|Pulmuone Kimchi Museum - All about Kimchi (풀무원김치박물관)|
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Since its foundation in 1986, the Kimchi Museum has displayed historical relics related to kimchi, different types of kimchi, mock-ups of kimchi-making processes, and information about the efficacy derived from the kimchi fermentation process. Visitors will learn about the origin and history of kimchi through historical books, paintings, and writings. Various types of kimchi crocks, along with traditional kitchen utensils that were used to prepare it will also be introduced. Various models show specific types of kimchi that were developed in regions all over Korea. The Kimchi Museum has reference rooms, kimchi-tasting rooms (two different kinds of kimchi each month), and a store where visitors can purchase quality kimchi. Nearby attractions that are worth visiting, are COEX (Convention & Exhibition Center) and the COEX Aquarium, the Korea World Trade Center Observatory, and Bongeunsa Temple.
|Exhibition Hall Information|
* History of Kimchi
This place presents the work of Kim Yeong Hun, an installation artist, featuring the image of Kimchi. Here, you may learn the origin and the history of Kimchi with figures of Kimchi, ancient books, writing & paintings, and earthenware displayed by era.
* Types of Kimchi
Here, you may learn the different types of Kimchi our ancestors enjoyed by each season and by different region. You may also see the Kimchi enjoyed at the Royal Place and a temple.
* How to make and store Kimchi
You may learn the main ingredients of Kimchi and even smell it.
* Nutritional benefits of Kimchi
Learn more about Kimchi by watching video clips on how we digest Kimchi, and what health/nutritional benefits Kimchi has.
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Ages 20 and over: 3,000 won
Ages 8 - 19: 2,000 won
Ages 7 and under: 1,000 won
|Available (COEX Mall)|
|2,000 won for first 30min / 1,000 won for every 15min after|
|Advanced reservation is required for groups of over 20 people
|Foreign Language Intepretation Services|
tour (English, Japanese)
Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 6.
The exit is connected to COEX Mall.
Walk through the mall towards COEX Aquarium and MegaBox Movie Theater, then take the escalator next to the ASEM Pharmacy down to the second basement level.
|www.kimchimuseum.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)|