In Jungmun, Jeju there are several theme museums,
but today we will introduce you to Ripley’s “Believe It or Not!” Museum.
For more information, visit http://www.ripleysjeju.com/ and select the language you prefer.
The world famous Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” was created by American cartoonist
Robert Ripley. As he traveled to 198 different countries throughout his life, he gathered unique items, which eventually became his huge fine collections of oddities.
In 1941, after the death of Robert Ripley, his colleague and a friend established the Ripley’s foundation, published a book, and built the first museum. This led Believe it or Not!
to become the largest franchise museum in the world.
The new branch in Jungmun, Jeju was opened December, 2010.
31 locations worldwide
Believe it or not! Museum is segregated by first and second floor, so that upon entrance, visitors could begin to view the collections. Behind the museum, there are parking lots, hamburger and souvenir shops, and recently opened Starbucks Coffee. Definitely making it convenient for visitors any time.
▲ Believe it or not! Museum
The museum consist of 12 galleries, so compare to the size of the building, all the items are well displayed and organized. It takes about an hour to tour the museum, so plenty to see.
▲ Car made out of cardboard boxes
▲ Fish by utilizing parts from a bicycle
▲ Boat made of toothpicks
▲ Man bitten by a shark
▲Hundreds of coins glued to the car
▲ A man survived after his heart penetrated (a wax doll)
▲ Vampire killing kit around 1850’s
▲ Torture device
▲ Art using nail polish
▲ Toilet paper wedding dress
▲ Made out of toast
▲ Face of John Lennon using cassette tapes
▲ Visitors at the museum
▲ Wall-e made with automobile parts
▲ Panoramic view of the museum
▲ Believe it or Not! Souvenir Shop
▲ Kraze Burger next to the museum
Next to the museum, there are souvenir and hamburger (Kraze Burger) shops. This is the second hamburger shop in Jungmun, the first is Lotteria in the Teddy Bear Museum.
Believe it or Not, Teddy Bear Museum, and Sound Island Museum (under construction) are all nearby each other, so it will be awesome to visit all three on the same day!
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Seogwipo-si
(English, Japanese, Chinese)
Adults: 8,000 won
Children: 6,000 won
09:00 – 20:00
July – August : 09:00 – 22:00