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Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)

  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)
  • Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)

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Address
48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 북구 서하로 48-25 (용봉동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-613-5337
Closed
Mondays, New Year's Day, the day following a national holiday
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwangju Folk Museum opened in 1987 as the largest museum operated by a city government in Korea. It was established for the purpose of preserving valuable Korean folk relics and putting them on exhibit to increase the public's cultural awareness of them. The museum displays the rich and colorful lifestyles and folk culture of Korea's southwestern regions including Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.

    The first floor of the museum displays food, clothing, housing, livelihood, and handicrafts while the second floor showcases folk games, traditional customs and folk religions. The museum also utilizes miniature and diorama displays to recreate scenes from the past.  A total eight videotech systems in the museum allow people to enjoy vivid demonstrations of the region's nine intangible cultural relics.

    Founding Organization
    Gwangju

    Structure Size
    Site area: 72,000㎡
    Permanent exhibition hall: (1F,2F) 2,535㎡


    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Individuals]
    Adults 500 won / Youth & the miltary 300 won / Children 200 won

    [Groups]
    Adults 400 won / Youth & the military 200 won / Children 100 won

    ※ Adults (ages 19-64), Youth (ages 13-18: students), Children (ages 7-12: elementary school students)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (20 small-sized cars)

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    +82-62-613-5342

    Homepage
    gjfm.gjcity.net (Korean only)

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