Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site, discovered in 1925, was once the location of a Neolithic village situated on the Han River over 6,000 years ago. The site was discovered in 1925 after a flood revealed buried earthenware pots. Excavation work did not begin until 40 years later in 1967.
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The Bank of Korea Museum displays various currencies from Korea and from around the world that date all the way back to ancient times up until present day. Construction on the building started in November, 1907 and was completed in January, 1912.
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Located on the eastern part of the Cheonggyecheon Stream, not frequently visited by tourists, is the little known but interesting Cheonggyecheon Museum. This museum was opened on September 26, 2005 to preserve the history of stream and commemorate the restoration of the waterway that was once the location of an elevated highway.
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On the outskirts of Hongdae is the Korea Modern Design Museum, a little known museum that features a collection of over 20,000 Korean design history items. The museum, which opened in March 2008, features unique Asian and some European design items from the private collection of Seonmun University professor and museum director Park Arm-Jong, who has gathered items for over 20 years.
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Leeum, Samsung Museum Of Art is a fascinating museum that focuses on traditional and modern works of art by artists from Korea and from around the world. The museum and its galleries, some of the most esteemed in all of Korea, opened in 2004
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The Lock Museum displays antique locks, keys, and furniture from Korea and all over the world and conserves this disappearing art for future generations. The museum is located in the district of Daehangno (College Street) just northeast of Hyehwa Staiton. The Korean name of the museum is "seotdae" which means "a key."
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The National Folk Museum of Korea is a museum on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace, not to be confused with the nearby National Palace Museum of Korea which is also found on the palace grounds.
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The National Museum of Korea is the largest museum in Korea. It showcases important cultural assets of Korea from prehistoric times through modern day. The museum opened on October 28, 2005 on the grounds of Yongsan Family Park.
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The National Palace Museum of Korea, located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace, houses a collection of over 900 relics and 40,000 artifacts from the royal court of Joseon Dynasty palaces including Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, and Jongmyo.
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The Pulmuone Kimchi Field Museum is a museum located inside the COEX Mall that has everything kimchi, from its history to the many methods of making this popular fermented Korean dish.
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The Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a museum and memorial that honors those who suffered and gave up their lives for Korea during the Japanese occupation. The institution was used by the Japanese to house independence and pro-democracy activists. It also represents the suffering of the Korean people as they struggled to archive independence and democracy.
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Seoul Baekje Museum preserves the history and culture of the Baekje kingdom which established the capital of Hanseong which later would become Seoul. The history of Seoul dates back thousands of years when the Baekje kingdom flourished on the banks of the Hangang River. Artifacts and displays in the museum focus on prehistoric times and on the 500 year history of the Baekje from 18 B.C. to 475 A.D. The museum is located at Olympic Park.
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Opened in 1985, the Seoul Museum of History proudly preserves and showcases the history, tradition, and culture of this great country. The museum is located adjacent to Gyeonghuigung Palace. On May 5, 2002, the museum reopened after renovations to the thrill of the citizens of Korea.
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Unique museum where visitors can interact with the artwork
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The Tteok Museum features displays of 50 different types of tteok, or rice cakes, and utensils used to make the dish enjoyed by generations of Koreans. The museum, located in Jongno-gu just east of Insadong, first opened in December, 2002.
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The War Memorial of Korea is a large memorial that commemorates the victims of the Korean War and other wars throughout the history of the country. When the memorial was opened on June 10, 1994 it was the largest of its kind in the world. It took the hard work and research of countless numbers of experts from all different fields to make this museum possible.
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