Czech Marionettes Exhibition in Seoul

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage in 2016, Czech puppetry is one of the most popular leisure cultures in the Czech Republic which holds 200 years of history.

For the successful exhibition of Korea–Czech international exchange “Secrets of Wooden Puppets – Czech Marionettes,” a total of 126 puppets, 24 stages, and props will travel 8,260 km to the Seoul Museum of History all the way from the Czech Republic. Both countries have prepared this exhibition to overcome the difficult situation brought about by the pandemic since last year and give hopes to all the people around the world.

The exhibition features from Czech troupes in the 18th century to puppets, theaters, and animations in the 20th century when Czech puppetry flourished. Furthermore, with rooms featuring puppet carpentry, creating real sounds, and offering hands-on experiences and playground, this exhibition is open to all children and even adults.

Visit the official website for more information about the “Secrets of Wooden Puppets – Czech Marionettes” exhibition.

Exhibition Schedule

The exhibition runs from June 4th, 2021 to August 29th, 2021, and is open every week Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. The museum is CLOSED on Mondays.


Entrance to the “Secrets of Wooden Puppets – Czech Marionettes” special exhibition is free of charge.

Directions and Facilities

Get to the Seoul Museum of History by:

  • Bus: 101, 160, 260, 270, 271, 273, 370, 470, 471, 601, 704, 710, 720, 721
  • Subway:
    • 7 mins walk form Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5) – Exits 6, 7, 8;
    • 8 minutes walk from Seodaemun Station (Line 5) – Exit 4;
    • Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3) – Exit 7

Parking is available for a fee (114 spaces, between 8 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.). Check the parking fees here.