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Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)

  • Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)
  • Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)
  • Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)
  • Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)
  • Ottchil Art Museum (통영 옻칠미술관)
36, Yongnamhaean-ro, Yongnam-myeon, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 통영시 용남면 용남해안로 36
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-649-5257
Operating Hours
March-October 10:00-18:00
November-February 10:00-17:00
Every Monday ( if Monday is a national holiday, it will close the next day.), New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
  • Information

    Tongyeong has been known for Najeonchilgi (mother-of-pearl crafts) for over four centuries. Naturally, Ottchil Art Museum (“Ottchil” meaning “lacquer”) showcases the best of mother-of-pearl crafts of Tongyeong.

    Since prehistoric times, Najeonchilgi (along with its precursor, Chaehwachilgi) has formed the essence of traditional crafts. It refers to crafts employing mother-of-pearl. During the Goryeo Period (918-1392), Najeonchilgi blossomed into a national art; it evolved into a folk art during the Joseon Period (1392-1910).

    The museum displays a mixture of daily use crafts and contemporary lacquer art (including formative art pieces), both employing the finest lacquer extracted from lacquer trees. The displayed items provide visitors with an opportunity to appreciate the elegance of traditional Korean crafts.

    Managing Organization
    Kim Seong-su

    Industry Information
    Regular Exhibition, Special Exhibition, Education Center (under Ottchil Art Museum), and Ottchil Craftsmanship Club

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Adults 3,000 won / Youths & Military & Men of national merit 2,000 won / Seniors 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won

    Adults 2,500 won / Youths & Military & Men of national merit 1,500 won / Seniors 1,000 won / Children 500 won

    * Individuals (ages 16-64), Youths (ages 13-18), Children (ages 12 and under), Seniors (ages 65 and more)

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    Tel: +82-55-649-5257

    (Korean only)

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