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Korea Electric Power Corporation Art Center (KEPCO Art Center) (한전아트센터 공연장)

Korea Electric Power Corporation Art Center (KEPCO Art Center) (한전아트센터 공연장)

9545     2017-11-17

60, Hyoryeong-ro 72-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Located in downtown Seoul, the KEPCO Art Center is a cultural complex providing opportunities to experience a diverse array of arts and culture.

The grand theatre plays host to performances ranging from classical to pop. Within the KEPCO Art Center is an art gallery as well as an electricity museum.

Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)

Chunhyang Culture & Art Center (춘향문화예술회관)

3813     2017-11-17

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

Located in Namwon, the birthplace of gugak (Korean classical music), the Chunhyang Culture & Art Center was established to preserve and promote the cultural asset, while providing spaces for art and culture.

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

5848     2017-11-17

33, Hadonggongyechon-gilGyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Silla Arts and Science Museum is located in Gyeongju Folk Craft Village, and displays miniature models of cultural assets in the region in order to promote the scientific principles of the cultural properties.

On the first floor of the museum are cultural items including Sillawanggyeongdo, unearthed relics from Hwangnamdaechong Tomb and a reconstruction of relics from Namsan Mountain.

The second floor houses a golden crown of Silla and Baekje, and Tripitaka Koreana of Haeinsa Temple. The basement has miniatures of Seokguram Grotto and Gunwisamjonseokbul in Palgongsan Mountain. Outside the museum, Gameunsaji and Cheomseongdae observatory are on display. The museum is unique for promoting scientific preservation methods of cultural relics based on a thorough analysis of their structure and genuine beauty.

The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin (충무공 이야기)

The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin (충무공 이야기)

4224     2017-11-16

175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul

"If you are prepared to fight to the death, you will live. If you avoid battles to preserve your life, you will die." - Nanjung Ilgi (War Diary of Admiral Yi Sun-shin)

One of the best naval commanders Korea has ever known, a statue of Yi Sun-shin was installed at Gwanghwamun Square before King Sejong the Great to celebrate the 465 anniversary of his birth. On April 28, 2010, The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin was opened in the basement of Sejong Center to commemorate his life and accomplishments. Located next to The Story of King Sejong, the exhibit is divided into 8 experience zones further focused on 12 themes related to Admiral Yi's life, ranging from determination and devotion to loyalty of country and countrymen. The museum uses the latest in digital technology to bring this great hero to life. Another great attraction to the museum is the turtle war-ship made famous by Admiral Yi shrunk down to 55% of the real size. Despite the down-size, the ship is still big enough for guests to board and row the oars, with a digital display of the ocean waves playing on moniters all around for a fun 4-D experience.

Seoul Baekje Museum (한성백제박물관)

Seoul Baekje Museum (한성백제박물관)

8229     2017-11-16

71, Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul

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.

Sangju Museum (상주박물관)

Sangju Museum (상주박물관)

4380     2017-11-14

684, Gyeongcheon-ro, Sabeol-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Sangju Museum was established to highlight the history of Sangju, and systematically preserve and manage the city's cultural heritage. It features several exhibitions inside the building, and Naksangdong Stone Tower, stone lanterns and other stone relics outside.

Nangye Hall of Korean Classical Music (영동군 난계국악당)

Nangye Hall of Korean Classical Music (영동군 난계국악당)

4957     2017-11-14

11, Seongan-gil, Yeongdong-eup, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-740-3884, +82-43-740-5949

Opened in 1987, Nangye Hall of Korean Classical Music is located in Yeongdong-eup, Yeongdong-gun with two above ground levels and one basement level. It is comprised of a hall which holds 528 seats, 310 ㎡ of stages, 51 m2 of dressing rooms, a projection room, and sound room. Various performance and events are held in the hall.

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

7052     2017-11-14

26-9, Sanjeonghosu-ro 322beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

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.

Cheongsong Folk Museum (청송민속박물관)

Cheongsong Folk Museum (청송민속박물관)

5966     2017-11-14

222, Juwangsan-ro, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Situated at the entrance to Juwangsan National Park in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Cheongsong Folk Museum was opened in 1999 to promote the history, culture, and customs of the region. The three-story museum offers indoor & outdoor exhibition halls and archive rooms. The indoor exhibition halls showcase educational materials related to farming and the customs of Cheongsong. Exhibitions - such as the Traditional Guest Room, Weaving Room, Items of Everyday Use, and Cheongsong Porcelain - offer glimpses of how people lived in the past.

The outdoor exhibition space reproduces a traditional tavern, waterwheel, millstone operated by a horse or ox, monument to ward off misfortunes and protect prosperity, and natural stones used for worship, with which visitors can experience farm life in the past. Traditional totem poles await visitors at the entrance of the museum.

The museum is also surrounded by many tourist attractions: Wangbeodeul (grand willow trees designated as Natural Monument No.297) in Bugok-dong, Dalgi Falls, Cheongun Stream, and Songsaeng-ri Student Campgrounds to name a few.

Sejong Culture & Arts Center (세종문화예술회관)

4950     2017-11-17

22, Munyehoegwan-gil, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong-si

Located in Sejong Special Self-Governing City, the Sejong Culture & Arts Center is a multi-purpose cultural space for performances and exhibitions. It offers various creative opportunities for local artists as well as a place to enjoy culture and arts for local residents. The center features a performance stage with 870 seats and exhibition rooms.

Gyeongju Arts Center (경주예술의전당)

8376     2017-11-16

1, Alcheonbuk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

The arts center opened its doors to the public on November 6th, 2010 after two years and four months of construction, which started on April 14th, 2008. Standing on a lot measuring 27,925㎡, the five-storey building has two basement floors (equivalent to a 13-story apartment in x_height), is 21,232㎡ in area, and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities (such as a revolving stage).

Major facilities include a grand performance hall, small performance hall, exhibition chamber, outdoor performance stage, conference room, seminar room, and toy library where a wide range of educational and participatory programs are held.

Hadong Tea Culture Center (하동 차문화센터)

6463     2017-11-15

571-25, Ssanggye-ro, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-880-2895, 2955

The Tea Culture Center located at the foot of Jirisan Mountain in Hadong Gyeongsangnam-do Province aims to promote the tea culture of the area, the first tea producer in the nation, while advertising the quality and superiority of Hadong green tea. The center is located adjacent to the tea farming area and Ssanggyesa Temple, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Korea.

In the Tea Culture Center, there is a tea culture museum where you may learn about the history and culture associated with Korean tea. At the Tea Promotional and Experience Center visitors can enjoy such hands-on programs like making tea in a traditional hand-made way and learning the traditional tea etiquette of the region, a pottery class where you can make your own pottery in a traditional way, and a tea market where you can purchase a variety of high-quality tea produced in the region. Every year, the center holds the Hadong Wild Tea & Culture Festival, an official local celebration designated by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.