Remember arcade games, Super Nintendo, and DDR? If you’re nostalgic for them, then put down your smart phones and pick up game controllers at the Nexon Computer Museum in Jeju.
This museum is not just for gamers, but for all who appreciates the history and future of technology.
Address: 3198-8 1100-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Directions by bus: Take a city bus to Halla Arboretum and walk for about 3 minutes. Remember to load up your T-money card.
Buses that go to the Halla Arboretum stop are #30, #46, #51, #70, #90, #95, #740, and the Golden City Tour Bus.
Operation hours: June – August from 10am to 8pm; September – May from 10am to 7pm
The Computer Museum has a nice backyard where children can play in the open air.
Once you enter the Museum, you can start to see how every detail is related to the computer theme, like this keyboard-shaped locker.
General admission price is 8,000won. Jeju residents get a 50% discount.
The Nexon Computer Museum is divided into 4 stages (B1, 1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor) that house a range of exhibits displaying the evolution of computers and gaming systems throughout history.
You can even play games on the older systems, like Nintendo and Play Station.
Playing these arcade games and Dance Dance Revolution is a nice throwback to our childhood.
But technology is always changing, especially in the game world. You can try out the next-generation 3D gaming experience with the Oculus Rift.
This museum is not just all fun and games though, it has a great deal of information on the very first computers and have how technology changed since then. It even offers special educational workshops for children and adult visitors.
Nexon Computer Museum also has a nice cafe that sells a keyboard waffle and sweet bread shaped like a keyboard mouse.
If you’re a game lover, then Nexon Computer Museum should be on the top of your list for things to do in Jeju. One could easily spend hours here, playing Space Invaders, competing with your friends for the highest score on Bubble Bobble, or having a dance off on DDR. You’re never too young or too old to enjoy a good time!
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