Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center was founded with the goal of preventing tragedies and saving the lives of children and youth. Because of fire accidents like "Sirent" in 1999, which occurred in Hwasong city in Gyungi-do, and another fire accident in the bar of Enhyon-dong located in Inchon Gwangyuok city where a lot of children and youth lost their lives, the necessity of establishing a disaster training center for common citizens was urgently felt. To teach people how to remain safe during disasters the Seoul Citizen Training Center was created.
Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center is a three-story building of more than 5000 m². The basement floor includes a small theater. The first floor is set up for natural disaster training and consists of an orientation hall, storm simulation training room, earthquake simulation room, computer tests on fire safety knowledge and others. The second floor is a place for artificial catastrophe training. It consists of a smoke escape training room, fire extinguisher training room, first-aid (CPR) training room and practicing place for calling 119 (The emergency number in Korea). The third floor is used for people rescue training and consists of a rescue training room, screening room, training for professionals and video examples of five biggest disasters that have occurred in Seoul. Overall there are about 20 training corners established, so citizens can experience the imitation of a disaster by themselves and learn easily and in an interesting way to cope with a disaster.
We believe that if children, youth and common citizens listen to fire fighters and personally experience training, it will help to learn the correct way to face dangerous situation and deal with a disaster.
Weekdays: 200 people per time
Weekends: 150 people per time
Firefighter will guide a tour for 2 hours
Age Limit for Activities
Visitors ages 6 and more
B1: Ride video room
1F: Orientation hall, earthquake experience, typhoon experience, storage room, information room
2F: First aid training simulation room, smoke evacuation simulation room, fire extinguisher simulation room, etc.
3F: 3D video room, rescue simulation room, disaster prevention Q & A
Admission / Participation Fees
* How to register
- Online reservation basis
- On-site reservation is available on a first-come, first-served basis depending on each operating hour
- Children (ages under 13) must make a reservation with guardian.
safe119.seoul.go.kr/gwangnaru/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)