Visiting the Folklore & Natural History Museum
Jeju is an island with plentiful natural resources and pristine environments.
The Folklore and Natural History Museum, which is located in Jeju City, accommodates and displays the origin, culture, history, ecology and oceanography of Jeju.
It would be fair to consider this establishment to be an encyclopedia of Jeju.
It also happens to be operated by the city, which allows the ticket price to be fairly low and the quality of information abundant. Furthermore, starting on September 6th 2012 in honor of the World Conservation Congress, the museum will allow for free admission.
▲ Notice for the free admission
The exhibition is comprised of the World Heritage Exhibit, Natural History Exhibit,
Culture Exhibit 1 & 2, comprehensive Marine Life Exhibit, and an outdoor exhibit.
In the World Heritage Exhibit, natural features of Jeju that are registered in the World heritage list
with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are displayed quite meticulously.
In the Natural History Exhibit the unique geography and ecology are explained and displayed.
▲World Heritage Exhibit
▲Natural History Exhibit
It is especially educational for children because of the collection of animals endemic to Jeju.
Exhibit 1 & 2 house various tools and utensils that represent the culture and history of Jeju.
Also, Jeju is the southernmost island of Korea with a plethora of marine life,
▲ Marine Life Exhibit
A complete walkthrough takes anywhere from one the two hours,
and is a must for those visiting Jeju.
Folklore and Natural History Museum website: http://museum.jeju.go.kr/
(English, Chinese, Japanese)
By Bus: è Board Bus 37 from airport, disembark at Samseong Elementary è Walk 417m OR è Board Bus 100 from airport, disembark Gwangyang Station è Walk 479m
By Taxi: 4km, approximately 13 mins (estimated fare ₩5,100)
Address: 40 Ildo 2-dong, Sanseong-ro, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea