Jeju has a wealth of heritage and thankfully there are a number of museums and attractions dedicated to telling its fascinating story. Whether your interest is history, culture, geol-ogy or society, there is bound to be an option for you.
This is The Jeju Weekly’s selection of the island’s top institutions, both public and private, essential for anyone interested in understanding the island, its nature and its people a little more. Below is a map of all the locations listed and directions to each can be found in the descriptions further down.
Jeju World Natural Heritage Center
This center at Geomun Oreum was founded to commemorate Korea's first World Natural Heritage Site and provides a multimedia tour of Jeju’s geological history. In the Permanent Exhibition Hall there are models and images of Mt. Halla, the Geomun Oreum lava tube system, and Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone. In the 4D video room there is an engaging and informative film introducing Jeju’s natural history and culture. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 365 days a year Tickets: Adults (individual 3,000 won group 2,400 won) Youths/Soldiers (individual 2,000 won group 1,600won), Children (individual 2,000 won group 1,600won) Disabled/Senior Citizens Free Where: 470-9 Seonheul-ri, Jochon-eup, Jeju City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #720 (toward Pyoseon) → Geomun Oreum [1 hour] → walk [10 mins] Contact: +82-64-710-6971 Web:wnhcenter.jeju.go.kr
Jeju Stone Park
The park contains a gallery, a museum and a number of small exhibition rooms as well as sweeping grounds and recreated villages. The Stone Gallery displays a beautiful collection of Jeju’s volcanic rocks while the Jeju Formation Exhibition Hall is an interactive museum exploring nine themes including space, the Earth, the geography of the Korean Peninsula and the volcanic genesis of Jeju. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Last admission at 5 p.m.) Closed: First Monday of every month Tickets: Adults 5,000 won (4,000 in a group of 10+), 13-18 year olds and soldiers 3,500 won (2,800 in groups), Under-13s and Over-65s free Where: San 119 Gyorae-Ri, Jocheon-Eup, Jeju City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #730 (toward Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal) → Jeju Stone Park [50 mins] (Jeju City Tour Bus from City Hall or the Airport also stops here.) Contact: (064) 710-6631 Web:jejustonepark.com
4.3 Peace Park
Set in landscaped grounds, the visitor is taken on a storytelling journey through the Jeju Massacre, a conflict between the state and local groups between 1947-1954 in which 30 thousand lost their lives. From the statue of a mother and daughter, to the All Souls’ Altar, through the central Returning to Heaven and Memorial Tower and finally to the Peace Memorial Hall with museum, visitors can learn about this painful conflict. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month Tickets: Free Where: Myeongrim-ro 430 (Bonggye-dong), Jeju City Transport: Jeju City Hall → #1 bus (toward Jungangno) → entrance to 4.3 Peace Park [1 hour] (Jeju City Tour Bus from City Hall or the airport also stops here.) Contact: +82-64-710-8461 Web:jeju43.jeju.go.kr/
Jeju Haenyeo Museum
This is Jeju’s only haenyeo museum where you can learn about all aspects of life related to Jeju’s women divers. Various artifacts are displayed showcasing the traditional culture of the haenyeo, including customs, religion, and their history. The museum has four exhibition halls, an image room and an observatory. Hours: Hours 09:00~18:00 Closed: On the 1st Monday of the month Tickets: Adults (25~64yrs): individual 1,100 won / group 800 won, Youths (13~24yrs) : individual 500 won / group 300 won - over 10 people Where: 26 Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal→ #700 bus (toward Sehwa) → Haenyeo Museum (Hado-ri) [80 mins] Contact: +82-64-710-7775 Web:haenyeo.go.kr
Jeju Zainichi Museum
Founded by Jeju-Japanese philanthropist Kim Chang-In, this museum at Jeju National University is dedicated to telling the story of the migration of thousands of Jeju people who settled in Japan in the twentieth century. The museum itself is set out chronologically and retells the story of migration through interactive displays, photographs and artifacts. There is also a separate exhibition hall which tells the story of Kim Chang-In and his philosophy. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. Closed: Weekends Tickets: Free Where: Jeju National University Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #31 or 502 → Jeju National University [20 mins] (#10, 500 and more also go from City Hall) Contact: +82-64-754-3975, 3978 Web:zainichijeju.jejunu.ac.kr
Jeju National Museum
The Jeju National Museum takes you on a tour of Jeju’s unique history, from the Prehistoric Room, specializing in excavated stoneware from Gosan-ri, to the three Tamna rooms introducing the formation and development of the ancient Tamna Kingdom. The museum also has a special exhibition room and an outdoor exhibition area. Hours: Tue-Fri 09:00~18:00/Sat, Sun and national holidays 09:00~19:00. (Open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays between March and October). Closed: Mondays (If Monday is a national holiday, it is closed the following day) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). Tickets: Free Where: 261 Imhang-ro, Jeju City Transport: Jeju City Hall → #1 (toward Jungangno) → Goeunimoreu [20 mins]. (Jeju City Tour Bus from City Hall or the airport also stops here.) Contact: +82-64-720-8000 Web:jeju.museum.go.kr
Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum
This museum exhibits Jeju's folk relics and natural history in four exhibition rooms: a natural history room, two folk exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition space. The museum covers everything from the geology of the island to its ecology and unique culture.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Open until 7 p.m. on weekdays June to August) Groups can reserve in advance for late openings until 8 p.m. Closed: New Year's Day, Lunar New Year's Day, Chuseok. Tickets: Adults 1,100 won / group 800 won, Youths 500 won / group 300 won, Jeju residents 500 won / group 300 won, Jeju resident youths 200 won / 150 won - Groups over 10 Where: 40 Samseong-ro, Jeju City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #100 bus → Gwangyang bus stop [18mins] → walk [7 mins] Contact: +82-64-710-7708 Web: museum.jeju.go.kr
Seongeup Folk Village
Seongeup Folk Village displays ubiquitous Jeju culture, such as black lava rock walls, winding alleys and stone grandfather statues. There are many cultural properties also preserved, including residential houses, Confucian shrines and schools, ancient government offices, stone statues, large millstones, fortress ruins, and stone monuments. Many intangible cultural assets are present, such as folk plays, native foods, local folk craftsmanship, and local dialect. Several centuries-old nettle trees stand at the center of the village. Hours: 24 hours 365 days a year Tickets: Free Where: Seongeup-ri 987, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal →#720 (toward Pyoseon) → Seongeup Folk Village [50mins] Contact: +82-64-760-2501
Jeju Folk Village Museum
The museum was developed through a long archaeological and restoration process to restore Jeju thatched roof houses and artifacts from the end of the Joseon Dynasty. There are over100 traditional houses and 8,000 folk items, including household items, agricultural tools, fishing tools, furniture and stone works. There is a concert hall for folk performances, a restaurant, market, folk craft room, souvenir shop, traditional wedding room and horseback riding. Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5/5:30/6/6:30 p.m. (Closure varies through the year). Open all year. Tickets: Adults: 8,000 won, Students: 5,500 won, Children: 4,000 won, Senior citizens: 4,000 won Where: 631-34 Minsokhaean-ro Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo City Transport: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #720 (toward Pyoseon) → Jeju Folk Village Museum [1.5 hours] → walk [2 mins] Contact: +82-64-787-4501 Web:jejufolk.com
ⓒ Jeju Weekly 2009 (http://www.jejuweekly.com)
All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published without the prior consent of Jeju Weekly.
Mail to email@example.com | Phone: +82-64-724-7776 Fax: +82-64-724-7796
#505 jeju Venture Maru Bldg,217 Jungangro(Ido-2 dong), Jeju-si, Korea, 690-827
Registration Number: Jeju Da 01093 | Date of Registration: November 20, 2008 | Publisher: Hee Tak Ko | Youth policy: Hee Tak Ko
Copyright ⓒ 2009 All materials on this site are protected under the Korean Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published
without the prior consent of jeju weekly.com.