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Museum Kimchikan 뮤지엄김치간(間)

  • +82-2-6002-6456, 6477
  • kimchikan.com
35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 인사동길 35-4)

Museum Kimchikan is a unique museum dedicated to kimchi and kimjang, the process of making kimchi which was designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The museum was also selected by CNN in March 2015 as one of the world’s top 11 food museums.
Visitors can learn the history of kimchi as well as learn and get a taste of the different types of kimchi. Audio guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese are available for international visitors and a guided tour of the museum by a docent is also available at designated times. Online reservation is available through the museum’s official website.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-6002-6456,
+82-2-6002-6477

・Parking Facilities : Not available (visitors are advised to use the public parking lot nearby)

・Closed : Mondays, New Year's Day, Christmas Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays

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

Available Facilities

Exhibition halls, study rooms, kimchi storage exhibition room, etc.

Restrooms

Available

Admission Fees

Adults (age 19 and over): Individuals 5,000 won / Groups 4,000 won
Students (elementary to high school): Individuals 3,000 won / Groups 2,000 won
Children (under age 8): Individuals 2,000 won / Groups 1,000 won

* Must be a group of 20 people or more to be eligible for group rates.
* Admission fees are only accepted on-site.
* Infants (less than 36 months) and senior citizens (over age 65) can be admitted free of charge. (ID required)

Reservation Info. for Natives

Reservations for groups of 20 people or more are only available online.
Maximum capacity per viewing is 80 people (please make an inquiry in advance for a group of 80 people).
* Inquiry: +82-2-6002-6456 / museum@pulmuone.com

Korean Info. Service

Available (exhibition leaflets)
Docent guided tours available 4 times a day (11:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00)

Interpretation Services Offered

English and Japanese panels
Exhibition guide leaflets (English, Japanese, Chinese) Audio guide rentals avaialble English, Japanese, Chinese) (Rental fee 1,000 won)

Access

[Subway]
Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 3-1.
Walk straight for approx. 235m.
Turn right and walk into the alley for approx. 140m.
Turn right at the T-intersection.
Follow the road until you arrive at Museum Kimchikan.

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


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 3 Anguk (안국)- 339.6m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 412m
  • Subway Line 5 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 623.7m
  • Subway Line 3 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 623.7m
  • Subway Line 1 Jongno 3(sam)ga (종로3가)- 623.7m

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