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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul


The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul opened in  Samcheong-dong District in 2013, and specializes in contemporary art.  


Unique Features of the Seoul Branch

The plot where the museum was built is a historically significant site where numerous government buildings of the Joseon era stood (Sogyeokseo, Jongchinbu, Gyujanggak, Saganwon); after the Korean War, the Armed Forces Capital Hospital as well as the Defense Security Command were both located here.  Today, Samcheong-dong is one of the most culturally-rich areas of the city that enjoys countless visits from both domestic and international tourists.


A Comprehensive Center for the Arts

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul is a comprehensive center for the arts equipped with a digital information hall, multi-media hall, a movie theater as well as exhibition halls.  Through its various exhibitions, films, performances and educational programs, the museum provides an extensive overview of contemporary Korean art of multiple genres.


Moreover, the museum is surrounded by historic buildings including the former Defense Security Command and Jongchinbu, with a picturesque view of Inwangsan Mountain from afar; yet another reason to visit the site!


- Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays: 10am-6pm

- Wednesdays, Saturdays: 10am-9pm

- Free addmission for Night: 6pm-9pm

- Last admission one hour before closing


Hours of Operation

10:00 ~ 18:00


January 1, Lunar New Year's Day, Chuseok


30 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea