Find a one-of-a-kind historic and cultural venue that will truly make your memories last a lifetime? Meeting planners can go beyond with the distinctive collection of historical meeting locations and cultural venues in Seoul, bringing excitement and glamour to any kind of event.
As the repository for over 5,000 years of Korean art, culture and history, Seoul’s unique historic and cultural venues are dedicated to preserve, research, exhibit and globally promote the significant and essential cultural heritage of Korea ranging from the Gojoseon period by ancient Korean kingdom to the Joseon dynasty, the last and most recent dynasty of Korea, giving visitors a chance to appreciate and understand the chronology of Korean history and arts.
Let’s connect with Korean heritage in new ways, then experience, enjoy, appreciate and share it.
National Museum of Korea, the largest museum in Korea that houses precious Korean cultural assets with about 220,000 relics, revealing the story of Korea’s fascinating history, from ancient times to the modern era.
After being relocated to a brand new building in Yongsan in year 2005, the museum has evolved into a world-class cultural complex that preserves and displays Korean cultural heritage, allowing visitors actively feel and experience the rich Korea’s history. The space of museum is divided into permanent exhibition hall, special exhibition hall, the Children’s Museum and an outdoor garden.
The representative artifacts include “Pensive Bodhisattva” from 7th century, Gold Crown from 5th century Silla Kingdom, Ten-story Pagoda of Gyeongcheonsa Temple and many celadon wares from Goryeo dynasty, as well as the white porcelains from Joseon dynasty. The outdoor garden exhibits stone pagodas and other stone relics.
In addition to Korean and international exhibitions, the museum also engages in various cultural and educational programmes, as well as the performing arts presented by the Theater YONG, the multifunctional performance hall within the museum.
Well-equipped with advanced technology and modern functional spaces, National Museum able to cater both business and cultural needs, from cultural performances, international conferences and academic symposiums to indoor and outdoor events. A variety of exhibitions and educational programs and one-hour guided tour on its major masterpieces will make your visit even more pleasant and memorable, as well as unwind your mind with a number of eco-friendly green spaces and resting areas on its ground.
Hanok refers to Korean Style traditional houses, and were first designed and built in the 14th century during the Joseon dynasty. Korean hanok bring the natural world inside, allowing its human residents to coexist peacefully with the simplicity, beauty and spirit of nature.
Korea Furniture Museum, a beautiful space where you can truly experience how Korean people used to live during the Joseon dynasty, which blends well with nature, philosophy, humanity and the beauty of Korea.
Since 1995, the private museum showcases about 500 pieces of Korean traditional furniture together with 10 exquisite traditional Korean houses sitting on a beautifully designed landscape of 6,600sqm. Each of the hanok furnished with its customised ancient wooden furniture, and categorised by material, usage, region and era of the furniture.
With Korean traditional lifestyle and beauty, the museum offers several traditional houses namely Palace house, Storage House, Kitchen House, a special exhibition hall and outdoor garden for events and gatherings, which can accommodate from 20 to 70 people. In maintaining the beauty of this museum, only a very small number of visitors are allowed each day with an advanced reservation.
Seoul Museum, a beautiful building perched at the foot of Mount Inwang in Buam-dong, offering serene views of Bugaksan Mountain with a lush of Japanese red pine forest in one of the fastest growing places for art business in Seoul.
Keeping in step with its mission to be the central cultural facility and hub for Seoul, the museum preserve its traditional beauty while showcasing the charms of modern art through its world-class collection and exhibition spaces.
Its permanent collection consists of a wide selection of works from the best Korean artists. The carefully arranged pieces encourage a dynamic and creative encounter with art, leading cultural development in this generation, as well as carries out multiple research and art programmes.
Located within the ground of Seoul Museum, the Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 26 “Seokpajeong” was once the royal villa of Heungseon Daewongun, father of Emperor Gojong during the Joseon dynasty.
The tranquil villa is surrounded by a cluster of pine trees including a 650-year old pine tree, creating a beautiful and secluded ambiance, which is a must visit for those looking for inner peace and serenity of the past within the busy city. Seoul Museum and Seokpajeong blends the old and new in harmony, is an ideal place to organise events within the hanok style building complement with stylish theater style rooms.
Hangul, also known as Korean alphabetic system, the official writing system of Korea that was developed with precision in mind in 1443 by King Sejong the Great. It consists of 24 basic letters (originally 28), including 14 consonants and 10 vowels, where the consonant characters are formed with curved or angled lines. Hangeul is the most valued treasure of Korea’s heritage and national pride.
National Hangeul Museum (NHM), opened its door in Yongsan on 9 October 2014 (Hangeul Day), consisting a total gross area of 11,767sqm with four floors and one basement.
The museum is dedicated to preserve, expand and recreate the linguistic and cultural value of the Korean alphabet Hangeul, through various exhibitions, research and educational programmes. The museum is also planning to increase exchanges and cooperation with linguistic museums around the world.
Currently, the museum showcases over 30,000 pieces regarding Hangeul, from the creation of the language to the present times, offering exciting experiences and various activities for visitors to enjoy. The museum also operates guided exhibition tours for international visitors and created a learning center for visitors to experience and easily learn the types, structure and combinations of consonants and vowels of Hangeul. The museum’s annex building offers four separate rooms that can be combined as one large event space and used as a rest area for the visitors. In addition, there is an auditorium with a capacity of 150 seats that available for rent.
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