MMCA : The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

Seoul, South Korea


  • 30 Samcheong-ro
  • Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu
  • Seoul 110-200
  • South Korea

Opening times

Closed : Mondays and January 1st
Ticket : Until 1 hour prior to the closing time

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday : 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Saturday : 10:00 am ~ 9:00 pm(18:00~21:00 : Special exhibition is free)


Admission fee is charged differently according to the exhibition.
Please refer to the museum website for details.
Tickets for all exhibition at MMCA Seoul: 4,000 Won (2014.3.1 ~ 2014.12.31)

Since opening its door in 1969, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea has lived through the history of Korean art. In the process, MMCA established itself as a representative institution of Korean modern art.

The museum’s four branches, including Gwacheon (opened in 1986), Deoksugung (opened in 1998), Seoul (opened in 2013), and Cheongju (expected to open in 2017), each in its own way, will continue to carry out MMCA’s commitment to the art and culture of Korea by enriching the first-hand cultural experience of the viewing public.

Boasting a superb natural landscape surrounding the site, MMCA Gwacheon will be devoted to various genres of visual arts such as architecture, design, and crafts. Located within a historical site, MMCA Deoksugung will showcase modern art from Korea and overseas. In the heart of the city, MMCA Seoul will focus on introducing global contemporary art. With its up-to-date art storage facility, MMCA Cheongju will fulfill the museum’s primary duty to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and educate. Through its various locations, MMCA intends to function as a cultural platform that encourages communication and cross-pollination of contemporary art with other various disciplines of art, science, and humanities.

MMCA’s foremost mission is to offer a culturally rewarding experience to its visitors.
We will remain committed to this mission for many generations to come.

We look forward to welcoming you.


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