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Museum of the ancient tombs in Daseong-dong (대성동고분박물관)

Museum of the ancient tombs in Daseong-dong (대성동고분박물관)

13723     2023-01-02

126, Gayaui-gil, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

The Museum of the ancient tombs in Daseong-dong displays artifacts unearthed from the four excavations of the Daeseongdong Tumuli. Highlighting often overlooked relics of the Geumgwan Gaya, the museum has three ground-floor exhibit halls and several underground auxiliary facilities. The main exhibits include a life-sized statue of a mounted soldier and a warrior statue, both recreated based on bones excavated from the tumuli of Yean-ri. The museum relies heavily on videos and dioramas to help visitors explore all the museum has to offer.

Clayarch Gimhae Museum (클레이아크 김해미술관)

12887     2022-12-29

275-51, Jillye-ro, Jillye-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

The name “Clayarch” is a compound word of clay and arch, short for“architecture.” It embodies the basic spirit of the museum, which is to pursue development in the field of architectural ceramics through working with science, art, education, and industry.

Clayarch Gimhae Museum aims to play a leading role in the development of architectural ceramics, which are now spreading across the globe. It intends to do so by rediscovering the relationship between ceramics and architecture – a matter that has been relatively ignored – as a new direction for ceramic art. This reflects the pluralism of this time, which seeks to pursue something creative and new and to overcome the limitations of specific fields through working with different genres. The museum seeks to actively lead this artistic attempt, and make aesthetic and scientific achievements in this field with theoretical backing gained through academic activities, lectures, and research.

Gimhae Arts and Sports Center (김해문화의전당)

14807     2022-12-29

2060, Gimhae-daero, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

The Gimhae Arts and Sports Center is a performance hall for high-class performances. Maru Hall is a multi-purpose theater that also contains a moving orchestra shell with a sound reflection board for a smaller concert hall inside the theater. Nuri Hall is an experimental theater for performances in a variety of themes. The center also features the outdoor theater Aedureum Madang, Yunseul Art Gallery, Media Center, Sports Center, and Aram Learning Center, as well as a café and restaurants.

The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)

The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)

463673     2022-12-29

29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

The War Memorial of Korea, located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, exhibits and preserves materials related to the Korean War and serves as a national moral educational venue. It was established on June 10, 1994 by the War Memorial Service Korea Society to commemorate the noble sacrifice of patriotic martyrs. The museum houses approximately 33,000 artifacts with about 10,000 on display at indoor and outdoor exhibitions. There are six separate indoor halls, including Expeditionary Forces Room, Patriotic Memorial Room, War History Room, 6·25 Korean War Room, Development Hall and Large Machinery Room. The outdoor exhibition showcases large-sized weapons. Visitors of all ages from children to adults can also participate in 20 various educational programs and diverse cultural events such as military music and honor guard events, drawing contest, cultural event and more. The character of War Memorial of Korea is ‘Mudori’ featuring a helmet symbolizing the protection of the nation and a bay leaf meaning peace.

Dalseong Korea-Japan Friendship Center (달성 한일우호관)

13094     2022-12-29

206, Urok-gil, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

The Dalseong Korea-Japan Friendship Center opened in 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 Imjin War. Shortly after arriving on Korean soil as a commander of a Japanese army, Kim, together with his soldiers, 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 3D 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.

Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum (부산어촌민속관)

Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum (부산어촌민속관)

29305     2022-12-29

128, Haksa-ro, Buk-gu, Busan

Opened on February 23, 2007 as a branch museum of Busan Marine Natural History Museum, Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum displays cultural artifacts and materials related to the tradition, history and folklore of Busan's fishing culture and development. Designed with the theme of "Fishing Village Trip from the River to the Sea," the exhibition halls are divided into Nakdonggang River Fishing Village Folk Hall and Busan Fishing Village Folk Hall.

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

25158     2022-12-29

33-15, Daeyang-ro 285beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum was established in 1994 to inform visitors about the culture and arts of Latin America. The museum exhibits artifacts from the Maya, Aztec, Inca, and early colony period that represents Latin America, as well as paintings, sculptures, traditional cloth and more from artists that represents the region. The Sculpture Park showcases pieces from 12 contemporary artists throughout the park, walking trail and rest area. In 2011, Religion Exhibition Hall opened which has a large mural and stain glass that is 24 meters in x_width and 5 meters in x_height.

Gunsan Modern History Museum (군산근대역사박물관)

24722     2022-12-29

240, Haemang-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

First opened on September 30, 2011, the Gunsan Modern History Museum covers the history of Gunsan's transformative role as an international trading port. The museum exhibits past images of Gunsan, showing the city's rise and importance as a West Sea maritime distribution port.

Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do (한국소리문화의전당)

15255     2022-12-29

31, Sori-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

The city of Jeonju prides itself on its rich local culture and history of tradition. Residents are passionate about their heritage, especially when it comes to the arts. The Sori Arts Center of Jeollabuk-do exemplifies and celebrates these community values by regularly offering a full program of visual arts shows. An excellent venue for leisure activities, events, and gatherings, the building itself boasts a stunning architectural style that underscores the institution’s desire to increase art appreciation worldwide.

* Foundation: September 21, 2001

Korea Culture House (KOUS) (한국문화의집)

Korea Culture House (KOUS) (한국문화의집)

23211     2022-12-28

12-9, Teheran-ro 92-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Operated by Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Korea Culture House (KOUS), similar to the Korea House in Gangbuk area, opened in Daechi-dong, Gangnam. Tourists visiting Korea and international students residing in Korea can experience and learn Korea's traditional culture at this educational space.