Try these museums if free is your favorite f-word

In 1997, wearing a hanbok to national museums and palaces got you in for free. Nowadays, it’s a bit easier. Check out what’s free and when
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On the last Wed of the month, major art galleries, museums, and national palaces are free. Well, almost. Tickets for DDP and Hangaram Art Museum are half price if you visit after 6pm. Movies, concerts, musicals, street performances, and even sport games are all included in the benefits of "Culture Day." Here are some museums that sport Culture Day, as well as free exhibitions and events. 

Museums to enter for free

1
 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

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From Suh Do-ho’s “Home within Home” to Shirin Neshat’s black and white films, the big names of
contemporary art always make a stop at this museum when in Seoul. Although these special
exhibits come with a price tag (4,000 won), all others are free every Wed and Sat night.

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung
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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

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Programs like gayageum performances, puppet theater, and conversation with the curator all come free of charge. Performances and workshops are
also offered for free—but only if you register online or show up early that day in person.

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National Folk Museum of Korea
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National Folk Museum of Korea

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The museum is located on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung, but there is a museum-specific entrance if you want to avoid paying the palace entry fee. Exhibitions are free, but audio guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese are offered for 1,000 won.

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