|Gwangju Folk Museum (광주시립민속박물관)|
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|Gwangju Folk Museum opened in 1987 as the largest museum operated by a
city government in Korea. It was established for the purpose of preserving valuable Korean folk relics
and putting them on exhibit to increase the public's cultural awareness of
them. The museum displays the rich and colorful lifestyles and folk culture of
Korea's southwestern regions including Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.
The first floor of the museum displays food, clothing, housing, livelihood, and handicrafts while the second floor showcases folk games, traditional customs and folk religions. The museum also utilizes miniature and diorama displays to recreate scenes from the past. A total eight videotech systems in the museum allow people to enjoy vivid demonstrations of the region's nine intangible cultural relics.
|Site area: 72,000㎡
Permanent exhibition hall: (1F,2F) 2,535㎡
|Admission / Participation Fees|
Adults 500 won / Youth & the miltary 300 won / Children 200 won
Adults 400 won / Youth & the military 200 won / Children 100 won
※ Adults (ages 19-64), Youth (ages 13-18: students), Children (ages 7-12: elementary school students)
|Available (20 small-sized cars)|
|Foreign Language Intepretation Services|
|From Gwangju Bus Terminal, take Bus Sangmu 64 and
get off at Biennale Hall bus stop.
The museum is located behind Biennale Hall.
Or From Gwangju Station, take Bus 83 or a taxi to Biennale Hall.
|http://gjfm.gjcity.net (Korean only)|