Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living

(수도국산 달동네 박물관)

" Daldongne"(달동네) literally means " Moon Village" which refers to villages located high in the hilltops. This word represents lives of the poor of trying times in the past and reminds us of a time when people worked hard to live better and shared what little they had with their neighbors.

Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living shows us the life of the citizens living in "Daldongne"( the impoverished hillside area).

The museum is located within Songhyun Park, Dong-gu Incheon and consists of two floors( One aboveground, one belowground). It exhibits reproductions of various scenes of daily life and people at a barbershop, a store selling coal briquettes, a small sundries store, restroom and a communal water supply area  from the 1960s and 1970s.

In the museum, visitors can play dice games, change coal briquettes, and try on school uniforms of the past, as well as purchase souvenirs. The museum hopes to remind visitors of the poor , but close-knit atmosphere of the old hillside area and provide them with educational opportunities to learn about life during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Admission Fees : Adults: 500won, Teenagers: 300won, Children(5 to 12) 200won
  • Directions
                  Subway : Seoul Subway Line 1,Dong-Incheon Station, Exit #4
                  Bus : #12,16,17-1,41,62,105,105-1,112
                              ( Get off at Mirim Theater)
                               (Get off at Bogeum Clinic)
  • Closed every monday, New Year's Day, Seollal( Lunar New Year's Day), Chuseok
  • For mor information +82-32-1330( Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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