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Kimchi – Korea's National Treasure

The Kimchikan Museum is where you can turn to for all of your kimchi learning needs. It is the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Hesthea
Cultural Impact of a Food

Very interesting to see everything from the science of fermentation to the ways different regions... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
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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.
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35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu | 4~6F, Insadong Maru Building, Seoul 03149, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best, small museums we've ever been to. Amazing how such a side dish / side topic could be presented in such an exciting way. Great exhibition design work, activating all the senses, kids and adults would enjoy and profit from it.

Thank efrat-exploring
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Kimchikan Museum is where you can turn to for all of your kimchi learning needs. It is the only Korean museum dedicated to kimchi history and to the process of kimchi making – kimjang (the annual autumn kimchi- making season, is a major event...More

1  Thank Hesthea
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very interesting to see everything from the science of fermentation to the ways different regions' kimchi differ. Also a nice tasting, but that wasn't anything to write home about.

Thank CadetTraveler
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This quaint museum in Insadong is dedicated to kimchi. Adult admission is $8USD. It isn't terribly big, so you can pretty much get through it in about an hour. My husband and I went on a Friday afternoon, and there was literally no one else...More

Thank Jayne0128
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great Museum to learn more about Kimchi. Tickets are not too expensive (2500won/pax) and overall the museum was quite interesting with kimchi tasting! You can also sign up kimchi making experience on the spot, but better to reserve. Free Hanbok Experience, as with many other...More

1  Thank powerranger123
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The museum located in one of the alleys in Insadong. It is a small museum that show you various kinds of kimchi and how they are made. There are videos, photos, stamps, and other fun activities. On the top floor, you even get to taste...More

Thank WorldTravellerSoon
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 ILoveFoodComa
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

1  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

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Insadong
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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