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Museum Kimchikan 뮤지엄김치간

  • +82-2-6002-6456
  • www.kimchikan.com
35-4 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si

Since its foundation in 1986, the museum has displayed historical relics related to kimchi, different types of kimchi, mock-ups of the kimchi-making process, and information about the efficacy derived from the kimchi fermentation process.
The museum now has changed its name to Kimchikan and has relocated to Insa-dong, a center of hallyu. Kimchikan aims to provide visitors with fun hands-on activities and a variety of information on kimchi.

Visitors will learn about the origin and history of kimchi through historical books, paintings, and writings. Various types of kimchi containers, 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.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-6002-6456 (Korean only)

・Closed : Every Monday, Seollal, Chuseok, Christmas, New Year's Day

・Admission Fees : Adults (ages 17 and over) 5,000 won / Groups 4,000 won
Children and teens (ages 8-17 ) 3,000 won / Groups 2,000 won
Children (ages 6 & below ) 2,000 won /  Groups 1,000 won

* Groups: 20 or more people.
* Infants (age 3 & below) and Seniors (ages 65 & over) may enter free of charge.

・Operating Hours : 10:00-18:00
(Last admission 17:30)

・Duration : 20-30 min

Program Information

Reservations

Reservation is required for groups of over 20 people.
Groups with minimum of 120 people require phone reservation.

Inquiries: +82-2-6002-6456 or
museum@pulmuone.com

Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Audio guides in English, Chinese, Japanese

Guided tour in English also available by volunteers
10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm
for over 20 people- they can choose the time

From July, 2015 - Japanese available as well

Access

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line1), Exit 3-1
- Walk straight out of the exit 130 m and turn right onto Insa-dong 5-gil (인사동5길).
- Walk 300 m and turn left at Insa-dong Negeori Intersection (인사동 네거리)
onto Insa-dong street (인사동길) going north.
- Walk about 100 m and turn left into the alley at the Hae Jeong Hospital sign (해정병원).
- Walk another 25 m and the museum will be on your left.

Or, Anguk Station(Seoul Subway Line3), Exit 6.
- Walk straight out of the exit about 90 m and turn left (south) onto Insa-dong street (인사동길).
- Walk about 260 m and turn right into the alley at the Hae Jeong Hospital sign (해정병원).
- Walk another 25 m and the museum will be on your left.

[Bus]
From Jongak Station,take bus 0015, 7022, 7023, 401, 406, 704, 5500, 9400, 9402.
From Anguk Station, take bus 1012, 7025, 109, 151, 162, 171, 272, 601, 6011 (Airport Bus).

35-4 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 3 Anguk (안국)- 330.5m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 412.4m
  • Subway Line 5 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 650.1m
  • Subway Line 3 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 650.1m
  • Subway Line 1 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 650.1m

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