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 the 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.
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 / Children 4,000 won / Preschoolers 3,000 won / Groups (20 people and more) 3,000 won
Hours : 09:30-17:30
Scale : Floor space: 340.4974 m² (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, djembe)
Advance reservation required for group visitors
* Inquiries: +82-31-946-9838
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
Available in English (inquire in advance)
63-26, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do