The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) features the Korean first gugak museum, holding about 6,000 pieces of gugak-related materials and relics which have both historical and cultural values. It is comprised of seven themed permanent exhibition halls that present 250 pieces of audio and video clips regarding gugak. In the 3D room, visitors can enjoy 3D animation at all times. Also, various interesting, special and planned exhibitions are held.
Playing folk games, learning traditional muscial instruments, etc.
The Museum of Traditional Music (Gugak) opened in 1995, is located inside the National Center for Traditional Korean Performing Arts. Everything about traditional Korean music is exhibited here.
Exhibitions: 250 pieces / Collections: 6,000 pieces
Locker area (1F), Gugak products room (outside of 1F), Gugak material room (3F)
Seonbi Musical room (2F) – Gayageum and Geomungo / Free hands-on activities
[Outdoor Exhibition Site: Hands-on activities]
Folk game: 3 types (including jegichagi) / free participation
Samulnori: Instruments (janggu (double-headed drum with a narrow waist in the middle), buk (drum), jing (gong), janggu (drum), kkwaenggwari (cymbal) / free participation fee
Admission / Participation Fees
* Monday-Friday / 09:00-18:00
Info. Services for Koreans
* 3D Video: Tuesday-Sunday / Duration: 15 minutes
Morning: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:20
Afternoon: 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
* Explanation Robot: Tuesday-Saturday by exhibition halls, up to 15 people (elementary school students or older), twice a day (10:00, 13:30)
Tuesday-Friday / Duration: 15-30 minutes
Saturday / Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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