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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)

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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
Operating Hours
09:30-18:00
* Ticketing is until 17:30.
Closed
Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year), Chuseok and national holidays
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

    Program Information
    Children Experience: Whale ecology and evolution, whale comparison experience, Whale Belly Road, Bryde's Whale skeleton, killer whale skeleton, Adventure Zone, Gray Whale Corner

    Collections Status
    1,800 pieces: whaling artificatas and historical records

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

    Age Limit for Activities
    Over the age 4

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Whale Museum (main bld.)]
    Individual
    Adults 2,000 won / Youth, Soldiers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Group
    Adults 1,500 won / Youth, Soldiers 1,000원 / Children 500 won

    [Whale Ecology Experience (Annex)]
    Individual
    Adults 5,000 won / Youth, Soldiers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won
    Group
    Adults 4,000 won / Youth, Soldiers 3,000원 / Children 2,000 won

    ※ Adults (ages 20 or older), Youths (ages 14-19), Soldiers (ID required), Children (36 months old-age 13)

    [4D Theater] 3,000 won

    [Package (Whale Museum + Whale Ecology Experience + 4D Theater)]
    Individual
    Adults 9,000 won / Youth, Soldiers 7,700 won / Children 6,300 won
    Group
    Adults 7,700 won / Youth, Soldiers 6,300 won / Children 5,000 won

    ※ Free admission (4D Theater not included): Seniors (age 65 and older), infants less than 36 months old, the handicapped. (ID required.)

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (2)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Info. Services for Koreans
    ※ Schedule of Guided Tours
    1st batch 10:00 / 2nd batch 11:00 / 3rd batch 14:00 / 4th batch 15:00
    -Tour starts from the Whaling History Museum (2F)

    ※ Guided tour is operated by volunteers.

    ※ Audio guide devices are available for rental.
    -Hours: 09:30-17:00
    -Fee: 2,000 won

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Rental of multilingual guide set, pamphlet

    Reservation for Foreigners
    Telephone

    Reservations
    Reservation requried for group tours of over 20

    Homepage
    www.whalecity.kr(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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