Seoul City Wall Museum
Points of Interest
The Seoul City Wall has increasingly become a popular hiking route for locals and foreigners alike. At one point along the wall's route, near Dongdaemun, one can stop inside the Seoul City Wall Museum. It is a good place to learn about the wall and pick up maps and other useful information.
If you have not hiked along the Seoul City Wall, consider doing so. However, before you embark, stop by the Seoul City Wall Museum. It is both very helpful and informative.
Often in Seoul, niche museums such as this one are very poorly done and a waste of time. This museum, on the contrary, is an example of a museum done right. It has an extensive amount of information readily available, and it is presented in a user-friendly way. For example, a motion-sensitive computer in one room of the museum makes it possible to "hike" the entire route without even leaving the comforts of the air-conditioned room in the museum.
Free. That's great, right?
Tuesday - Friday : 9:00 - 19:00
Saturday - Sunday : 9:00 - 19:00 (March-October)
Saturday - Sunday : 9:00 - 18:00 (November - February)
It isn't clear as to if the Lego displays are permanent or merely temporary installations, but they are worth seeing. Younger kids should especially enjoy looking at them.
Sights that are near the Seoul City Wall Museum:
- Seoul City Wall Website
- Seoul City Wall Museum Opens, Featuring 600 Years of History - by City of Seoul
- Seoul City Wall Museum - by Visit Korea
How To Get There
Where: Seoul-si, Jongno-gu, Jongno 5.6ga-dong
From Lines 1 and 4 - Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (동대문역):
-Use either exit 10. Do a u-turn immediately after exiting the station. Cross the street, and walk up the hill on your left.
-Follow the pathway and look for signs.
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Posted November 1, 2015