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.



35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



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



Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)



How To Use


Parking Facilities: 

Not available





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.



Additional Info


Available Facilities: 

Exhibition halls, resource room, educational room, etc.





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.
* 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).
* Inquiries: +82-2-6002-6456 /

[Activity Programs]
Online reservation required 4 days in advance.
 * Activity programs charged separately.

[Docent Tour]<br>
Four times a day (11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)
* Minimum of ten people required.


Interpretation Services Offered: 

Audio guide rentals available (English, Japanese, Chinese)
* Rental fee 1,000 won


tel: +82-2-6002-6456

zipcode: 03149

expguide: [Exhibition]
Guided exhibition available 4 times a day (11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)

[Activity programs]
Schedule varys by program

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-6002-6456

usetime: 10:00-18:00

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