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Museum Kimchikan

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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If you love Kimchi...

My son is a lifelong devotee of Kimchi. We absolutely had to visit this museum. (Who would guess... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona
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
Cork, Ireland
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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
+82 2-6002-6456
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Finding out about koreas traditional food like kimchi. Well worth goin to this. Slightly difficult to find but its fun to adventure out. Like looking for a hidden treasure. Plus side you can taste different type of kimichi

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank triplejay27
Reviewed 5 October 2018

My son is a lifelong devotee of Kimchi. We absolutely had to visit this museum. (Who would guess there would be a museum devoted exclusively to Kimchi? But there is in Seoul!) Very interesting with several activities for children to participate in. There is even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cocoanutty
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Kelliemariee
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