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The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin 충무공 이야기

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175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 175 (세종로))

"If you are prepared to fight to the death, you will live. If you avoid battles to preserve your life, you will die." - Nanjung Ilgi (War Diary of Admiral Yi Sun-shin)

One of the best naval commanders Korea has ever known, a statue of Yi Sun-shin was installed at Gwanghwamun Square before King Sejong the Great to celebrate the 465 anniversary of his birth. On April 28, 2010, The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-shin was opened in the basement of Sejong Center to commemorate his life and accomplishments. Located next to The Story of King Sejong, the exhibit is divided into 8 experience zones further focused on 12 themes related to Admiral Yi's life, ranging from determination and devotion to loyalty of country and countrymen. The museum uses the latest in digital technology to bring this great hero to life. Another great attraction to the museum is the turtle war-ship made famous by Admiral Yi shrunk down to 55% of the real size. Despite the down-size, the ship is still big enough for guests to board and row the oars, with a digital display of the ocean waves playing on moniters all around for a fun 4-D experience.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-399-1114~6

・Parking Facilities : Available (B2F, section A of Sejong-ro Parking Garage)

・Parking Fees : 300 won per each 5 minutes

・Closed : Mondays (if a public holiday falls on Monday, will close the following day)

・Admission Fees : Free

Program Information

* 4D Experience Hall
- Fare: Free
- Operating hours: 10:30-19:00
- Start time: On the hour and every 30 minutes (Run time: approx. 8min)
- Participation method: First-come basis
- Participant limit: 32 people

* Permanent experience programs
- Write a letter in Korean (Foreigners only)
- Write your name in Korean (Foreigners only)

* Special programs
- Operate during summer and winter break

Info. Services for Koreans

* Explanation serivce
Group size: 20-60 people
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 (3 times daily)
Saturday-Sunday 11:00, 14:00
Required time: approx. 1 hour

* Free MP3 audio guide rental available

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

* Free MP3 audio guide
※ Available in 5 languages (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)
* Interpretor available
※ Available in 3 languages (English, Japanese, Chinese) depending on staff working

Reservations

Online reservation required for explanation guide and group visitors.

Access

175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 128.4m
  • Subway Line 3 Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex-Seoul) (경복궁(정부서울청사))- 491.9m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 584.4m

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