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 from about 70 countries including African percussions (made with rocks, trees, animal bones such as balafon, jembe, didgeridoo, angklung, and others), musical instruments from the Middle East, Islamic Northeast Asia, and Pasific island countrys.
Visitors can try out the instruments the designated hands-on activity area, and try on traditional costumes, as well as other entertainment activities like pungmul (traditional Korean percussions). Visitors who don’t get enough by just playing and touching the instrument can also take part in the folk music lectures to learn more about their favorite musical instrument that features a cultural artistic hands-on activity space. In addition, to provide more knowledge on the regional culture, the museum showcases musical instrument with dolls of respective region's traditional costume, pungmul, and painting.
www.e-musictour.com (Korean only)
Capacities : 500 people
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-946-9838
Parking facilities : Available
Parking Fees : Free
Day off : Mondays
Charges : Adults 5,000 won / Students 4,000 won / Kindergartners 3,000 won / Groups (20 people and more) 3,000 won
Hours : 09:30-17:30
Scale : Floor space: 340.4974m² (B1-2F)
Touring Time : Playing a musical instrument: 50 min (based on 20 people)
The museum showcases real musical instruments, as well as a museum music concert and special classes to provide a musical experience and enhance the understanding regarding music as a cultural work.
1) Yemin’s small concert for children
2) World literature travel of music
3) Special lecture and performance (e.g. ocarina, and jembe)
Various hands-on activities, music experiences ,etc.
Pre-reservation required for group visitors
* Inquiries: +82-31-946-9838
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
Available in English (pre-inquiry required)
63-26, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do