Museum of Traditional Korean Music (국립국악박물관)


2364, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서초구 남부순환로 2364 (서초동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-580-3130 (Korean)

Operating Hours

Find details at the official website.


Every Monday, New
Year's day


The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) features the Korean first gugak museum, holding about 6,000 pieces of gugak-related materials and relics which have both historical and cultural values. It is comprised of seven themed permanent exhibition halls that present 250 pieces of audio and video clips regarding gugak. In the 3D room, visitors can enjoy 3D animation at all times. Also, various interesting, special and planned exhibitions are held.

Program Information

Playing folk games, learning traditional muscial instruments, etc.

Industry Information

The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) opened in 1995, is located inside the National Center for Traditional Korean Performing Arts. Everything about traditional Korean music is exhibited here.

Collections Status

Exhibitions: 250 pieces / Collections: 6,000 pieces

Subsidiary Facilities

Locker area (1F), Gugak products room (outside of 1F), Gugak material room (3F)

Main Facilities

[Indoors Exhibition]

Seonbi Musical room (2F) – Gayageum and Geomungo / Free hands-on activities

[Outdoor Exhibition Site: Hands-on activities]

Folk game: 3 types (including jegichagi) / free participation

Samulnori: Instruments (janggu (double-headed drum with a narrow waist in the middle), buk (drum), jing (gong), janggu (drum), kkwaenggwari (cymbal) / free participation fee

Admission / Participation Fees


Parking Facilities


* Monday-Friday / 09:00-18:00

Parking Fee




Info. Services for Koreans

* 3D Video: Tuesday-Sunday / Duration: 15 minutes

Morning: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:20

Afternoon: 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

* Explanation Robot: Tuesday-Saturday by exhibition halls, up to 15 people (elementary school students or older), twice a day (10:00, 13:30)

Tuesday-Friday / Duration: 15-30 minutes

Saturday / Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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