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National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)

  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
  • National Maritime Museum (국립해양문화재연구소)
Address
136, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 목포시 남농로 136
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-270-3001
Operating Hours
09:00-18:00
* March to October (weekends and public holidays) 09:00-19:00
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
Closed
Mondays
  • Information
    Introduction
    The National Maritime Museum is the only domestic marine museum. Opened in 1994, it is a 2-story building with a B1 floor. There are 4 main exhibit halls and one special exhibit hall. At Exhibition 1, "Underwater Cultural Heritage from Wando," about 3,000 Goryeo ceramic relics excavated from just off the Eoduri sea, Wando district, and the Wooden ship of the Goryeo (918~1392) dynasty are exhibited. The Wando ship is a model of the original boat, half the size of the original ship. You can view the landscape around the old sea and learn about the world’s marine excavation history in this exhibition hall. At Exhibition 2, “Underwater Cultural Heritage from Sinan," you can view 22,000 pieces of 14th century Chinese ships, crockery and golden-ware. At Exhibition 3, "The Life of a Korean Fishing Village," you can learn about the traditional fishing techniques and tools, and you can view the living conditions of those times. It is interesting to compare the fishing methods of today to the past. And at Exhibition 4, "Korean Traditional Boats," you can see the development of Korean shipping and shipbuilding. There are many models displayed, from the ships of the Goryeo dynasty to the oilers of today. The rabbit and turtle shaped ships are quite eye-catching. When you have finished touring all the exhibit halls, take a stroll down the lounge to the souvenir shop to relax. On clear warm days, it is soothing to sit in the lounge under the warm sun. The sunshine coming through the window is brilliant. After a break, you can go outside to the outdoor exhibit, and enjoy seeing more traditional ships.

    Founding Organization
    Ministry of Culture and Tourism

    Managing Organization
    Cultural Heritage Administration

    Structure Size
    B1-2F

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Exhibition Hall 1: Maritime exchange room, Exhibition Hall 2: Sinansun Room, Exhibition Hall 3: Ships around the world, Exhibition Hall 4: Ships of Korea, Experience Room, Special Exhibition Room, Outdoor Exhibition Hall

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lockers, PC zone, gift shop, cafe

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Info. Services for Koreans
    [Guided Tour]
    - Requires reservation 7 days before prior to visit (limited to four permanent exhibition halls only).
    - Inquiries: +82-61-270-2045
    - Group size limited to 4~20 people. * Programs may be canceled due to the museum’s unforeseen circumstance and other conditions.

    [Digital Audio Guide System (Portable)]
    - Rental venue: Information Desk on 1/F
    - The guide covers four permanent exhibition halls only.
    - Rental fee: Free
    - The machine rental is available upon deposit of identification cards.

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    [Digital Audio Guide System (Portable)]
    - Rental venue: Information Desk on 1/F
    - Available languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
    - The guide covers four permanent exhibition halls only.
    - Rental fee: Free
    - The machine rental is available upon deposit of identification cards.

    Homepage
    www.seamuse.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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