Fun experience-based museum for your little ones, nested within the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan. Discover five thematic corners and enjoy the outdoor playground during the warmer season.
Renovated in 2012, the Children’s Museum is a great place to visit with younger kids up to Elementary school. This is a venue where children can appreciate the history while playing games as they see with their own eyes, touch with their own hands, and feel with their own heart.
You will find five different sections to discover how people used to live in the past: Home, Pottery, Clothes, Music & Art and finally War.
All the exhibitions are accompanied with really cool features like walls with magnetic puzzles, reproduction of real artifacts or broken pieces of the old pottery and vases which the kids can try to put all together pretending to be an archaeologist or conservator. A recent addition is a scaled kiln in the pottery area. There are a few interactive games as well such as a rice-cropping challenge.
If the weather is nice, there is an amazing outside playground.
The Museum proposes additional educational programs but unfortunately they are all provided only in Korean language.
9:00am~6:00pm Tuesday to Sunday
Evening hours: until 9:00pm every last Wednesday of each month.
Closed : Mondays and January 1st
Free for all but entrance tickets are required from the Children’s museum Information Desk. Online pre-reservation possible (highly recommended during weekends). There are 6 regular sessions limited to 200 people.
How to get there
137, Seobinggo-ro (168-6, Yongsan-dong 6-ga), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-797, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2077-9000 (Korean, English)
For localisation, see Seoul Maps for Kids & Families
For more information check the Children’s museum website.