Exterior view of the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul.

National Folk Museum of Korea

Seoul | South Korea

About the Museum

Interior view of the National Folk Museum of Korea.

The National Folk Museum of Korea (NFMK), located inside Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace, presents the cultures and folk life of Korea from prehistoric times through the end of the Joseon Dynasty in 1910. Its collection is comprised of over 99,000 artifacts, a selection of which are displayed in three permanent exhibitions and two special exhibitions that highlight the home, agriculture, technology, and rituals. In addition, an open-air exhibition recreates a street in a traditional 19th-century Korean village and a print shop, while a children’s museum teaches young visitors about the values and wisdom presented in the traditional simcheong folktale.

(Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

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