Guide to reservation

National Folk Museum of Korea SEOUL
- Available to visit exhibitions and join guided tours without online pre-reservation.
- Children's Museum: Online pre-reservation is mandatory.(Currently, only Korean service is available)
Make a reservation

National Folk Museum of Korea PAJU
Online pre-reservation is mandatory.(Currently, only Korean service is available)
Make a reservation

Operation hours

  • March to May: 09:00-18:00 (Entrance is allowed until 17:00)
    ※ Wednesday and Saturday: 09:00 ~ 21:00 (Entrance is allowed until 20:00)
  • June to August: 09:00-18:00 (Entrance is allowed until 17:00)
    ※ Wednesday and Saturday: 09:00 ~ 21:00 (Entrance is allowed until 20:00)
    ※ Sundays, and holidays: 09:00-19:00 (Entrance is allowed until 18:00)
  • September to October: 09:00-18:00 (Entrance is allowed until 17:00)
    ※ Wednesday and Saturday: 09:00 ~ 21:00 (Entrance is allowed until 20:00)
  • November to February: 09:00-17:00 (Entrance is allowed until 16:00)
    ※ Wednesday and Saturday: 09:00 ~ 21:00 (Entrance is allowed until 20:00)
  • Closing days:
    • January 1st
    • Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day)
    • Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Admission: Free of charge

There is a charge for admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace where visitors are required to purchase a ticket at the Gyeongbokgung Palace ticket office.

Viewing fees: Free

All the exhibitions at the National Folk Museum of Korea can be viewed free of charge.

Information on Exhibition Docent Tour

  • Daily docent tour
    • Meeting place: Information desk in the Lobby on the 1st floor of NFMK Seoul
    • Fees: Free of charge
    • How to apply: No separate application required (Apply on site)
    • Korean: Mon.~Fri. 10:00 / 11:00 / 14:00 / 15:00, Weekends and Holidays 10:00 / 14:00
      English: Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:30 / 14:30
      Japanese: Mon. Thu. 11:00 / 15:00, Weekends 11:00
      Chinese: Mon. Wed. Fri. 13:30
      ※ This program is subject to change due to the Museum's situation and the government's COVID-19 protocol, etc.
      ※ Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation for the docent tour.
  • Docent tour through reservation
    • Meeting place: Information desk in the Lobby on the 1st floor of NFMK Seoul
    • Fees: Free of charge
    • Capacity: More than 10 people
    • Language: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
    • Reservation: 02-3704-3129 / Mon.-Fri. 09:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00
    • Due date for application: 3 days before arrival
      ※ This program may be subject to change.
  • Inquiries on the Docent tour
    • For further inquiries: Tel.: 02-3704-3129 / Mon.-Fri. 09:00-12:00, 13:00-18:00(Inquiries cannot be made on holidays)

Parking Information

National Folk Museum of Korea has no parking lot. Please use the outside parking lot.