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Seoul » Dongdaemun-gu » Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)


Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)    
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  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
  • Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum (서울약령시 한의약박물관)
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128, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 왕산로 128 (용두동)
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• For more info:+82-2-3293-4900~3
Operating Hours
March-October: 10:00-18:00
November-February: 10:00-17:00
※ Last admission: 30min before closing
Mondays, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day), & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
Around 1 hour
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Located in Dongdaemun-gu Seoul (the largest distribution market of herbal medicine in Korea), the museum is situated on the grounds of Bojewon, a medical institution that was in operation during the Joseon Dynasty. The Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum was established with the goal of preserving and developing Korea’s herb medicine culture. It has on display oriental relics and samples of medicinal herbs.

Opened on September 13, 2006, the museum boasts a wide assortment of items: 500 pieces of equipment used by practitioners of herbal medicine, 420 artifacts related to the field of oriental medicine, and about 350 herbal medicinal items.

A large number of antique books related to herbal medicine are also on exhibit at the museum, helping visitors unfamiliar to the practice gain an overall understanding of what effect each herb or technique has and how each is used when treating patients.

In addition, the museum also houses a model of the Bojewon from the Joseon Dynasty, an oriental medicine experience zone, a multi-purpose auditorium, a rest area, and museum shop.
Structure Size
Total Area: 2,335㎡
Exhibition area: 733㎡
Educational area: 146㎡
Rest area: 223㎡
Maximum Occupancy
200 people
Collections Status
426 Relics and ancient books related to historic herbal medicine
358 Medicinal herbs
Exhibition Hall Information
* Permanent Exhibition
The History and Culture of Oriental Medicine
Oriental Medicine and the Human Body
Herb Village Story
Prescription for Balance
Children's Oriental Medicine Experience
Tradition and History of Yangnyeong-si
Admission / Participation Fees
Free of charge
Not permitted
Baby Stroller Rentals
Not available
Parking Facilities
Donguibogam Health Department Store underground parking facility
Parking Fee
Museum visitors can use the parking facility free of charge
* Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more people.
* Groups of students should be accompanied by an adult.
* Prior reservation is required for museum guide.
General Overview
Multi-purpose auditorium (please contact the museum for resevervations)
Jegi-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
-Walk 170m to arrive at Donguibogam Tower.

Yongdu Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 2.
- Go straight for 350m to arrive at Donguibogam Tower on the left.

Blue: 105, 147, 201, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 420, 720
Green: 0013, 1147, 2012, 2112, 2219, 2221, 2233
Get off at Jegi-dong Station bus stop.
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