The National Folk Museum of Korea can be found inside Gyeongbokgung Palace in South Korea. The museum was established in 1945 by the U.S. Government, and it later merged with the National Museum of Korea. In 1975, the museum moved, and in 1993, it opened as its present location on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung. The museum has a collection of more than 4,000 exhibits and replicas that show the Korean lifestyle of common people in the past. Visitors can learn about the agricultural way of life and rural cultural beliefs. There are three permanent exhibitions, two special exhibitions, and a library and gift shop. The three main exhibitions show the history of Korean people from prehistoric times to the end of the Joseon dynasty, the Korean village way of life in ancient times, and the impact of Confucianism on Korean customs.
Opening Hours: March to October 09:00 to 18:00 (admission to 17:00); November to February 09:00 to 17:00 (Admission to 16:00); Saturdays and public holidays in May to August 09:00 to 19:00 (admission to 18:00)
Entrance Ticket: Gyeongbokgung ticket holders are free to visit
Duration: 1 day