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10 of the best museums in Seoul

The South Korean capital is home to many of the nation’s most interesting museums and galleries, which cover everything from South Korea’s traditional past to its place today at the cutting-edge of technology. Explore our pick of 10 of the best destinations in Seoul that will both educate and entertain you in equal measure

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Hannah Lewis,

South Korea is a place where the highly traditional and the supremely modern coexist. This is perfectly evidenced in the wide array of specialist museums in Seoul, which explore everything from the nation’s rich history to its pop-culture present to the future of its industry.

Our list of 10 of the best museums in Seoul ranges from a space dedicated to the traditional ways of life of the Korean people to an augmented reality experience that challenges your senses. Rest assured that you will leave these spaces as entertained as you have been educated.



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