History, Culture, Mobility
[History] Museum of Korea Emigration History
Address: 329, Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon-si
The Museum of Korea Emigration History was opened in 2003 to celebrate 100 years of our ancestor’s emigration to America and honor their life and the trail they blazed in the frontier for our descendants. It is the first emigration history museum in Korea built by the efforts of Incheon citizens as well as Koreans living overseas. With Korea’s first emigration history museum opening in Incheon, a place where our first official migrants began their journey, we now have a foundation upon which to organize our emigration history which spans more than 100 years.
[History] War Memorial of Korea
Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The War Memorial of Korea collects and preserves materials on war, such as the history of struggling against foreign forces to overcome aggressions and protect people’s lives and properties, and of overcoming national crises to defend the independence of the nation, thereby preventing war through lessons learned from war and contributing to the peaceful unification of the country.
[History] DMZ / IMJINGAK
DMZ On July 27, 1953, the Korean War ended with a cease-fire. The Northern and Southern Limit Lines were created as each side moved their troops back 2km from the Military Demarcation Line. The lines reach 248 km in length from Jeongdong-ri, Paju-si to Myeongho-ri, Goseong-gun. At the present time, an area within 2 km in both the north and south side is designated as the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Excluding the DMZ, the overall area is considered to be the most heavily militarized region in the world.
Imjingak Imjingak Resort, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center. In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under reconstruction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. It is now one of the more famous DMZ tourist spots for foreigners because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points.
[History] Seoul Museum of History
Address: 55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The Seoul Museum of History takes you on a journey—a journey through time, rather than space. It is where you can explore the timeline of Seoul—from its birth to its reputation as a global city—and see what changes it underwent that made it the city as what we know now, and imagine how the city will change in the future. The Seoul Museum of History’s permanent exhibitions show the origins of Seoul, the life of the people in Seoul, and the changes of Seoul into modern society.
[Culture] Culture Station Seoul 284
Address: Seoul Station(Headquarter)1, Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Culture Station Seoul 284 restored the prototype of old Seoul Station, which was the main stage of Korean modern history in Korea and the gateway of traffic and exchange, and opened in 2011 as a Cultural Complex. As a platform to create and interact with Culture · Art, various programs such as exhibitions, performances, and workshops are held. In 1900, it changed from Namdaemun Station to Gyeongseong Station and Seoul Station to become Culture Station Seoul 284. Meet 100 years of history against time.
[Culture] Art Center Nabi
Address: 4F, SK building, 26, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The advance in digital media and information technology has not only changed our daily lives but is fundamentally transforming the way we think, feel and relate to each other. Art, enabled by new technologies, is also evolving and expanding its horizon. The newly expanded horizons of art and technologies lead us to constant reflection, as well as creation, on the nature of the newly forming relationship between man and machine. Art Center Nabi’s mission centers around three main areas; being a ‘critique’ of contemporary technology; nurturing ‘creativity’, thus opening new possibilities of creative expressions; building 'community' where new ideas are shared and developed into new social movements. Art Center Nabi hopes to be a space, where artistic sensibilities combined with technological possibilities bring out the power of positive change in man as well as in society.
[Mobility] National Aviation Museum of Korea
Address: 177, Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
The National Aviation Museum of Korea (NAMOK) opened on 5 July 2020 inside Gimpo International Airport, one of the gateways to Seoul, Korea. The NAMOK strives to be the world's leading museum that captures the history of Korean aviation, looks to the present, and leads the way for aviation culture in the future.
[Mobility] Railroad Museum
Address: 142 Cheoldobangmulgwan-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do
The museum features various materials and items like artifacts and vehicles from the over 100 years of railroad history in Korea, which started with the first miracle on September 18, 1899. The first floor houses a history hall and an exhibit devoted to items from railroad vehicles. The second floor focuses on electronics, communications, facilities and architecture, and items related to the transportation industry. The first floor also has a Railroad Model Panorama Room, which features replicas of the various trains that have traversed the Korean countryside, right from the first steam engine until the KTX. There is also an outdoor exhibit area featuring a real steam engine train, a presidential train, as well as passenger and cargo trains. The presidential train was introduced in May of 2015 for guests to enjoy.
[Mobility] Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang
Address: 217-6, Kintex-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Hyundai Motorstudio seeks to offer intriguing sentiments to customers and be a space of special experience. It will maintain the relationship with customers and continue to deliver the value of Hyundai Motor Company. In order to realize the value of Hyundai Motorstudio, we do not remain satisfied with what we have today and are making future-oriented efforts. These efforts are fun, impressive and in pursuit of something new that anyone can enjoy. The beauty of this novelty will be refined sophistication that everyone will look up to. The value of Hyundai Motorstudio is created new through a collection of experiments: future-oriented experiments beyond where we are now; fun & impressive experiments; and, beautiful experiments with refined sophistication.
[Mobility] Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Transportation Museum
Address: 71, Everland-ro 376beon-gil, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Transportation Museum was established in May 1998 to study and promote the history and diverse cultures of the automobile, which has significantly contributed to the advancement of human civilization. The Museum outreaches to the community through various exhibitions and social and educational programs. For example, it operates a free clinic, ‘Anycar Traffic Safety Training Center for Children,’ to protect children from traffic accidents by educating them at an early age. The Museum will continuously collect, study, preserve historically significant automobiles and pass their achievements down to the next generation. At the same time, it promises to provide various exhibitions and educational programs to the public and to promote a prosperous automobile culture in the community.