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Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)

  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)

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Address
128, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 왕산로 128 (용두동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info:+82-2-3293-4900~3
Operating Hours
March-October: 10:00-18:00
November-February: 10:00-17:00
※ Last admission: 30min before closing
Closed
Mondays, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day), & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
Around 1 hour
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located in Dongdaemun-gu Seoul (the largest distribution market of herbal medicine in Korea), the museum is situated on the grounds of Bojewon, a medical institution that was in operation during the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum was established with the goal of preserving and developing Korea’s herb medicine culture. It has on display oriental relics and samples of medicinal herbs.

    Opened on September 13, 2006, the museum boasts a wide assortment of items: 500 pieces of equipment used by practitioners of herbal medicine, 420 artifacts related to the field of oriental medicine, and about 350 herbal medicinal items.

    A large number of antique books related to herbal medicine are also on exhibit at the museum, helping visitors unfamiliar to the practice gain an overall understanding of what effect each herb or technique has and how each is used when treating patients.

    In addition, the museum also houses a model of the Bojewon from the Joseon Dynasty, an oriental medicine experience zone, a multi-purpose auditorium, a rest area, and museum shop.

    Structure Size
    Total Area: 2,335㎡
    Exhibition area: 733㎡
    Educational area: 146㎡
    Rest area: 223㎡


    Maximum Occupancy
    200 people

    Collections Status
    426 Relics and ancient books related to historic herbal medicine
    358 Medicinal herbs

    Exhibition Hall Information
    * Permanent Exhibition
    The History and Culture of Oriental Medicine
    Oriental Medicine and the Human Body
    Herb Village Story
    Prescription for Balance
    Children's Oriental Medicine Experience
    Tradition and History of Yangnyeong-si

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free of charge

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Parking Facilities
    Donguibogam Health Department Store underground parking facility

    Parking Fee
    Museum visitors can use the parking facility free of charge

    Reservations
    * Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people.
    * Groups of students should be accompanied by an adult.
    * Prior reservation is required for museum guide.


    General Overview
    Multi-purpose auditorium (please contact the museum for resevervations)

    Homepage
    museum.ddm.go.kr (Korean only)

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