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Museum Kimchikan

35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu | 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building, Seoul 03149, South Korea
+82 2-6002-6456
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Very small museum

Super Super Super small museum. You can check out the museum in less than 15 minutes. Admission... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Burbank, California
Great activity for kids and adults alike!

We had so much fun making Kimchi at the museum and the kids did too! They gave us an English... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Kerikeri, New Zealand
via mobile
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How can you go to Korea and not see this quirky museum dedicated to that quintessential Korea dish, kimchi. Learn about the history of this staple and the many ways it can be made. This museum is guaranteed to make your mouth water.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good27%
  • Average37%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu | 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building, Seoul 03149, South Korea
+82 2-6002-6456
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Super Super Super small museum. You can check out the museum in less than 15 minutes. Admission fee 5,000 won (around $5). If you have never tried Korean traditional Hanbok, they have a few selections that you can wear for FREE. But you can only...More

Thank travelercass
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun making Kimchi at the museum and the kids did too! They gave us an English translator and the instructions were clear and thorough. The kids were able to participate at only 6 years old and they provided kids sized aprons...More

Thank Kelliemariee
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Okay, I love food museums and this one is very well done and clearly had money put into it with hands on touch screens, excellent short documentaries with elders talking about different types of kimchi they grew up with, and tastings. It isn't a long...More

Thank Ghostwalker72
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went to the Insadong tourist information center on the Insadong cultural street to ask for directions and it was just down the road! The local tourist map of Insadong makes it easy to find. And we were given a 40% off discount voucher for...More

Thank peeteeteepee
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It takes about 60 minutes to see this museum. Some nice interactive displays; audio guide is free with admission. Highlight is the kimchi tasting section on the 6th floor. I wish I'd come sooner: this place demystifies kimchi significantly. Check the website for classes -...More

Thank arhie
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is not a museum where you just stare at various types of kimchi. Here, you get to try different activities that make you appreciate kimchi.

Thank Celyn T
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Kimchi is an integral part of Korean cuisine so having a chance to learn how to make it helps you understand the culture a little better. Plus, it's fun! I did the white cabbage kimchi class. All your ingredients are laid out when you arrive....More

2  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited this museum dedicated to kimchi and had a good time. Lot's of interesting information and actually interactive displays that my five year old enjoyed. The reason that I am giving it 3 stars instead of 4 is because I was expecting the kimchi tasting...More

Thank Jake W
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The entry for two only cost us KRW5000 as they had a two-for-one offer and we were also given two complimentary bottles of water. We also borrowed two English audio guides - make sure you have an ID on you. The museum is very interactive...More

1  Thank Eva J
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is a place I definitely would not have thought of, however a friend wanted to see it so I went along. The museum is set up to guide you through a series of rooms that take you through a journey to explore every aspect...More

Thank miss_marie2
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small
neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects
of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional
Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts,
fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir
shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in
particular has become a local institution for its
unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops
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