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360° VR panorama of the National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관). It is situated on the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace) in Jongno-gu, Seoul, and uses replicas of historical objects to illustrate the folk history of the Korean people.
The museum was established as the Korean Folk Crafts Museum in 1924 by the Japanese philosopher Yanagi Sōetsu. That name was changed afterwards by the U.S. Government. on November 8, 1945. The museum has three exhibition halls which illustrate ‘The History of the Korean People’ from pre-historic times to the end of the Joseon Dynasty in 1910, ‘The Lifestyle of the Korean People’, and ‘The Lifecycle of a Korean from Birth to Death’. It also houses a children’s museum and an outdoor exhibition.
The museum was originally sited on Mt Namsan, and moved to Gyeongbokgung in 1975. The current building was built in 1972 and housed the National Museum of Korea until 1986. It was remodelled, and reopened as the National Folk Museum in 1993. The building’s design is based on various historical buildings around South Korea.
Above description adapted from National Folk Museum of Korea Wikipedia article.