|Ojukheon House & Ojukheon Municipal Museum (강릉시 오죽헌•시립박물관)|
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is an important house which shows the lifestyle of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It is one of the oldest preserved Korean houses. In Mongryongsil
room of Ojukheon, one of Korea's great men, Yulgok Yi-I (1536-1584) was born. It is told that his mother Sin Saimdang, also a heroin in Korean history, had dream of a dragon before she gave birth to Yulgok. In rememberance of his birth, the Yulgok Festival is held annually at Ojukheon.
There are many traditional materials and regional remains which are displayed in the private museum. You can find the painting of Yulgok in Munseongsa (the ancestral shrine of Yulgok).
In the Yulgok Memorial Hall you can see the artwork of the talented Yulgok family. In addition, various Buddhist artwork, ceramics, pictures and common living appliances are on display in the Folk Tradition Hall, History Culture Hall, and the outdoor exhibition area. Near the Ojukheon Municipal Museum is Gyeongpo Beach and Sungyojang, the house of a high-class family of the Joseon Dynasty. At Gyeongpo Beach, you can relax sitting by the sea and the pine tree forest. You can also stop by the Chamsori Museum where about 1,600 phonographs from Edison's inventions to up-to-date audios are kept.
|Land area: 36,939㎡
Building area: 3,804㎡
Exhibition area: 1,685㎡
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheelchair ramp, restrooms, reserved parking spaces|
|Admission / Participation Fees|
won / Group (over 30): 2,000 won
Youths: 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
Children: 1,000 won / Group: 500 won
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
|From Gangneung Express
Bus Terminal, take Bus 202 or 302 to Ojukheon (오죽헌).
Or, from Gangneung Station, take Bus 202 or 300 to Ojukheon (오죽헌).
|ojukheon.gangneung.go.kr (Korean only)|