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In October of 2005, the National Museum of Korea opened in a new building in Yongsan Family Park in Seoul. The museum contains over 150,000 pieces in its collection with 11,000 on display at one time. It is the largest museum in Asia and the sixth-largest museum in the world in terms of floor space, covering 307,227 square feet.
Measures to protect the treasures inside the museum included designing a building built to withstand a magnitude 6.0 Richter Scale earthquake.
The museum is divided into three floors. Archaeological and historical Gallery on the first, Fine Arts Gallery on the second and another Fine Arts Gallery, concentrating also on Buddhist sculpture and craftwork.

Address: 135 Seobinggo ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea, 140-
Directions: 150 meters towards Yongsan Family Park at Ichon Station (subway lines 1 and 4), exit 2, 5 minutes by walking
Phone: 822 2077 9000
Website: http://www.museum.go.kr/site/main/index001

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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