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Sejong Center for the Performing Arts (세종이야기)

  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
  • Sejong Center for the Performing Arts  (세종이야기)
Notices
* Closed temporarily from February 12, 2020 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Address
175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 175 (세종로)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-399-1000
Operating Hours
[Permanent Exhibition] 10:00-20:00
(* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.)
[4D Room] 10:30-19:00
[Permanent Experience] 10:30-19:00
Closed
Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, it will be closed the day after national holiday)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Sejong Center for the Performing Arts comprises of 6 different sections with a total area of 3,200㎡. The museum consists of exhibition zones, event yard, video room, shop and more to display King Sejong’s invention of Hangeul, and his scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions (including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics). King Sejong, the 4th king of the Joseon dynasty (1397-1450, reigning from 1418-1450) was responsible for some of the most brilliant achievements in the history of Korea, including the creation of Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and great advancements in the areas of science, culture, art and politics.

    Structure Size
    2,522㎡

    Program Information
    * 4D video room
    - Free program
    - Operating hours: 10:30-19:00
    - Every hour on the hour and half hour / running time: 8 minutes - Seating is available in order of arrival.
    - Maximum number: 32 people

    * Permanent programs
    - Permanent program of Sejong story
    - Writing a letter in Korean (foreigner’s program)
    - Writing ones name in Korean (foreigner’s program)
    * Special hands-on program
    - Held during summer and winter school break

    Exhibition Hall Information
    1. Human Sejong
    A hall introducing the life of King Sejong including his personality, hobby, crowning of the prince, his youth age, episodes with Prince Yangnyeong and Prince Chungnyeon in a chronological order (with images and video clips).

    2. Ideology Focused on the People
    The room features King Sejong’s portrait with Hangeul graphic panel, and his philosophy of love for his fellow men showed in articulate images.

    3. Invention of Hangeul
    The hall exhibits the process of making Hangeul by model and graphic panels, relics related to Hangeul, the theory of making Hangeul, and more.

    4. Science & Art
    This space offers literature related to King Sejong in digital rubbing, and holograms of a rain gauge, screens a documentary on the story with Park Yeon, and showcases various musical instruments such as Botaepyeong (ancestral ritual).

    5. Military Policy
    The space deals with King Sejong’s achievement including the conquest of Tsushima and Yi Man-ju’s conquest, the pioneering of the 4th squad, troop 6, and others during his reign.

    6. Hangeul Gallery
    This gallery is a planned exhibition that displays various genres of contemporary artists’ artworks related to Hangeul.

    7. Hangeul Library
    A library where one can find books on diverse topics about King Sejong, Admiral Yi Sun-shin and books of various genre.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Cafe, restaurants, gift shop

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Parking Facilities
    Park at the A section of Sejong-ro parking lot (B2F).

    Parking Fee
    300 won for every 5 min

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    * Free rental of MP3
    English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish

    Interpretation service (English, Chinese, Japanese) are provided by volunteers.
    * Language interpreters may vary according to schedule of volunteers.

    Reservations
    Exhibition Explanation Tour & Group visitors: Online reservation

    Homepage
    www.sejongstory.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

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