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Backyard of Seoul History Museum
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서울역사박물관은 조선시대를 중심으로 선사시대부터 현대까지 서울의 역사와 문화를 정리하여 보여주는 도시역사박물관으로 2002년 5월 21일 개관하였다.

서울역사박물관은 사라져가는 문화유산을 수집·보존·연구·전시·교육을 통해 서울의 역사와 문화에 대한 이해를 심화시키고, 시민들의 문화적 정체성을 확립시키는 서울의 대표적인 문화기관으로, 한성백제와 조선왕조의 수도로서 정치·경제·사회·문화의 중심으로 발전해온 서울의 역사를 전시하고 있다.

자세한 내용은 http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/서울역사박물관

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