An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post
From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.
Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net, and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.
If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!
Among the wide array of cultural activities that can be enjoyed on Jeju, visitors may find a visit to Jeju Museum of Art well worth their time.
As an institution run by Jeju Province, Jeju Museum of Art is open to the public. Located not far from Jeju City, the museum boasts a diverse collection of art which, with the moderate price of admission, draws both tourists and Jeju residents on the weekends.
Jeju province began planning for construction of the museum in 2004, and in 2009 Jeju Museum of Art was inaugurated.
The museum’s interior is arranged into Exhibition Halls 1 and 2, the Citizen’s Gallery, and Chang Ree-Suok Hall. A nursing room, café, and souvenir store can also be found on the premises, while seminar rooms, an arts and sciences research library, and various other facilities allow the museum to serve as a useful cultural space.
Jeju Museum of Art is built on a wide tract of land, with enough parking spaces to accommodate even the heaviest traffic.
A shallow pool stretches out before the museum, reminiscent of a lake, and the museum itself is elegant as a work of art.
Information on the museum’s exhibitions can be found on its website (http://jmoa.jeju.go.kr
). (The website is not yet translated into foreign languages.)
Admission is only 1,000 KRW.
▲Chang Ree-Suok Hall
Photography is not allowed in the museum, so the above photo was taken from afar
with the permission of a staff member. Given the museum’s policy,
no photos were taken of the individual art pieces for this post.
▲ A museum guide in the middle of an explanation
▲ An exhibition on Halla-san and Ilchulbong (June 22- September 30, 2012)
The interior is spacious and exceedingly well-maintained.
On weekends, the museum tends to be busy with visitors there to view the art,
or to participate in one of the many cultural activities taking place.
This visit was made on a weekday, when the vibe was relaxed and
the guided tours conducted at a more leisurely pace.
▲ Babble Babble Animal Friends exhibition (June 1-August 26, 2012)
▲ Artworks likely to appeal to children
▲ Exhibition Hall 2
▲ An invitational exhibition featuring the work of three Jeju artists
▲ The museum shop
▲ A view of the grounds
▲The museum cafe
A cup of coffee and an open view of the museum grounds can be enjoyed at the neat and cozy café.
As the museum periodically introduces new exhibitions, every visit proves to be a unique experience.
With its diverse collection of art and moderately price admission, Jeju Museum of Art is a hallmark of Jeju’s cultural scene that all tourists are recommended to visit during their time on the island.
Directions (bus): At the airport, take Bus 37 to Jeju Halla Hospital.
From there, take Bus 1100 (Jeju-Yeongsil-Jungmun) to Jeju Museum of Art.
A cab ride from the airport to the museum should take about 20 minutes, a distance of 8.2 kilometers.
Address: 2894-78 1100-ro (Yeon-dong), Jeju-do