Museums

Gwangju Folk Museum

Gwangju Folk Museum opened in 1987 as the largest museum operated by a city government in Korea.

Gwangju Folk Museum was established for the purpose of preserving valuable Korean folk relics and putting them on exhibit to increase the public’s cultural awareness of them. The museum displays the rich and colorful lifestyles and folk culture of Korea’s southwestern regions including Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.

The 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 people to enjoy vivid demonstrations of the region’s nine intangible cultural relics.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

T: +82 62 613 5342; +82 62 613 5338
W: Website

ADDRESS
48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

ESTABLISHED
1987