Introduction

Gwangju Folk Museum opened in 1987 as the largest museum operated by a city government in Korea. It was established for the purpose of preserving valuable Korean folk relics and putting them on exhibit to increase the public's cultural awareness. The museum displays the rich and colorful lifestyles and folk culture of Korea's southwestern regions including Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.

First floor of the museum displays food, clothing, housing, livelihood, and handicrafts while the second floor showcases folk games, traditional customs and folk religions. The museum also utilizes miniature and diorama displays to recreate scenes from the past.  A total eight videotech systems in the museum allow visitors to enjoy vivid demonstrations of the region's nine intangible cultural relics.

 

Address: 

48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju[Google Map]

 

 

Homepage: 

gjfm.gjcity.net (Korean only)

 

 

How To Use

 

Admission / Participation Fees: 

Free

 

Structure Size: 

Site area: 72,000㎡
Permanent exhibition hall: (1F,2F) 2,535㎡

 

 

Transportation

 

From Gwangju Bus Terminal, take Bus Sangmu 64 and
get off at Biennale Hall bus stop.
The museum is located behind Biennale Hall.



Or From Gwangju Station, take Bus 83 or a taxi to Biennale Hall.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Program Information: 

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Foreign Language Intepretation Services: 

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tel: +82-62-613-5337

zipcode: 61104

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-613-5337~8

parkingculture: Available

restdateculture: Mondays, New Year's Day, the day following a national holiday

usetimeculture: 09:00-18:00
* Last admission 30 min before closing

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