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Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)

  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (장생포 고래박물관)
Address
244, Jangsaengpogorae-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan
울산광역시 남구 장생포고래로 244 (매암동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-52-256-6301~2
Operating Hours
09:30-18:00
* Ticketing is until 17:30.
Closed
Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year), Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and public holidays
* Closed days and operating hours subject to change. Check before visiting.
Length of Tour
1hr-1hr 30min
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Jangsaengpo Whale Museum (opened on May, 31 2005) is the first and only whale museum in Korea and stands on what used to be a central area for the Korean whaling industry. After whaling was banned in 1986, 250 artifacts from whalers and the whaling industry were collected and put on display. Visitors can enjoy experience zones such as the Whale Belly Road or the Underwater Adventure Zone. Exhibitions include things like a Bryde's whale skeleton, a killer whale skeleton, a gray whale corner, and whaling ships.

    Structure Size
    1F-4F / Area: 6,946㎡

    Maximum Occupancy
    300 people

    Collections Status
    1,800 pieces: Whaling related artifiacts and historical records

    Industry Information
    Special exhibitions on whaling culture, lectures on whales/whaling, etc.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of age 4 and over

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [1F Special Exhibition] Special Exhibition Hall, Jangsaengpo & Whales, Geographical Evolution of Ulsan, Library, Humans & Whales, Whale Skull Replica Corner, Petroglyph of Bangudae Terrace (National Treasure No. 285)

    [2F Whale Learning Center] About whales, take photos with whales, "How big is a whale?", souvenir shop, cafeteria, children activity center

    [3F Whale Research Center] Whale Research Lab, Stories of Gray Whales, About Whaling Industry, etc.

    [Other faciltiies] Whaleboat, outdoor deck, souvenir shop

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Whale Museum]
    Individuals - Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Groups - Adults 1,500 won / Teenagers 1,000 won / Children 500 won

    * Adults (age 19 or over) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 3-13)
    * Free (excluding 4D Media Center): Seniors (age 65 or older), people with disabilities, infants (younger than 3 years), etc. (IDrequired)

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (for infants less than 24 months old)

    Credit Cards Accepted
    Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Info. Services for Koreans
    Available

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Multilanguage audio guide and pamphlets available

    Reservation for Foreigners
    Online reservations / Phone-reservation

    Reservations
    Reservation requried for group tours of over 20

    Homepage
    www.whalecity.kr (Korean only)

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