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Buyeo National Museum (국립부여박물관)

Buyeo National Museum (국립부여박물관)

17411     2021-01-26

5, Geumseong-ro, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
+82-41-833-8562

Buyeo National Museum was first established by the Buyeo Preservation Society in 1929 as a collection of relics and artifacts related to the Baekje kingdom. This collection was on display at a government building from the Joseon dynasty until 1970, when a new building was erected on the southern foothills of Busosan Mountain. It moved again on August 6, 1993 to the current location. The museum has four exhibition halls and an outdoor exhibit with a total of about 1,000 relics on display.

Sejong Center (세종문화회관)

Sejong Center (세종문화회관)

60261     2021-01-26

175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-399-1000

Having completed a grand remodeling project in 2007, Sejong Center offers customer-friendly programs aimed at improving the quality of art performances in a comfortable resting area. Comprised of the Grand Theater of Sejong Center, Sejong M Theater, Sejong Chamber Hall, Exhibition Hall, and other subsidiary facilities, Sejong Center is a multicultural art center.

Various genres of performances including traditional, classic, and crossover taken place in the center, giving many opportunities for cultural nostalgia.

* Opened April 14, 1978

Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul Arts Center (예술의전당 한가람미술관)

Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul Arts Center (예술의전당 한가람미술관)

23457     2021-01-26

2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-580-1300

Hangaram Art Museum, located in the left wing of the Seoul Arts Center, displays a unique exhibition of formative arts. Established in 1990, the museum has a total area of 15,540 ㎡ and contains 6 exhibition halls (including one for oversized artwork), a storage area, and an art shop. The building features a lighting system that controls the humidity and temperature and is equipped with a luminous ceiling system that captures natural sunlight and feeds it into the museum, allowing visitors to enjoy a brightly lit viewing area.

The Art Square in front of the museum houses a wide range of exclusive artwork and serves as a venue for various events such as the Cloz Art Market. Visitors may also enjoy the open-air café right in front of the building or dine at “Yehyang,” a traditional Korean restaurant right down the stairs.

Anseong Machum Museum (안성맞춤박물관)

Anseong Machum Museum (안성맞춤박물관)

13624     2021-01-26

4726-15, Seodong-daero, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-676-4352

Anseong Machum Museum is a theme museum showcasing the rich cultural assets of Anseong, which have evolved around a type of brassware called Yugi.

Located at the entrance of Chungang University’s Anseong Campus, the museum has a brassware exhibition hall, theater, planned exhibition hall, agricultural history exhibition hall, local relics exhibition hall, seminar room, and research room. The brassware exhibition hall displays information on the history, production, and use of brassware.

The agricultural history exhibition hall exhibits the history of agriculture and special products of Anseong, providing the chance to see how the agriculture of Anseong has evolved over time.

The local relics exhibition hall displays the culture and history of Anseong. On display are photos of Anseong, reproductions of a historical street market, Anseong Namsadang troupe items, and Buddhist cultural assets.

National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

42996     2021-01-26

59, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2280-4114

The National Theater of Korea opened in 1950 as the first national theater in Asia. The theater is the base of operations for four performance groups: the National Drama Company, the National Changgeuk Company, the National Dance Company, and the National Orchestra Company. By supporting these performance troupes, the National Theater strives to globalize Korean traditional arts, modifying select pieces to reach a larger audience.

Iksan National Museum (국립익산박물관)

Iksan National Museum (국립익산박물관)

14685     2021-01-26

362, Mireuksaji-ro, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-830-0900

Iksan National Museum is located near Mireuksa Temple Site (Historic Site No. 150), one of the largest temples of the Baekje dynasty during the Three Kingdoms Period. A total of roughly 19,200 artifacts were unearthed during archaeological research in 1980-1996, and the museum was opened as Mireuksa Temple Site National Museum in 1997 to display these findings. The Stone Pagoda of Mireuksa Temple Site (National Treasure No. 11) was restored in 2009, and the site was recognized as a World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2015, afterwhich the museum name was changed to the current Iksan National Museum. The museum also offers various cultural events and programs, including on-site education, historical and cultural lectures, and summer culture school.

Korean Martyrs' Museum (한국천주교순교자박물관)

Korean Martyrs' Museum (한국천주교순교자박물관)

38640     2021-01-26

6, Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3142-4434

Korean Martyrs’ Museum was opened in October of 1967 as Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine, in memory of the Catholic martyrs who lost their lives during the Byeongin Persecution of 1866. The name of the museum changed to the current Korean Martyrs' Museum in August of 2008. The museum displays artifacts and materials in exhibitions related to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea.

Jjajangmyeon Museum (짜장면박물관)

Jjajangmyeon Museum (짜장면박물관)

6953     2021-01-25

56-14, Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
+82-32-773-9812

Jjajangmyeon Museum shows the history and culture of jjajangmyeon (black soy bean noodles) that originated from Chinatown in Incheon. As one of the 100 National Culture Symbol, jjajangmyeon is one of Korean’s most beloved dishes.
Opening date: April 28, 2012
[Gonghwachun] Cultural Heritage Property No. 246 (Designated on April 14, 2006)

Jeong Jiyong Literature Gallery (정지용 문학관)

Jeong Jiyong Literature Gallery (정지용 문학관)

5987     2021-01-25

56, Hyangsu-gil, Okcheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-730-3408

Hagye-ri in Okcheon-eup, Okcheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, is the hometown of Jeong Jiyong, the poet who wrote the poem "Hyangsu" (Nostalgia). The Jeong Jiyong Literature Gallery is located next to Jeong Jiyong's birthplace. The gallery has a Literature Exhibition Hall, which is divided into four parts: Jeong Jiyong's Chronological History, Jiyeong's Life and Literature, Jiyong Literature Map, and Exhibition of his Original Copy of Prose and Poem.

At the Literature Experience Center, visitors can learn more about literature through various multimedia platforms. The Video Room shows a documentary about Jiyong's life and literature while the Literature Class is the venue for lectures, poem discussions, seminars, and other literature club activities.

Chuncheon Puppet Theater (춘천인형극장)

Chuncheon Puppet Theater (춘천인형극장)

20233     2021-01-25

3017, Yeongseo-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-242-8450

Chuncheon Puppet Theater is the only theater in Korea that features puppet shows for children, with over 500 performances each year. Founded in 1989, the theater offers upscale puppet performances from various countries and special events through its annual Chuncheon International Puppet Festival in August. In addition to the theater, there is also a Puppet Museum with exhibitions of various puppets from around the world.

Lee Ri-Ja Hanbok Museum (이리자 한복전시관)

28508     2021-01-25

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, with over 40 years of experience.

Goseong DMZ Museum (고성 DMZ 박물관)

14637     2021-01-25

369, Tongiljeonmangdae-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-681-0625

The DMZ Museum was founded in honor of people's hope for unification of South Korea and North Korea. It is located at the northernmost area along the East coast near the civilization control line.The museum features exhibition halls arranged in a number of different themes that highlight the historical significance and the meaning of the DMZ, from the aftermath of war to its pristine ecosystem.