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Ppurigipeunnamu Museum (순천시립 뿌리깊은나무 박물관)

Ppurigipeunnamu Museum (순천시립 뿌리깊은나무 박물관)

5898     2019-12-05

45, Pyeongchon 3-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do

Founded by Suncheon City, Ppurigipeunnamu Museum displays the collections of Han Chang-gi, the founder of two renowned magazines in Korea. The collections range from the relics of the Bronze Age to those of modern times. Through the museum, visitors can catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of Korea’s ancestors.

Palais De Seoul (팔레 드 서울)

Palais De Seoul (팔레 드 서울)

8253     2019-12-05

30, Jahamun-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Palais de Seoul is an art gallery that first opened in January 2010 in Tongui-dong, inside of Seochon in Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is a rising hub of culture and art in Seoul. Palais de Seoul, meaning a palace in Seoul in French, is two story high with one basement floor. The gallery houses three exhibition halls, an art shop on the first floor and a rooftop garden that accommodates various events and opening ceremonies for the exhibitions the gallery holds. Hosting various genres of exhibitions ranging from paintings, photos, videos, body paintings to glass installations, the art gallery has been leading the effort to promote the work of art of the famous artists from home and abroad, as well as some experimental artwork of new young talents.

Seoul Children's Museum (서울상상나라)

Seoul Children's Museum (서울상상나라)

18319     2019-11-28

216, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul

Seoul Children's Museum is a facility established by the Seoul City government to help enhance the children's creativity and imagination. The museum offers various cultural activities, as well as arts and science programs that are fun for kids and also enjoyable for parents and teachers. There are about 100 interactive items on display from the basement level to the third floor.

Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

4255     2019-11-28

300-1, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do

Next to Hwajinpo Lake and a dense forest of pine trees lays Hwajinpo History and Security Museum. Its premier location near amazing ecological sites makes the museum a popular destination to pay a visit. Originally built as a summer house for former president Syngman Rhee in 1954 and used as a private villa until the early 1960s, the buildingw as left neglected after his regime was overthrown.

In July of 1997, the Korean Army remodeled the house, turning the place into a historical museum for goods used during warfare and other historical remains of former presidents. Adding auxiliary buildings and completing another major restructuring projects in February 2007, it became open to the public displaying artifacts exhibiting Korea's significant past and serving as a hub for security education.

Dalseong Korea Japan Friendship Center (달성 한일우호관)

4639     2019-12-05

206, Urok-gil, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

The Dalseong Korea-Japan Friendship Center opened on May 3, 2012 to highlight the philanthropy of General Kim Chung-seon (Japanese name Sayaka, 1571-1642) and promote friendship between Korea and Japan. Kim Chung-seon was a Japanese general who defected to Korea during the Japanese invasion. Shortly after arriving on Korean soil as a commander of a Japanese army, Choi together with his subjects defected to Korea, a choice that has been traditionally attributed to his respect for Korean culture. He transferred the technology of manufacturing rifles to the Korean army and contributed greatly in battles in Gyeongju and Ulsan. A great number of tourists visit the center to learn about history, including students and their parents, as well as numerous Japanese tourists who visit to commemorate the spirit of General Kim. The center features exhibition rooms, a 3-D theater, a tea ceremony room, relics, manifestations of traditional games in Korea and Japan, documents from Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, and a site for experiencing archery, all of which can be utilized free of charge.

S.J. Cho Korean Paper Art Gallery (조수정 한지그림 갤러리)

13408     2019-12-05

14, Teheran-ro 92-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

S.J. Cho Korean Paper Art Gallery is dedicated to hanji (traditional Korean paper) art and opened in July of 2011. Hanji art uses an array of colorful hanji paper to create an image that is similar to a painting, but without the paints and brushes. Paper can be torn, folded, or crumpled into different shapes to create a unique work of art.

S.J. Cho Korean Paper Art is the center of the Korean Hanji Art Organization, which has helped popularize hanji art over the past 30 years. Visitors can browse through hanji art at the gallery, enjoy traditional tea at the café, or look out at Bukhansan Mountain on the rooftop. The Experience Hall is located in the basement, where visitors can learn more about hanji art, or even try their hand at making their own.

National Maritime Museum (국립해양박물관)

18262     2019-12-05

45 Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

Exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum encompass all aspects of marine and ocean life. These include the culture, history, famous figures in the industry, maritime vessels, ocean creatures, ocean life experience, maritime industry, marine territory and development and ocean science. It is by far one of the top maritime museums in Korea.

The museum holds over 14,000 historic items and relics that have witnessed the history and are relevant to the future of ocean life. These are on display in the eight different permanent exhibition halls, the special exhibition hall and the children's exhibition hall. The museum also has a library, aquarium, grand auditorium, outdoor performance stage, and a 4D theatre offering a multi-cultural experience to visitors.

Ewha Welcome Center (이화웰컴센터)

9028     2019-12-05

52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Ewha Welcome Center opened in 2013 as the first promotional center and visitor center of its kind on a university campus in Korea, comprising an information desk, an exhibition lounge and a gift shop.

The information desk offers useful information to help visitors get the most out of their Ewha campus experience. The exhibit lounge introduces the history, traditions, and vision of the present-day and future of the university year-round. Visitors can purchase university gear at center’s gift shop. Furthermore, foreign visitors can take part in a range of campus tour programs for an enriching experience on Ewha’s campus with the center's English and Chinese language services.

Ayang Art Center (Former Donggu Arts & Sports Center) [아양아트센터(구, 동구문화체육회관)]

5798     2019-12-05

24, Hyodong-ro 2-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu

With the aim of enriching the lives of Dong-gu district’s inhabitants, Ayang Art Center (former Donggu Arts & Sports Center) is equipped with a wide range of facilities for hosting performances, exhibitions, culture classes, sport events, etc.

Available facilities include a grand performance hall (1,165 seats), variable black box theater (200 seats), outdoor performance hall (400 seats), recreation ground, exhibition hall, culture and arts educational facilities, a wedding hall, sports center with a swimming pool, and a fitness center.

As of March 1, 2013, the center's name has been changed from Donggu Arts & Sports Center to Ayang Art Center.

Bongsan Cultural Center (봉산문화회관)

5437     2019-12-05

77, Bongsanmunhwa-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

Bongsan Cultural Center is a comprehensive culture & arts complex located on Bongsan Culture Street in downtown Daegu. The center serves to satisfy the cultural desire of Daegu citizens and promote their emotional development. It aims to contribute to the development of traditional culture and local art in addition to providing opportunities for healthy recreational activities and lifelong education related to culture and arts.

The center has five modern exhibition halls (Exhibition Hall No. 1-4 and Art Space) and two performance halls (Gaon Hall with 442 seats, and Space Raon with 90 seats). As the center is located near Banwoldang Station (Daegu Subway Line 1), it is easily accessible by public transportation.

Keimyung Art Center (계명아트센터)

5244     2019-12-05

1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu

Keimyung Art Center covers an area of 10,000 square meters with three upper floors and two basement floors. It is equipped with 1,954 seats and cutting-edge stage facilities for hosting diverse genres of performance arts like operas, musicals, concerts, plays, and dance. Since its opening in October 2008, the center has been greatly contributing in facilitating communication with a broad audience and increasing cultural opportunities for Daegu citizens. The center also arranges various social restoration and educational programs.

Miryang Museum (밀양시립박물관)

2623     2019-11-28

100, Miryangdaegongwon-ro, Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Miryang Museum features cultural items and materials of the Nakdonggang River area. The purpose of the museum is to effectively preserve, exhibit, and acknowledge the history and culture of the area through collecting, researching, investigating and organizing the items on display. In addition, the museum was established to enhance cultural nostalgia and contribute to social education.

The museum is comprised of several halls, including a permanent exhibition hall and a temporary exhibition hall, showing the history of Miryang during the Samhan era and the Joseon dynasty. Collections include various cultural assets designated by Gyeongsangnam-do, as well as an exhibit-style storage of literary works, and folk and daily relics.