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Mok In Museum Mok Seok Won (목인박물관 목석원)

Mok In Museum Mok Seok Won (목인박물관 목석원)

10372     2021-08-31

46-1, Changuimun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Mok In Museum Mok Seok Won relocated in 2019 from Insa-dong to Buam-dong. Six exhibition halls offer visitors a look at wooden figures from around the world. Mokin refers to traditional wooden sculptures carved in shapes of human figures or various animals. The museum holds around 12,000 wooden folk sculptures including those used to decorate funeral carriages and temples mostly from the Joseon dynasty up to modern times. The museum also has an outdoor exhibition hall that harmonizes the sculptures with nature.

Kim Young Gap Gallery Dumoak (김영갑 갤러리 두모악)

Kim Young Gap Gallery Dumoak (김영갑 갤러리 두모악)

17256     2021-08-27

137, Samdal-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

The Kim Young Gap Gallery is a former elementary school turned into a gallery. Photographer Kim Young-gap, who had been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, spent his life capturing the beauty of Jeju Island. He created the gallery during his last days so that he could ensure his works be shared for years to come. The gallery shows the photographer’s artistic passion, and his photos reflect the sublime beauty of Jeju Island, captured day after day in all kinds of weather.

Hongdae Nanta Theatre (홍대난타전용관)

Hongdae Nanta Theatre (홍대난타전용관)

19984     2021-08-27

29, Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Located in Hongdae, a signature of youth and cultural streets, Hongdae Nanta Theater has 323 seats and offers two performances daily.

Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum (김천 세계도자기박물관)

Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum (김천 세계도자기박물관)

7625     2021-08-26

118, Jikjisa-gil, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gimcheon World Porcelain Museum is located at the entrance to Jikjisa Temple. Nearly 1,000 artifacts, including Western porcelain and crystal donated by the Korean-Japanese Bokjeonyeongja are on display. The museum has three exhibition halls and one video hall that exhibit refined, elegant porcelain from all over the world.

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum (춘천막국수체험박물관)

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum (춘천막국수체험박물관)

25253     2021-08-26

264, Sinbuk-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Chuncheon Makguksu Museum was built with the theme of buckwheat noodles (makguksu), Chuncheon’s local dish. The museum's unique exterior design was inspired by the image of making buckwheat noodles. This two-story building has an exhibition hall introducing buckwheat noodles (makguksu) and buckwheat (maemil) on the first floor and an experience center where visitors can make and try their own makguksu on the second floor. In particular, the first floor displays a dimensional exhibition on the origin and tradition of makguksu, and the origin and efficacy of maemil. It is recommended to visit the exhibition before the makguksu making experience activity. The makguksu making experience is available starting from groups of two people. With the help of an instructor, participants will experience the entire production process of makguksu from kneading dough to making noodles by pressing the noodle frame. After finishing making noodles, participants will mix noodles with vegetables and a spicy sauce. Soy sauce seasoning is also available.

Namsan Arts Center (남산예술센터)

Namsan Arts Center (남산예술센터)

11722     2021-08-26

138, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Namsan Arts Center, reopened as a creative space in Seoul in September 2009. It redefined the colors and characteristics of the theater, aiming for a modern theater production center centered on creative premieres, a contemporary performance venue where visitors can feel the pulse of the times, and a theater capable of various experiments.
Namsan Arts Center Drama Center is the first modern folk theater in Korea and the oldest performance hall in which the original architectural form has been preserved. Under the concept of "Contemporary & New Wave," the center continues to produce domestic original plays, and through active exchanges with excellent overseas theaters, build a repertoire of high-quality works that can read domestic and overseas trends, and present contemporary cultural diversity.

Soma Museum of Art (소마미술관)

Soma Museum of Art (소마미술관)

18417     2021-08-23

424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul

Soma Museum of Art was opened in September 2004 as a cultural space amid the nature of Seoul Olympic Park. The museum displays over 222 sculptures, and offers a variety of cultural and educational programs, including the nation's first drawing center and archive.

Seodaemun Prison History Museum (서대문형무소역사관)

Seodaemun Prison History Museum (서대문형무소역사관)

156728     2021-08-23

251, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Seodaemun Prison was built under the Japanese administration to imprison independence movement activists. It first opened on October 21, 1908 under the name Gyeongseong Prison. Eventually, so many activists were imprisoned that the building had to be expanded. At that time, the name changed to Seodaemun Prison on September 3, 1912. Eighty years later, the prison was turned into Seodaemun Independence Park on August 15, 1992 to commemorate the Korean patriots who were tortured in prison, giving their lives for freedom. Of the many buildings, only seven were preserved for their historical significance, among which three prison buildings and the execution site were designated as a Historic Site. In 1998, the park underwent another transformation into today's Seodaemun Prison History Hall to educate the public on the importance of Korea's independence and the sacrifices of those who fought to achieve it.

Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho Memorial Hall (도산안창호 기념관)

Dosan Ahn Chang-Ho Memorial Hall (도산안창호 기념관)

11910     2021-08-23

20, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Dosan Ahn Chang-ho Memorial Hall was established for the purpose of sharing the mind and spirit of Ahn Chang-ho. Ahn Chang-ho, penname Dosan, was an independence movement activist who dedicated sixty years of his life to both modernize and free his country. He was a great leader and mentor to the Korean people. The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho Memorial Hall was built to express the strenuous efforts, loyalty and bravery he demonstrated during his life in hopes for a better future. This memorial hall hopes to inspire patrons with the same direction and passion in life that Dosan had for Korea and humanity.

Sejong Culture & Arts Center (세종문화예술회관)

7149     2021-08-31

22, Munyehoegwan-gil, 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 a variety of opportunities for local artists as well as a place to enjoy culture and arts for local residents.

K-Style Hub (케이스타일허브)

58007     2021-08-30

40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

[ K-Style Hub Operation Announcement ]

K-Style Hub will be closed due to remodeling construction, with the exception of the Tourist Information Center. Starting from May 3, 2021, the Tourist Information Center originally on the 2nd floor will move to the 6th floor until further notice.

* Offered assistance: General tourist information, including medical tourism

[Operating hours] 09:00-18:00

* Tourist information +82-2-729-9497~9
* Medical tourism +82-2-752-2102

[Language assistance]
* Tourist information - English, Japanese, Chinese
* Medical tourism - English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian

Visitors must wear their mask at all times and sign-in using a QR code or guest book and take a temperature check upon entering. Due to limited space at the temporary tourist information center, visitors may have to wait to enter and and may hear construction noise while on the site.

* During the construction period, the building’s back door will serve as the main entrance and vehicle parking will be unavailable.

Seoul Science Park (서울특별시교육청 과학전시관)

11680     2021-08-30

101, Nakseongdae-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul

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