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[Korea] Last Wed of Every Month Designated a Culture Day

  • Date01/23/2014
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Starting January 2014, the last Wednesday of every month has been designated a special “Culture Day” in Korea to help foster more involvement in the culture and arts.

During Culture Day, there will be free admission for permanent exhibitions and in-house special exhibitions at art galleries and museums. Museums will offer a special discount for touring exhibitions, which tend to be relatively more expensive than their in-house special exhibitions. Also, admission to cultural sites such as the royal palaces and Jongmyo Shrine [UNESCO World Heritage] and admission to special performances at national art organizations such as the National Theater of Korea, National Gugak Center, Korea National Opera, and Korean National Ballet will be free of charge or discounted.

The special Cultural Day events will also affect other national facilities and even private organizations like major movie theaters which are expected to offer discounted ticket prices for an evening movie.

▲ List of participating organizations for Culture Day

Museums The National Museum of Korea (In-house special exhibitions 3000 – 5000 won → Free; Touring exhibition discounts TBA)
Gyeonggi Provincial Museum (4000 won → Free), Incheon Metropolitan City Museum (400 won → Free)
Gwangju Folk Museum (500 won → Free), Jeju Folklore & National Museum (1100 won → Free)
Galleries National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Gwacheon, Seoul, Deoksugung’s special exhibitions 3000 – 7000 won → Free; Touring exhibition discounts TBA)
Soma Museum of Art (3000 won → Free)
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (4000 won → Free)
Songam Art Museum (400 won → Free)
Gwangju Museum of Art (500 won → Free)
Daegu Art Museum (1000 won → Free)
Gyeongnam Art Museum (1000 won → Free)
Jeju Museum of Art (1000 won → Free)
Cultural Heritages Gyeongbokgung Palace (3000 won → Free)
Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon [UNESCO World Heritage] (3000 won → Free)
Deoksugung Palace (1000 won → Free)
Changgyeonggung Palace (1000 won → Free)
Jongmyo Shrine [UNESCO World Heritage] (1000 won → Free)
Royal Tombs (1000 won → Free)
Performance Facilities National Theater of Korea
National Gugak Center
Seoul Arts Center
Chongdong Theater
Myeongdong Theater
Hanguk Performing Arts Center
The National Museum of Korea – Theater
National Theater Company of Korea
Korea National Opera
National Chorus
National Narrative Song
Korean National Ballet
Korea National Contemporary
National Gugak Orchestra
Korean Symphony Orchestra
Seoul Performing Arts Company
(In-house special performances are free or discounted; Discounts on touring performances TBA)
Other National Facilities Gwacheon National Science Museum (4000 won → 2000 won)
National Maritime Museum (2000 won → Free)
Korea National Arboretum (1000 won → Free)
Theaters CGV, Lotte Cinema, Mega Box (discounted ticket prices for one evening movie screening - TBA)

More Info

☞Eligibility: Visitors to the cultural facilities
☞Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Cheongsachorong