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Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)

  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
  • Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min) (명성황후 생가)
Address
71, Myeongseong-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 여주시 명성로 71 (능현동)
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-881-9731,
+82-31-887-3572
Homepage
www.yjcf.or.kr
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    This is the house where Empress Myeongseong (Joseon Period) was born, and lived until she was eight years old. She would grow up to be the wife of the dynasty’s 26th ruler, King Gojong. The birthplace and the adjoining Memorial Hall are open to the public.
    Empress Myeongseong was a brilliant diplomat who pursued openness and reform to maintain the sovereignty of the nation. Unfortunately, her tumultuous life came to an end in the early morning hours of October 8, 1895 when she was murdered by the Japanese army.

    During Japanese colonial rule, the empress was wrongfully accused of being a jealous and overly ambitious person. Studies of various archives have since revealed what a great person she really was. Recently, numerous television productions and musicals have also corrected those misunderstandings. Renovated in 1995, her birthplace includes three buildings with servants’ quarters, master’s quarters, and a separate house. A commemorative monument now stands at the site of the room where the empress studied as a child. The Memorial Hall in front of the house contains various archives and artifacts related to Empress Myeongseong’s life. There is also a 161-seat theatre.

    Current Status
    Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong (Queen Min)
    Tangible Cultural Property of Gyeonggi-do No. 46 (Designated on July 10, 1973)

    Closed
    Every Monday, New Year's Day

    Operating Hours
    March-October 09:00-18:00
    November-February 09:00-17:00
    * Last admission is 30 minute before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    Available (88 parking spaces)
    Light-weighted car 500 won / Small-sized car 1,000 won / Mid-sized car & Large-sized car 2,000 won

    Admission Fees
    Individuals: Adults 1,000 won / Teenagers (Middle · High school students) 700 won / Children (Elementary school students) 500 won
    Groups: Adults 700 won / Teenagers (Middle · High school students) 500 won / Children (Elementary school students) 300 won
    * Group: 20 people or more
    * Free admission (proof required): Seniors, Children (ages 6 or under), etc.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Restrooms for people with disabilities

    Korean Info. Service
    - Reservation for Yeoju-si Historical Sites explanation: +82-31-887-2868, 3578

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