The Korea Herald


National museums to open daily starting October

By Lee Woo-young

Published : Sept. 6, 2016 - 16:58

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Three major national museums in Korea -- the National Museum of Korea, the National Folk Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea -- will open every day starting October, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.

Currently, the NMK and the MMCA close Mondays, while the NFMK closes Tuesdays. The MMCA is located near Gyeongbokgung in Seoul, a popular tourist site, while the NFK is located inside the palace.

“Opening museums without holidays will offer more days for citizens to enjoy and appreciate culture and furthermore create more jobs,” said Jin Jeong-hwan of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. “We will have more museums open year-round based on the evaluation of the daily museum openings at the three museums,” Jin added.

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