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Yanggu Prehistory Museum (양구선사박물관)

Yanggu Prehistory Museum (양구선사박물관)

3379     2021-09-24

439-52, Geumgangsan-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2677

Yanggu Prehistory Museum displays artifacts from the Paleolithic Age found in Sangmuryong-ri, Yanggu-eup and the Neolith Age discovered in Hyeon-ri, Haean-myeon. It is the first prehistory museum in the nation and aims to teach visitors about Korean prehistoric culture in a manner easy to understand.

Park Soo Keun Museum (박수근미술관)

Park Soo Keun Museum (박수근미술관)

7701     2021-09-24

265-15, Parksookeun-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-480-2655

Park Soo Keun (1914-1965) was an artist who devoted his life to drawing the lives of ordinary people with a warm gaze. The Park Soo Keum Museum, which has a floor space of 700 square meters, is built upon the artist’s birthplace in his hometown in Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do. The museum was founded with the intent to develop into a major cultural space for the region and to honor Park Soo Keun’s life and art. The collection of Park Soo Keun’s artworks shown at the museum include his oil paintings, a number of prints such as "The Tree and Two Ladies" and "Tapdori," watercolor painting "Watercolors," and dozens of other drawings.

Sokcho Museum (속초시립박물관·속초실향민문화촌)

Sokcho Museum (속초시립박물관·속초실향민문화촌)

15290     2021-09-24

16, Sinheung 2-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-639-2973

The Sokcho Museum is a cultural experience center where visitors can learn about and experience Sokcho’s history, culture, and natural environment, covering from prehistoric times to modern times. It displays artifacts related to regional tradition and culture, the fishing village culture, and the culture of the displaced people who took refuge during the Korean War.

The museum is divided into four sections: Exhibition Hall 1, which introduces Sokcho’s natural environment and cultural characteristics; Exhibition Hall 2, displaying the aspects of a fishing village and life of the Korean War refugees; Exhibition Hall 3, which provides diverse cultural experiences for children; and the Balhae History Hall with materials and artifacts related to the ancient Balhae Kingdom. The museum also has a reproduction of Cheongho-dong Alley, where the Korean War refugees from North Korea settled adn lived, and Sokcho Station building that was demolished in 1978.

Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)

Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)

9688     2021-09-24

412, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-680-3674

Hwajinpo Aquarium is located in the Hwajinpo Tourist Area in Goseong, Gangwon-do. The aquarium consists of a shellfish exhibition hall that displays rare shellfish, crustaceans, corals, fossils and stuffed specimens; and an aquarium with fish tanks of varying sizes and shapes designed and equipped in accordance with the characteristics and habitats of each species of fish on display.

There is a 300 ton overhead underwater tunnel on the first floor of the fish exhibition room. The second floor is home to the Ocean Beach and Beautiful East Sea Exhibitions; the Invertebrate Animal Center along with a 3-D Theater that shows films like "Hwajinpo Becomes a Lake," "Ocean Day," and the "Amazing Underwater Trip."

Cheonggyecheon Museum (청계천박물관)

Cheonggyecheon Museum (청계천박물관)

23098     2021-09-23

530, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2286-3410

Cheonggyecheon Museum officially opened in October 2005. The museum’s long, glass exterior represents the flowing waters of Cheonggyecheon Stream, which run through the heart of Seoul. The museum has a permanent exhibition hall, special exhibition hall, educational hall, and an auditorium. The museum contains visual representations of Seoul before and after the transition of Cheonggyecheon Stream. The permanent exhibition hall was remodeled in October 2015, and now offers even more ways to view the history of Seoul as shaped by Cheonggyecheon Stream.

National Women's History Exhibition Hall (국립여성사전시관)

National Women's History Exhibition Hall (국립여성사전시관)

7055     2021-09-23

50, Hwajung-ro 104beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-819-2288

The National Women’s History Exhibition Hall opened on December 9, 2002 in Daebang-dong, Seoul, but was moved to its current location in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do on September 1, 2014. The hall uses both traditional display techniques as well as creative media art to showcase the history and culture of women in Korea. The exhibition hall aims to give women their rightful place in Korean history, in addition to enhancing women’s sense of pride and expand gender equality through various activities, including public education programs and special exhibitions.

Neunggang Sotdae Art Museum (능강솟대문화공간)

Neunggang Sotdae Art Museum (능강솟대문화공간)

8044     2021-09-17

1100, Oksunbong-ro, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-653-6160

Neunggang Sotdae Art Museum in Jecheon is a museum of sotdae, ancient prayer poles with a duck or bird-shaped figurine on top that were usually placed at the village entrance. Many of these artifacts can be found inside and outside of the museum, which is located near the vast Chungjuho Lake. Other nearby tourist attractions include Neunggang Valley, situated at the foot of Geumsusan Mountain and surrounded by lush pine forests, rocky cliffs, streams and waterfalls. There is also Jeongbangsa Temple, which is said to have been built by the renowned Buddhist Monk Uisang, during the Silla era.

Hwamunseok Cultural Center (강화화문석문화관)

Hwamunseok Cultural Center (강화화문석문화관)

5010     2021-09-17

413, Jangjeongyango-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-930-7060

Ganghwa Hwamunseok, Korea's only rush-weaving handicraft, is a cultural legacy inherited from the Goryeo period, and is a product that is exclusively produced in Ganghwa-gun. To preserve and develop its historic rush-weaving handicrafts, Ganghwa-gun constructed Hwamunseok Cultural Center at Yango-ri in Songhae-myeon, the craft's place of origin. Visitors to the cultural center will be able to view the individual features and transformations of Hwamunseok in addition to the past, present and future of rush-weaving handicrafts.

Museum of Oriental Embroidery (동양자수박물관)

Museum of Oriental Embroidery (동양자수박물관)

4056     2021-09-16

140-12, Jukheon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-0600

The Museum of Oriental Embroidery, opened on January 11, 2011, exclusively displays the beautiful works crafted by women of the past. Over 500 pieces of Oriental embroidery from Korea, China and Japan are on display, and another 100 Western embroidery works are also displayed in a special exhibition hall. In this cultural space, one can discover the aesthetic world of Oriental embroidery.

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

8254     2021-09-16

33, Hadonggongyechon-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-745-4998

Silla Arts and Science Museum, opened in 1988, displays miniature models of scientific cultural assets in order to explore and educate how these assets are formed and preserved.

Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum (배재학당 역사 박물관)

Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum (배재학당 역사 박물관)

9189     2021-09-15

19, Seosomun-ro 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-319-5578

The Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum is dedicated to Henry Gerhart Appenzeller, the missionary who opened the first Western-style educational institution in Korea in 1885. The school started with English and core subjects, but expanded into the Pai Chai University, Pai Chai High School, and Pai Chai Middle School and has many famous alumni, including Rhee Syng-man. The memorial hall opened in 2008 in the east wing of the original school building, which was built in 1916 and designated as a Seoul Monument. With dynamically arranged permanent exhibitions, annual special exhibitions and special lectures, the museum offers a unique learning experience to visitors and people with an interest in the history of education in Korea.

Lee Ri-Ja Hanbok Museum (이리자 한복전시관)

29316     2021-09-23

20, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-734-9477

The Lee Ri-Ja Hanbok Museum displays the traditional clothing worn in Korea from birth to death. All hanbok displayed at the museum are created by the hanbok designer Lee Ri-Ja herself, who has over 40 years of experience.