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1st Floor Map: An Information Desk is located at the front of the entrance/exit. From the information desk, you can find the main facilities situated clockwise in the order of Special Exhibition Hall, Auditorium, Learning Room, Courtyard Rest Area, Exhibition Hall of Donations, The Historical Archives of Seoul, and Locker.

Information Desk

Information Desk

There is an information desk on the first floor of the Seoul Museum of History. If you have any questions about the museum’s exhibitions, education programs, or facilities, please visit the kiosk where our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

Seoul History Archive

Seoul History Archive

The Seoul History Archive has over 36,000 books including studies on Seoul, archeology, folklore, Museum-related documents, Korean studies, and historical studies. Visitors to the archive can also browse the academic journal database and the Korean studies database, and even look through the Library of Congress and The National Library of Korea. The area is open to the general public as well as members of museum research personnel.

Donated Relic Exhibition Hall

Donated Relic Exhibition Hall

The Seoul Museum of History was founded by Seoul’s residents. This exhibition consists entirely of donated relics and is dedicated to the donors.

Learning Room 1

Learning Room 1

Learning Room 1 is a newly-built education facility that promotes awareness of Seoul’s history and culture while providing the opportunity to experience traditional culture, as well, to various participants, ranging from children and teens to adults, families, foreigners, and much more.

Auditorium

Auditorium

The Auditorium is used by the museum to host symposiums and academic conferences and is also available for rental to hold events in relation to culture and history. (224 seats)

Special Exhibition Hall

Special Exhibition Hall

The Special Exhibition Hall holds a wide array of special exhibitions, spanning subject areas from Seoul’s history to its culture, in order to provide various cultural experiences to the public.

Children's Activity Room

Children's Activity Room

The Children’s Activity Room is a permanently-open facility that offers a self-learning space for visiting preschool children, and currently runs children’s education and storytelling programs.

Museum Shop

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop, located on the first floor lobby, sells a wide range of attractive souvenirs and gifts.
The Shop opened on December 18, 2013.

Cafeteria and Restaurant

Cafeteria and Restaurant

The lobby has a cafeteria with a great open view of the beautiful courtyard. Enjoy a hot cup of tea or a selection of beverages with light snacks.
The restaurant serves everything from light snacks to a full meal. It is situated on the left of the first floor lobby near the auditorium.
Cafeteria opening hours are the same as the Museum’s

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

The luggage room is located on the right of the Museum's entrance. Please leave your belongings here for convenience.

Courtyard Rest Area

Courtyard Rest Area

In the Museum lobby there is a door that leads to Gyeonghuigung Palace. Visitors can smoothly proceed to their next destination, Gyeonghuigung Palace, via this route. The outdoor deck has been extended and roofed for the patrons’ use. Why not take a short break or enjoy a meal outside!
Door to Gyeonghuigung Palace : 9am to 6pm. Outdoor Deck : open 24h

Lactation Room

Lactation Room

Another new addition to the new museum. This room is reserved for nursing mothers and their infants.