museum of Korea. Permanent exhibition and special exhibition. 51 Yeonhui-ro 32-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
Museum of Korea Straw and Plants Handicraft
A collection of Korean artifacts made with straws and plants. Closes every Monday. Open 08:00-16:00. Myeongnyun-dong 2-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Website in Korean only).
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Collection with traditional artworks of excellent value in Korean art history and works of modern Korean as well as international artists. 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Mokin Museum & Gallery
An unique museum & gallery that displays traditional wooden figures, dolls , accessories, sculptures carved on wood and painted. 82 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Cheonggyecheon Museum
Cheongyecheon Museum is dedicated to the history and restoration of the Cheonggye stream. The museum is located at the end of the stream, near Yongdu Subway Station. 530 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
National Palace Museum of Korea
The museum showcases artifacts from Choseon dynasty. Free admission to all visitors. Free guided tours in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. 12 Hyojaro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Seoul City Wall Museum
It consists of the Permanent Exhibition Hall, Special Exhibition Hall, City Wall Information Center, and Learning Room. Located inside the Seoul Design Foundation. Seoul City Wall Museum (283, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
aA Design Museum
Furniture museum and cafe. Museum opens Monday to Saturday 14:00 and 16:00. 408-11 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum
When you are near Gyeong-dong herbal medicine market(Jegidong Station, Line 1, Exit 2), drop by this museum. The museum displays over 500 medical ingredients and 400 artifacts related to oriental medicine. B2 128 Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul(Website i...
Dongdaemun Design Plaza: Design Museum
Design Museum at Dongdaemun Design Plaza is devoted exclusively to design exhibition. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is designed by Iraqi British architect Zaha Hadid.
Arario Museum in Space
Korean collector and artist Kim Chang-ils collections are displayed in this museum. 83 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Bukchon Art Museum
More than 200 pieces of China artworks and 150 pieces of Korean modern artworks are displayed. 157-1 Wonseo-dong, Jonro-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Museum of Chicken Art
The museum located in Bukchon is a small private museum that collects chicken related artifacts from all over the world. The museum displays more than 3000 artifacts related to chicken. 66, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Onggi Folk Museum
A Unique collections of Korean pottery are displayed. Children pottery classes, minwha classes, special classes are held at the museum. 497-15 Ssangmun-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
The Buk Seoul Museum of Art
The Buk Seoul Museum of Art is an art museum operated by Seoul City Council and located in north-eastern part of Seoul. The museum is a public art complex that communicates and connects directly with its audience. 1238 Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul.
Hwajeong Museum
Hwajeong museum specializes in Asian art and antiquities from Tibet, Korea, China and Japan. . The museum has special exhibition room and permanent exhibition room. 273-1 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Museum of Korean(Buddhist) Art
Museum of Korean Buddhist Art displays more than 6,000 relics related to Buddhism including statues, paintings, ceramics, and folk crafts. 73, Changdeokgung-gil(Wonseo-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Tongin Store(Antique Shop)
Tongin store opened in 1924 is one of the finest antique and crafts shop in Korea. Six floors display of antique works of art, ornamental accessories, artcrafts, chinaware. Located in Insa-dong, Anguk Station, Line 3, Exit 6, 200m walk.
Knife Gallery/Museum
Knives and swords from all over the world. Global collection of swords and knives include ornamental knives, antique knives, military knives, swords for martial arts and Asian period swords.B1 192-11 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu,Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Toto's Nostalgia Museum
A small museum located in Insadong, visitors will find paintings, arts and crafts, toys, magazines, clocks, stamps, household items and handcrafted accessories and daily items from the 1970s and 1980s in Korea. 169-22 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Yoo Geom Museum
The Yoo Geum Museum of Roof-end Tile is Korea’s only museum dedicated to showcasing roof tiles. 4 Changuimun-ro 11ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
War and Women's Human Rights Museum
War and Women’s Human Rights Museum. Open 13:00 to 18:00 (Tue, Thur, Friday, Sat) 15:00 to 18:00 (Wed). Hongik Univ. Station exit 1. 39-13 Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
World Jewellery Museum
Founded in 2004 to display world jewellery. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00-17:00. 75-3 Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
National Folk Museum of Korea
National Folk Museum of Korea, located within the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, has an extensive collection of folk materials. Its exhibit is quite extensive and one of must-see museum.
National Childrens Museum
National Children Museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions. 
Seoul Museum
Seoul Museum is comprised of three exhibition halls, cafe and Seokpajeong. Seokpajeong is Byeolseo(suburb villa) of Heungseon Daewongun who was regent of King Gojong, the twenty-six ruler of Koreas Joseon Dynasty. 201 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Korea Postage Stamp Museum
The Stamp Museum is nestled on the basement 2nd floor of Seoul Central Post Office in Myeongdong. The museum provides in-depth sight of postage stamps in Korea. Hours: 09:00-18:00, closed on Monday and holidays. .
Hangaram Art Museum
Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center showcases diverse genres of works. The main building has 4 floors including space for several exhibitions. 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul.
Owl Museum
The private owned small museum showcases a vast collection of owl related items from all over the world. Open 10:00- 19:00. Closed on Mondays. 27-21 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Museum of Art(SeMA)/Seosomun
The Seoul Museum of Art is an art museum operated by Seoul City  and located in downtown of Seoul. The Seosomun Main Building consists of special exhibition halls, permanent exhibition spaces, seminar rooms, library 7 cafeteria. Near City Hall S...
Alive Museum-N Seoul Tower
Exhibition center in which trick art and modern art are combined. Interactive museum with stimulating creativity by the Trompe-Ioeil technique.  N Seoul Tower PLAZA B1 floor, Namsan Park Street 105, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Jeoldusan Martyrs Shrine
The monument contains a collection of the possessions and relics of the martyrs, various ancient manuscripts of the Catholics. Closes every Monday. 96-1 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Total Museum of Contemporay Art
The private museum located in Pyeongchang-dong showcases contemporary Korean art. The main building has 3 floors including space for several exhibitions. It has outdoor space for events along with many sculptures. 465-16 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu,Seoul
Whanki Museum
Whamki Museum is a private art museum and exhibition venue and houses about 1,000 pieces of Whanki’s work and personal relics. It holds art exhibition regularly. 63 Jahamun-ro 40-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Global Village Folk Museum
About 1,500 artifacts are displayed from all over the world. lt is located on the second and third floors of the Seoul educational research and information institute in Namsan. 46 Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Childrens Museum
Seoul Childrens Museum is built by Seoul City. Cultural and educational resource for children and toddlers. Opening hours:10 am – 6 pm (last admission 4 pm). Closed on Monday, New Year, Lunar New Year, Chuseok. 216 Neung-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul.
Kim Koo Museum & Library
The museum was founded in 2002 to commemorate the great teacher Kim Koo. 255 Hyochang-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Central Buddhist Museum
Learn history and culture of buddhism and its trace in Korea. 45 Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Museum Kimchikan/Insadong
 Museum Kimchikan, a new museum of Kimchi based on a long tradition, is starting to tell new stories of the old food, Kimchi, to both Koreans and people throughout the world.  4th ~ 6th Floor of MUSEUM KIMCHIKAN, 35-4, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seou...
Kokdu Museum
Exhibition hall displays Korean wooden figurines originally used in mortuary hearse. Open 10:00-18:00. New branch opened in Bukchon Hanok Village.1-5 Dongsung Art Centre, Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Tteok(Korean Rice Cake) Museum
Learn about Korean traditional rice cake at the museum. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday and Holidays 12:00-17:00. 164-2 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Bank of Korea Museum
Bank of Korea Museum displays over 9,000 rare articles of coins and bills, domestic and foreign, and shows how money is made. 110 Namdaemunno 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Cerapia
Cerapia gallery located east of Seoul specializes in ceramics. Open Tue-Sun 09:00-20:00. Closed on Monday. San 69-1 Gwango-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum
The only calligraphy exhibition hall in Korea exhibits traditional and contemporary calligraphic artworks. Seoul Arts Center, 2406 Nambu Loop Line Seocho-gu, Seoul.
Bona Museum/Gallery
The museum displays mainly favorite accessories of Korean women in the Joseon dynasty era. They have more than10.000 artfacts including ornamental accessories, craftworks, furniture, folk arts, daily necessities. 192-10 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Teddy Bear Museum
Teddy bears are displayed to narrate the history of Seoul. Open 10:00- 22:00. San 1-3 Yongsandong 2-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Museum of Korean Literature
Literature Museum houses original manuscripts and rare publications. Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00. Location: Dongguk Subway Station, Line 3, Exit 1(Website in Korean only)
The Story of King Sejong
Special exhibition zone of King Sejongs life and achievements. 100 Sejong-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
National Museum of Korea
National Museum of Korea located in Yongsan area is the flagship museum of Korean art and culture. 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Kyungin Museum of Fine Art
The museum is located in the center of Insadong. It is famous as a cultural space for artists and tourists from home and abroad. Displays of old sculpture of tea-house and well-tended garden. Admission is free. 11-4 Insadong 10-gil , Jongro-gu, Seoul.
History Museum of Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
Museum of Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres shows the historical materials and relics of sisters who sacrificed their lives for their religion. Location: Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, 74-2 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Seoul
The museum has four branches, including Gwacheon, Deoksugung , Seoul and Cheongju (expected to open in 2015). Seoul Museum specializes in introducing global contemporary art. 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Woori Bank Museum
Numismatics museum located at the underground of the Hoehyeon-dong headquarter of Woori bank . Guided tour available. Open: Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00, closed on Sunday. 51 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Gahoe Museum
Collections of amulets and folk paintings. Open Tuesday to Sunday at 10:00-18:00. 17 Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Seoul Museum of Art/Nam Seoul
Seoul Museum of Art-Nam Seoul, once Belgium consulate building , opened to the public as museums and historic attractions. 2076, Nambusunhwan-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul,
Seoul Animation Centre
The centre consists of a themed exhibition hall, an animation studio experience hall and the cartoon museum. Offers various programs and courses throughout the year for adults and children. 126 Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Ewha Womans University Museum
Permanent exhibition, modern art, special exhibition, donated, costume exhibition , library, pottery room, art shop, bookstore. Ewha Womans University, 11-1 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
Sungkok Art Museum
Sungkok Art Museum is a gallery that provides exhibition venue for talented artists. Museum offers kids educational program and has a outdoor sculpture park. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. 42 Gyeonghigung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Korean Finance History Museum
The museum displays antiquities related to history of Shinhan Bank and Korean finance history and currencies. 62-12, Taepyeong-ro 1ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Jeongok Prehistoric Museum
Jeongok Prehistory Museum was opened in 2001. Themed exhibition of human evolution, Koreas prehistoric remains & culture. Located in outskirts of Seoul. 176-1 Jeongok-ri,Jeongok-eup, Yeoncheon-myeon,Gyeonggi-do.
The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin (also called Chungmugong)
The museum is established to commemorate admiral Yi Sunshin. 81 Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Deoksugung
This museum at Deoksu Palace is a branch museum of the National Museum of Contempoarary Art. The west wing of Seokjojeon in Deoksu Palace serves as the museum. 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Samseong Museum of Publishing
The museum has over 400,000 of old and modern books, documents, tools, stationary. Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 126-4 Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Shinhan Museum
Shinhan Museum shows 100-year history of Korean finance. 62-12 Taepyeongno 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Ilmin Museum of Art
Museum showcasing documentaries, video arts and newspaper related art. Closed on Mondays. 139 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
D Museum
Located on Dokseodang-ro Street in Hannam-dong, D Museum aims to function as a cultural and artistic hub. Address: 5-6 Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Savina Museum
The Savina Museum is a private contemporary art museum, located in Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Solo exhibition and special exhibition. 159 Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Nonghyup Agricultural Museum
Nonghyup Agricultural Museum exhibits more than two thousand of agricultural artifacts. Souvenir shop. Free entrance. Seodaemun station line 5, exit 5. 75, Chungjeongno1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Seoul Museum of History
Located near Gyeongbokgung Station, you can look through Seouls history at this museum. 2-1 Sinmoonro 2-ga, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
Alive Museum-Heyri
Exhibition center in which trick art and modern art are combined. Interactive museum with stimulating creativity by the Trompe-Ioeil technique. 93-53 Heyri Village St., Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Korea Furniture Museum
A specialized museum showcasing a collection of traditional Korean furniture. Reservation required. To Connect with Korea Furniture Museum, sign up for Facebook. 330-577 Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.
Trick Eye Museum
Interactive museum with stimulating creativity by the Trompe-Ioeil technique. 357-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Yonsei University Museum
University history, gallery, special exhibition, prehistory, Seals, pottery, folklore, biology, photo, warehouse. 100-Year Memorial Hall at Yonsei University, 50 Yeonse-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Donglim Korean Knot Museum
Established in 2004, the museum displays variety of decorative traditional knotting. The museum offers one-day classes for visitors who wants to participate in making his own knot work. 11-7 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Ewha Womans University Natural History Museum
Special Exhibition, ecosystem room, diorama room, permanent exhibition, outdoor botanical garden. 4th Foor, building next to Formative art building A, Ewha Womans University, 11-1 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
Choonwondang Museum of Korean Medicine
Museum of Korean traditional herbal medicine. You can see how the herbal medicine formulated. Closed on Sundays. 154 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only).
Rolling Ball Museum & Fun Museum
Rolling Ball Museum displays magical kinetic works of art by sculptor Bruce Gray. Fun Museum is opposite Roling Ball Museum. Seodaemun Station (Line 5,Exit 5). Go straight 300m and turn right at the 4-way Intersection. Kyunghyang Art Hill is on the left.
Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum
Established in 2005 by a Korean master in embroidery. The museum consists of several exhibitions halls and workshop rooms. Embroidery classes are held by the museum. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00. 11-32 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Lock Museum
An extensive collection of local and international locks. 187-8 Dongsoon-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
Seoul National Science Museum
The museum features interactive exhibition and offers several educational programs for children and all ages. Open 09:30-17:30. Closed on Mondays. 215 Changyunggung, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
The National Museum of Korean Contemporary history, located Gwanghwamun area, is dedicated to Korean contemporary history. Open: 9:00am-6:00pm(Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun), 9:00am-21:00pm(Wed, Sat) Closed on Mondays & Jan 1.198 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Korea Stone Art Museum
Stone art Museum located in Seongbuk-gu. Foreign language service provided. 66 Daesagwan-ro 13-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum
Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum, located at the bottom of Mount Nam, focuses on displaying local and foreign textile art. 1-29 Namsan-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
T.um Sk Telecom Ubiquitous Museum
T.um is the museum about I.T. technolog of the future that will make life in the future better. The museum is run by SK Telecom. Reservation is required. SK T-Tower, 66 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Gansong Museum
The Gansong Art Museum only opens twice a year for two weeks in May & October. The museum houses many top-rated Korean antique pieces of art. 102-11, Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Presseum
Newspaper museum is composed of newspaper hall, special exhibition hall and media education hall. Open: Tue-Sun 10 a.m. 6 p.m. closed on Monday. 3-4F Dong-a Media Center, 139 Sejong-ro,Jongno-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Prison has turned into a prison museum. Closes every Monday. 101 Hyunjeo-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.
National Hangeul Museum
The National Hangeul Museum opened on October 9, 2014 to celebrate 568th anniversary of Hangeuls invention. 139 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.(Website in Korean only)

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