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Seogwipo Citrus Museum (감귤박물관)

Seogwipo Citrus Museum (감귤박물관)

12731     2018-11-20

441, Hyodonsunhwan-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-767-3010~1

Nestled at the foot of Wollabong Peak is the Seogwipo Citrus Museum, a place dedicated to the local tangerines, Jeju's specialty product. The museum displays items related to the history and culture of Jeju tangerines and the citrus industry. Visitors can also get a glimpse of Jeju residents' lives through the different exhibits.

At the themed exhibition halls, there are various images and panel displays showing the history of citrus, types of citrus, cultivation methods, citrus from around the world, farming tools, and artifacts. A themed artwork exhibition is held every month at the special exhibition hall and a room showing 3D videos helps visitors learn more about citrus.

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall (이효석 문학관)

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall (이효석 문학관)

10746     2018-10-25

73-25, Hyoseongmunhak-gil, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2700

Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall was opened on September 7, 2002 during the Hyoseok Cultural Festival, to celebrate the literary contributions and display artifacts from the life of Lee Hyo-seok (pen name Gasan). Many of the artifacts on display came from the Gasan Literature Group but some items were also donated from the children of Lee Hyo-seok to commemorate the passing of their father.

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

4608     2018-10-24

1455, Cheonghaejin-ro, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do

The Chang Po Go Memorial Hall was constructed to celebrate the achievements and maritime pioneering spirit of Jang Bogo. The hall is an educational tourism space focusing on historical culture.

The outside of the building is designed to embody a scene of a moving wave and the wall was covered with natural stonework reminiscent of Cheonghaejin Castle in Jongdo Island. The wetland near the hall is home to reeds and wild flowers every season. There is also a walking path surrounded by various kinds of trees.

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

61251     2018-10-24

186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongju National Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). The museum recently went through renovation, and the galleries and the exhibition halls have taken on a new look. In addition to improving facilities for visitors' convenience, Gyeongju National Museum is making efforts to contribute to the community and re-establish its identity as a museum by making efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities and improve management. As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, but it also strives to take a leap forward to become a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

7981     2018-10-24

26-9, Sanjeonghosu-ro 322beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-533-8121


Situated in Pocheon (Gyeonggi-do), the Hangaone facility consists of the Hangwa Culture Museum and the Hangwa Cultural Education Center. Visitors can tour the museum and participate in making Hangwa (traditional Korean confectionery). After the experience program, visitors can even taste hangwa, along with a selection of traditional teas.

The Hangwa Culture Museum is the first museum in Korea to have a theme centered on traditional Korean sweets. Its first floor exhibits the history of hangwa, tools used to make it, and the various types (Yakgwa, Yugwa, Yumilgwa, Jeongwa, Dasik, and Gangjeong), while the second floor offers seasonal hangwa, hangwa with tea, hangwa areas in Pocheon, information from hangwa experts, and tourism information on Pocheon. The education center runs colorful hands-on programs offering visitors an opportunity to make hangwa and also learn about traditional tea culture.

The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)

The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)

28838     2018-10-24

201, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

The National Library of Korea is where numerous materials are collected and preserved. It currently holds approximately 4.3 million books and theses, with roughly two-hundred thousand more collected annually. Art exhibitions are occasionally held in the exhibition room on the first floor. Surrounded by Seocho Park, the scenery outside is beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
At the National Library of Korea, classical concerts are held exclusively for the library users on the last Friday of each month, except in January and August. Anyone who comes to the library can attend the concert for free. The Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra and the famous conductor Geum Nan-Sae perform for the audience. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

Bukchon Cultural Center (북촌문화센터)

Bukchon Cultural Center (북촌문화센터)

39363     2018-10-23

37, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2133-1371~2

Bukchon Cultural Center was established to offer traditional cultural experience opportunities for local residents and international visitors. The programs include tea ceremony, handicraft, gugak as well as a promotional hall introducing Bukchon culture and hanok. Also, the center houses a space and pavilion for visitors to take a rest.

Hanbat Museum of Education (한밭교육박물관)

Hanbat Museum of Education (한밭교육박물관)

5541     2018-10-23

96, Uam-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-670-2200, 2212

Hanbat Museum of Education (est. July 10, 1992) is home to 7 exhibition halls, 3 smaller exhibition areas, and outdoor exhibit areas displaying a total of 27,000 pieces of education-related items such as old school textbooks, educational books, student files, stationery, and more. The museum is particularly popular as a fieldtrip destination for area students.

Exhibition chambers at the museum house documents and items that bear witness to the history of education from the olden days (i.e. village Confucian schools) to the present. Also on display are folk materials on the ancient educational institutions of the past and the daily lives of students. Thanks to the extent and variety of its documents, the museum is a great educational institution that not only preserves the history of education in Korea, but also sheds light on hundreds of years of life, tradition, and culture.

The museum building, built on June 8th, 1938, is the oldest one in the city. Used as a school and later a military base for the U.N. Peace Corps and North Korean soldiers during the Korean War, the building has never been renovated and still bears the bullet holes and other marks of its tumultuous history. In recognition of its historical importance as a local structure, the museum was designated Cultural Property Material No. 50.

Seoul Science Park (서울특별시교육청 과학전시관)

Seoul Science Park (서울특별시교육청 과학전시관)

10220     2018-10-23

101, Nakseongdae-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul
+82-2-881-3000

Seoul Science Park opened in July 2004 to function as a science education and training facility for students and teachers, as well as a cultural place for Seoul citizens. Admission to the park is free for all.

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

12432     2018-10-23

33-15, Daeyang-ro 285beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-962-7171, +82-31-962-9291

The Latin American Cultural Center - Museum was established by former Ambassador Bok Hyung Lee, who served as a diplomat in Latin America for approximately 30 years, and his wife, Kap-Pyo Hong, in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of the Latin American region among Korean people. The center has a museum, an art gallery and a sculpture park: the museum showcases Latin American artifacts made of soil, stone and wood, masks and other folk art crafts of the Maya, Inca and Aztec; the art gallery features contemporary artwork pieces including paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists, and holds art exhibitions on a regular basis; and the sculpture park displays masterpieces of artists mostly from Latin America (Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Portugal), along with indigenas (artifacts from India) and promenades of Coyoacán (the historic borough in Mexico City).

Daegu National Museum (국립대구박물관)

Daegu National Museum (국립대구박물관)

27137     2018-10-22

321, Cheongho-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
+82-53-768-6051~2

Daegu National Museum was built to preserve and exhibit the unique cultural heritage of Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do province. It is a neat brick building with two basement floors. There are three exhibition halls, a special exhibition hall, an experiment study room, an audiovisual studio and a library. At the Archeology Gallery, you can see relics ranging from the Neolithic Era to the Three Kingdoms Period in a chronological order. At the Art History Gallery, you can see and learn about the Buddhist culture of Gyeongsangbuk-do province. Here you can see Buddhist sculptures, Buddha statues and Buddhist crafts. The Goryeo celadon and Buncheong ware are also displayed here. At the Traditional Folk Life Gallery you can learn about the Seonbi culture and the beliefs and rituals of the Yeongnam area, and see traditional Korean houses. You can also enjoy the Outdoor Gallery where a five-storied stone pagoda stands. There are other facilities where visitors can participate in museum activities. You can try traditional dyeing, explore the traditional herbs and learn about agricultural plants. Do not miss going here because this is where you can learn about traditional herbs used for medicine, plants and grains. Resting in the natural surroundings at the wildflower and plant walkway or the Ecology Valley can be very relaxing.

Seoul Baekje Museum (한성백제박물관)

11440     2018-12-04

71, Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2152-5800

Opened on April 30, 2012, Seoul Baekje Museum (interchangeably called Hanseong Baekje Museum) was established by the Seoul Government in order to preserve the artifacts related to Seoul's 2,000 year old history and to shed light on Seoul's cultural identity. The museum is located inside Olympic Park, overlooking Monchontoseong Fortress.