Jeju Museum — Top 5 best museums in Jeju Island you should not miss
When people travel to Jeju Island, they frequently consider? The calm and rustic Korean island with extensive beaches of blue sea, loud waves, warm weather, and hundreds of flowers perfect for leisure and sightseeing. Despite the fact that the island is small, it is home to a number of interesting museums. Do not rush to think of museums as being full of ancient objects and listening to history lectures, but in Jeju, there are many museums with themes and unique styles that will be perfect for you to visit with your family. If you visit this lovely island, don’t miss out on some of the museums that Focus Asia has to offer. Now, let’s go to the top 5 best Jeju museums (Jeju island museums).
1. Seongeup Folk Village
If you enjoy learning about the history, customs, and ancient habits of the people of Jeju, or if you are a lover of Korean dramas, you should check into the movie scene. Seongeup Folk Village is a must-see.
One feature that distinguishes Seongeup Folk Village is that the magnificent dwellings, whether viewed from a distance or standing upside down, resemble mushrooms, which are quite charming. These dwellings are hundreds of years old, constructed completely of lava rocks from volcanoes, and their straw and bamboo roofs are still quite strong. While some of the houses have been turned into tourist attractions, many families continue to live in the ancient villages.
The most attractive time to visit the town is in the spring, when flowers blossom and interstate the houses are the flower garden is really romantic. However, if you have the chance, try to come here in the winter when the snow white village also gets you insane.
In particular, if you want to have a “life”, “unique” photos when visiting the village, you can rent a set of hanbok to wear and take pictures in the village.
Seongeup Folk Village
Address: 19 Seongeupjeonguihyeon-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, Korea
Telephone: +82 64-710-6797
How to get there:
- From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take the bus to Beonnyeong-ro. Get off at Seongeup 1 (il) -ri ‘(성읍리) samuso then go about 200m. (1 hour 40 minutes)
- From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take the bus to Dongilju. Get off at Pyoseon-ri samuso, turn left at the intersection and go straight until you reach the bus stop, take the car to Beonnyeong-ro (45 minutes)Telephone: +82 2-789-1674
2. Jeju Air and Space Museum
Jeju Air and Space Museum is Asia’s largest air museum, covering an area of approximately 300.000 square meters. You will be amazed by the hundreds of airplanes displayed throughout the museum’s area.
It is not difficult for individuals who are interested in the cosmos in general and airplanes in particular to come here and observe and learn about actual aircraft as well as space. In addition, the museum has a number of “super cool” programs, such as the “How Things Fly” experience, which guides flying principles such as scissors, thrusters, and flight controls, as well as watching the stars, exploring the mystery of space travel through virtual space in the 5D Experience Room, creating water rockets, airplane architecture, and camping out in space.
Tickets for the museum are range from 11.000-15.500 won (about 10 dollars to 14 dollars) and are only available for adults and children aged 8 and up.
Jeju Air and Space Museum
Address: 218, Nokchabunjae-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm. Closed on the first Monday of every month.
How to get there: Take bus 250-3, 771-1, 771-2, 784-1, 784-2, 820-1 stop at Jeju Aerospace Museum.
3. O’sulloc Tea Museum
Those who are enthusiastic with tea, especially green tea, must visit the O’sulloc Tea Museum. This is where you may learn about all the cultural delicacies of Korea and other Asian and Western nations, as well as experience a plethora of different varieties of tea and green tea God’s meals.
However, the museum is quite small, but you can conveniently visit the beautiful Innisfree and much delicious foods.
O’sulloc Tea Museum
Address: Namjeju-gun, Jeju-do.
Opening hours: The museum is opened at 9 am, so you can come early to get the tea field opposite the scenic road and take a look at your beautiful photos.
How to get there: Take bus 701 to Jeju Intercity Terminal, then catch bus number 755
4. Hello Kitty Island
If you go with the children, or the type of vintage girls, love the pink and fans of Hello Kitty should definitely not miss Hello Kity Island.
Hello Kitty Island has three levels. The art museum and the history of a kitty cat are on the first floor, the Hello Kitty Cafe, Kitty bedroom, and other unique displays are on the second floor, and the 3D theater and outdoor exhibition are on the third floor.
Hello Kitty Island
Address: 340, Hanchang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
– From July to September: 09 am -8 pm
– From September to June: 09 am-6 pm
How to get there: From Jeju, Intercity Bus Terminal take bus # 750 stop at Sumbinari then walk to Hello Kitty Island.
5. Jeju Play Kpop Museum
Of course, there is no lack of Jeju PLAY KPOP Museum- one of the things that all the world of this “kimchi” country. Instead of looking for the Oppas, you can freely choose to take a photo shoot with Big Bang, Exo, SNSD, etc. without the effort. Not to mention live hologram concert every second.
As a country with a strong entertainment business, Korean idol museums usually know how to excite fans with interactive settings such as singing with singers, makeup artists in their favorite styles, or trying a recording as a singer…
Just a ticket that you can keep the whole idol world in your heart (literally also always)
Jeju Play Kpop Museum
Address: 15 Jungmun Gwangwang-ro 110 beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Opening hours: 9 am -7pm
How to get there: From Jeju International Airport, take the Airport Bus No. 600 and go down at Korea Tourism Organization, Jeju Branch Bus Stop.