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The National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관)

The National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관)

341333     2022-05-26

137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

The National Museum of Korea houses a vast collection of over 420,000 artifacts from ancient times to the modern era in a wide range of topics, including art and culture. The museum houses a Children's Museum, where visitors can learn more about the nation's history through educational programs and experiences. The outdoor grounds feature pagodas and other stone artworks too large to be on display inside.

In addition to galleries with a wide array of national and international pieces, the National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to collection, preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, intercultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.

Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

7272     2022-04-22

742, Donghak-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do

The Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall was founded to commemorate the peasants who rose up against corrupt public officials in 1894. The hall presents various educational programs and events.

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

8409     2022-01-03

55, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

The Simsan Cultural Center was established to commemorate the Confucianism and patriotic spirit of Simsan Kim Chang-Suk. It also offers educational and training programs to the local community for developing life skills while adding to the overall quality of life.

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

13807     2022-01-03

54, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do

The Namwon National Gugak Center, located in the birthplace of pansori, invites visitors to the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a genre known for its explicit beauty. Opened in March 1992, the center offers a variety of regular folk performances and educational programs.

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

2833     2022-01-03

45, Sungkyunkwan-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Korean Museum of Straw and Life is a private museum dedicated to the collection, research, and display of materials and historical accounts of diverse straws and their uses in Korea. As Koreans' lifestyle in the past heavily depended on agriculture and cultivation of crops, straws and grasses were easily found and had many uses. The museum aims to educate the general public of how different straw were produced and used by Korean ancestors as well as their significance in connection with today's lifestyle.

Hahoe Mask Museum (하회세계탈박물관)

Hahoe Mask Museum (하회세계탈박물관)

30212     2022-01-03

206, Jeonseo-ro, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Hahoe Mask Museum is located in Andong Hahoe Village, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Important Folklore Material. Hahoe Village is a representative traditional Korean folk town and is the home of the Hahoe Mask (National Treasure) and the Byeolsin Gut Mask Dance (Important Intangible Cultural Properties). The museum not only displays Hahoe masks, but also other traditional masks from all over the world.

The museum consists of five permanant exhibition halls and one special exhibition hall, housing a wide range of masks from all over the world along with Hahoe masks. The museum also offers activity programs such as wearing a mask, mask trick art, photo zone, and more.

Animation Museum & Toy Robot Studio (춘천 애니메이션박물관&토이로봇관)

Animation Museum & Toy Robot Studio (춘천 애니메이션박물관&토이로봇관)

969     2021-12-31

854, Baksa-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Located at the Uiam lakeside, the Animation Museum, which is Korea’s only animation museum, has two floors. On the first floor there is the dimensional exhibition hall introducing the origin, birth, and development of the animation, the kinds of animation, and the Korean animation history, as well as the reproductions of a large robot Taekwon V, and the old comic store. The second floor consists of the world hall displaying the animation trend for each country, diverse animation experience activities, and a special exhibition hall. Visitors can experience making sound effects for an animated film using various tools and dubbing a famous animated film such as Run Honey, and Cloud Bread. The Toy Robot Studio, located next to the Animation Museum, provides various experience programs related to robots. Its interesting robot programs are Spider Robot, Mission Robot, Robot Avatar, Robot Dance, Drone Experience, and so on. Both the Animation Museum and the Toy Robot Studio are equipped with convenient facilities for visitors with the background of Uiamho Lake, such as a cafe and souvenir shop, which sells animation characters and toys. The outdoor space also displays cute animation characters on the lawn where children can play freely.

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

2753     2021-12-30

24, Hwamogwon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum, located within the Gangwon Provincial Botanic Garden, is the nation's first space dedicated to forests. It serves as a cultural space for people to draw nearer to nature, as well as creates new forest culture spaces. The museum has four exhibition rooms, 3D experience room, tree plaground, and more for visitors to enjoy.

* Opened October 31, 2002

Seokjangni Museum (석장리박물관)

Seokjangni Museum (석장리박물관)

6205     2021-12-24

990, Geumbyeok-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Located in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, Seokjangni Museum was established in September 2006 to preserve and introduce the culture of the Old Stone Age. There are a variety of exhibitions of relics excavated from the Seokjeong-ri area as well as educational programs available for visitors to learn more about the Paleolithic Period. The museum is divided into permanent exhibitions, planned exhibitions and outdoor exhibitions. Overall, visitors can understand the history better through the exhibition halls, prehistoric park, and the Archaeological Site in Seokjang-ri, Gongju.

ARTE Museum Valley Gangneung (아르떼뮤지엄 강릉)

430     2022-06-03

131, Nanseolheon-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

ARTE Museum Valley Gangneung, located by Gyeongpo Lake, is the third immersive media art exhibition presented by d’strict, a digital media design company. There are twelve media art exhibitions centered on the theme “Valley” to reflect the regional characteristics of Gangwon-do and Gangneung, the center of the Baekdu Mountain Range. The works produced under the theme of “Eternal Nature” have vibrant visuals, sensual sounds, and elegant fragrance adding to the entire experience.

K-Style Hub (케이스타일허브)

59565     2022-05-23

40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

[ K-Style Hub Operation Announcement ]

K-Style Hub will be closed due to remodeling construction, with the exception of the Tourist Information Center. Starting from May 3, 2021, the Tourist Information Center originally on the 2nd floor will move to the 6th floor until further notice.

* Offered assistance: General tourist information, including medical tourism

[Operating hours] 09:00-18:00

* Tourist information +82-2-729-9497~9
* Medical tourism +82-2-752-2102

[Language assistance]
* Tourist information - English, Japanese, Chinese
* Medical tourism - English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian

Due to limited space at the temporary tourist information center, visitors may have to wait to enter and and may hear construction noise while on the site.

* During the construction period, the building’s back door will serve as the main entrance and vehicle parking will be unavailable.

Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관)

12540     2021-12-30

123, Chungmu-ro, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

Onyang Folk Museum in Ansan, Chungcheongnam-do was founded in 1978 to preserve and display the traditional Korean folk culture. The site consists of both exhibition halls and outdoor exhibition spaces. Visitors can see and learn about the lifestyle and culture from Korea’s past through displays, experience programs, and performances.