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Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

  • Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
  • Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
  • Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
  • Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)
54, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 남원시 양림길 54 (어현동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-620-2324
Operating Hours
Varies by performance
* Gugak Exhibition Hall: 09:00-18:00
Varies by performance
  • Information
    The Namwon National Gugak Center envelops visitors in the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a genre known for its explicit beauty. Recruiting only the nation’s top performers in each discipline, the center offers a variety of regular folk performances such as musical plays, Pansori (epic stories told through song), folk songs, Gaya harp concerts, Samulnori, and more, representing all types of Korean traditional music.

    The center is located in Namwon, the birthplace of “Dongpyeonjae Pansori,” and offers a regular “Pansori Performance” through which visitors can hear the authentic melodies of Dongpyeonjae Pansori, handed down from generation to generation.

    In addition to performances, the center is home to a folk music reference room and a traditional Korean instrument gallery displaying approximately 60 different kinds of instruments along with pictures of famous performers. Among the instruments on display, of particular note are Gangneung Province’s “Sogu” (small drum) and the traditional Jeju folk instrument the “Muak.”

    Nearby attractions include Gwanghallu, a garden from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and Ojakgyo, the bridge from the epic love story of Gyeonwoo and Jiknyeo. Namwon is also famous as the setting of the ancient novel “Chunhyangjeon,” which is celebrated with Chunhyang, a folk festival that takes place each year on May 5th.

    Structure Size
    Land area: 14,304m²
    Building area (B1-3F): 8,251m²

    Industry Information
    Gukak performance, gukak lecture for teenagers and adults, gukak genius center, hands-on program, etc.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair rental services, wheelchair ramp, restrooms

    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Parking Facilities

    Parking Fee

    General Overview
    Available. Please refer to the official website for more information.

    (Korean only)

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