Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관)


55, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 새문안로 55 (신문로2가)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-724-0274~6

Operating Hours

March-October: 09:00-20:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-19:00)

November-February: 09:00-20:00
(Weekends & Holidays: 09:00-18:00)

* Last admission: 1 hr before closing.


Mondays, January 1st, Mayor designated holidays


Seoul Museum of History captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display. Many of the Joseon Dynasty relics were donated during the Relic Donation Campaign. Also, the landscape of Seoul is recreated when it was the capital of the Joseon Dynasty. Another exhibit showcases the daily life of the Seoulites, while another presents items through an online cyber museum. The Special Exhibition Hall, the Exhibition Hall for Donated Relics, and Museum Shop where cultural products are produced and sold.

Structure Size

Exhibition Hall: 7,034㎡

Exhibition Hall Information

Special Exhibition Hall

This spacious hall offers various exhibitions on the history and culture of Seoul and hosts other exhibitions by contributing organizations and artists.

Exhibition Hall of Donated Collections (1F)

Displays donated collections

Permanent Exhibition Hall (3F)

Divided into 4 sections; Seoul, the Capital of Joseon, People's Life in Seoul, Culture
of Seoul, and Development of the Seoul City.

Subsidiary Facilities

Café 'Gyeonghuigung', museum shop, lounge, nursing room, storage lockers

Admission / Participation Fees

Free (Separate charges may apply for some special exhibitions)


Not permitted

Parking Facilities


Parking Fee

Available (recommend taking public transportation)

* Visitors using the museum get a parking stamp at the information desk on the first floor.

* Parking hours: 08:00-22:00

* Inquiries: +82-2-724-0234

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Audio Guide free rental available (Information Desk, 1F)
Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (rental: 10:00-17:00)

Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)