The history of the Republic of Korea (ROK) began with the Provisional Government of Korea in Shanghai, which was formed following the independence movement in March 1919 during Japanese colonial rule. The country underwent significant events such as liberation in 1945 and establishment of the government in 1948. This museum displays a range of artifacts and information associated with the country’s history.
There have been many controversies about the interpretation of events in the country’s modern history so the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History strives to act as a place where people with different historical views can coexist by shedding light on the history of citizens on a grassroots level, who faced painful time, and dark and negative facts about the country’s history, in addition to the history of the country’s industrialization and economic development.
mon, tue, thu, fri, sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; wed, sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
198 Sejong-Daero, Jongno-Gu