National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립 현대미술관 (서울관))


30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 30 (소격동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3701-9500

Operating Hours

10:00-18:00 (Wed, Sat - Until 21:00)
* Last admission is 1 hour before closing.


New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Length of Tour

2 hrs


In 2013, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea opened a new branch in Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu at the former site of the Defense Security Command. The announcement for the construction of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA Seoul) came out in 2009, and the architecture for the museum was selected through idea proposals and an
architectural design competition in 2010. What makes the Seoul branch different
from the others is that it introduced Korea’s traditional architectural concept of ‘madang’, which is a
spacious courtyard where people can come in and gather together to socialize. MMCA Seoul's
building is also designed to harmonize with the surrounding nature around the city.

Equipped with facilities including a reference center, a project gallery theater and a
multipurpose hall, MMCA Seoul strives to accommodate every mode of new artistic endeavor and to
communicate with the public. The site is where Korea’s historical and political developments were achieved.
Most of the old buildings are gone but a few still remains to remind people
of its significant role.

MMCA Seoul was inaugurated on November 12, 2013

Founding Organization

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Managing Organization

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Structure Size

Exhibition area: 8,789㎡

Exhibition Hall Information

Exhibition Hall, Office, Storage, Membership Lounge, Cafe, etc.



Admission / Participation Fees

Single Admission: 4,000 won

* Scheduled Exhibit : Prices may vary according to exhibit

* Evening hours: 18:00-21:00 Scheduled Exhibit: Free admission

* Discount (Group or Affiliate Credit Cards)

Groups: For groups of 10 or more - 20% (Limited to groups with reservations made 5 days in advance)

* Free Admission (Regular or Affiliate Credit Cards)

- Less than 24 years or 65 years and above

- Undergraduate/Graduate Student

- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Membership Holders

- Museum, Art Museum Curator (MMCA members)

- Teacher in charge of students

- Guardians or people with disabilties

- War veteran (spouse included)

- Low-income families or people on welfare (documentation required )

* Free admission for scheduled exhibits: Culture Day - last Wednesday of every month

* Admission fares may vary according to exhibits

Credit Cards Accepted


Parking Facilities


Parking Fee

Paid parking lot

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