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Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

7117     2022-01-03

742, Donghak-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-536-1894

The Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall was founded to commemorate the peasants who rose up against corrupt public officials in 1894. The hall presents various educational programs and events.

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

8246     2022-01-03

55, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3477-2461

The Simsan Cultural Center was established to commemorate the Confucianism and patriotic spirit of Simsan Kim Chang-Suk. It also offers educational and training programs to the local community for developing life skills while adding to the overall quality of life.

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

13650     2022-01-03

54, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-620-2324

The Namwon National Gugak Center, located in the birthplace of pansori, invites visitors to the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a genre known for its explicit beauty. Opened in March 1992, the center offers a variety of regular folk performances and educational programs.

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

2569     2022-01-03

45, Sungkyunkwan-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-743-8787

Korean Museum of Straw and Life is a private museum dedicated to the collection, research, and display of materials and historical accounts of diverse straws and their uses in Korea. As Koreans' lifestyle in the past heavily depended on agriculture and cultivation of crops, straws and grasses were easily found and had many uses. The museum aims to educate the general public of how different straw were produced and used by Korean ancestors as well as their significance in connection with today's lifestyle.

Hahoe Mask Museum (하회세계탈박물관)

Hahoe Mask Museum (하회세계탈박물관)

29356     2022-01-03

206, Jeonseo-ro, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-853-2288

Hahoe Mask Museum is located in Andong Hahoe Village, which is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Important Folklore Material. Hahoe Village is a representative traditional Korean folk town and is the home of the Hahoe Mask (National Treasure) and the Byeolsin Gut Mask Dance (Important Intangible Cultural Properties). The museum not only displays Hahoe masks, but also other traditional masks from all over the world.

The museum consists of five permanant exhibition halls and one special exhibition hall, housing a wide range of masks from all over the world along with Hahoe masks. The museum also offers activity programs such as wearing a mask, mask trick art, photo zone, and more.

Animation Museum & Toy Robot Studio (춘천 애니메이션박물관&토이로봇관)

Animation Museum & Toy Robot Studio (춘천 애니메이션박물관&토이로봇관)

532     2021-12-31

854, Baksa-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-245-6470

Located at the Uiam lakeside, the Animation Museum, which is Korea’s only animation museum, has two floors. On the first floor there is the dimensional exhibition hall introducing the origin, birth, and development of the animation, the kinds of animation, and the Korean animation history, as well as the reproductions of a large robot Taekwon V, and the old comic store. The second floor consists of the world hall displaying the animation trend for each country, diverse animation experience activities, and a special exhibition hall. Visitors can experience making sound effects for an animated film using various tools and dubbing a famous animated film such as Run Honey, and Cloud Bread. The Toy Robot Studio, located next to the Animation Museum, provides various experience programs related to robots. Its interesting robot programs are Spider Robot, Mission Robot, Robot Avatar, Robot Dance, Drone Experience, and so on. Both the Animation Museum and the Toy Robot Studio are equipped with convenient facilities for visitors with the background of Uiamho Lake, such as a cafe and souvenir shop, which sells animation characters and toys. The outdoor space also displays cute animation characters on the lawn where children can play freely.

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

2582     2021-12-30

24, Hwamogwon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-248-6685

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum, located within the Gangwon Provincial Botanic Garden, is the nation's first space dedicated to forests. It serves as a cultural space for people to draw nearer to nature, as well as creates new forest culture spaces. The museum has four exhibition rooms, 3D experience room, tree plaground, and more for visitors to enjoy.

* Opened October 31, 2002

Seokjangni Museum (석장리박물관)

Seokjangni Museum (석장리박물관)

6020     2021-12-24

990, Geumbyeok-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
+82-41-840-8924

Located in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, Seokjangni Museum was established in September 2006 to preserve and introduce the culture of the Old Stone Age. There are a variety of exhibitions of relics excavated from the Seokjeong-ri area as well as educational programs available for visitors to learn more about the Paleolithic Period. The museum is divided into permanent exhibitions, planned exhibitions and outdoor exhibitions. Overall, visitors can understand the history better through the exhibition halls, prehistoric park, and the Archaeological Site in Seokjang-ri, Gongju.

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

5907     2021-12-24

63-26, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-9838

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World is the first Korean museum to collect musical instruments from all over the world. At present, it houses about 500 musical instruments including the balafon, djembe, didgeridoo, and angklung from 70 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Islamic Northeast Asia, and Pacific.

Visitors can try out the instruments in the designated hands-on activity area, and try on traditional costumes, as well as other entertainment activities like pungmul (traditional Korean percussion). Visitors who don’t get enough by just playing and touching the instruments can also take part in folk music lectures. In addition, to provide more knowledge on the regional culture, the museum showcases musical instrument with dolls of respective region's traditional costume, instruments, and painting.

Seogwipo Citrus Museum (감귤박물관)

Seogwipo Citrus Museum (감귤박물관)

16148     2021-12-24

441, Hyodonsunhwan-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-760-6400

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.

O'sulloc Tea Museum (오설록 티뮤지엄)

O'sulloc Tea Museum (오설록 티뮤지엄)

1012     2021-12-24

15, Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-794-5312

O'sulloc Tea Museum, located next to O'sulloc's Seogwang Tea Planation in Jeju, was opened by Amore Pacific in 2001 with the aim of introducing and spreading Korean teas and the traditional tea culture of Korea. The museum is a cultural space where the West and the East, and modernity and tradition coexist in harmony. The museum has a tea gallery, eco-friendly rest area, and a cafe where visitors can enjoy a variety of tasty tea-based desserts.

Onyang Folk Museum (온양민속박물관)

12367     2021-12-30

123, Chungmu-ro, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
+82-41-542-6001

Onyang Folk Museum in Ansan, Chungcheongnam-do was founded in 1978 to preserve and display the traditional Korean folk culture. The site consists of both exhibition halls and outdoor exhibition spaces. Visitors can see and learn about the lifestyle and culture from Korea’s past through displays, experience programs, and performances.