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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)
Address
54, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 남원시 양림길 54 (어현동)
Inquiries
• 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
Closed
Varies by performance
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Namwon National Gugak Center invites visitors to the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a genre known for its explicit beauty. Recruiting only the nation’s top performers in each genre, 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 (traditional Korean percussion quartet), and more, representing all types of traditional Korean 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 Gangneungsogu (small drum) and the traditional Jeju folk instrument muak.

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

    Maximum Occupancy
    680 seats

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

    Main Facilities
    Yewondang & Yeeumheon (performance halls), Gugak Exhibition Hall, Folk Music Exhibit

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Free

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

    Homepage
    namwon.gugak.go.kr (Korean only)

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