Daegu Museums

Written by on December 9, 2011 in Travel, Worldwide Korea Bloggers

* This post is written by Asif Quadri, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.

Visit daegu tourism page has done a good article on daegu museums. original article can be seen HERE thru facebook

All about Daegu’s famous Museums – #1 by Visit DAEGU 2011_eng on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 9:35am

Daegu Modern History Museum

Daegu Modern History Museum

Daegu Modern History Museum

Address: #33 Pojeong-dong ,jung-gu,Dae-gu

Tel: 053-606-6431

http://artcenter.daegu.go.kr/dmhm/

Overview: This building, built in 1932, is the modern cultural heritage as the Daegu branch of Joseonsiksan Bank, and it has been used as Korea Development Bank since 1954.

The Renaissance style building has characteristic features such as plain walls and a slab roof that emphasizes the horizon and has been designated as Tangible Cultural Heritage No. 49 in 2003.

Daegu Modern History Museum opened in 2011, donated by the Daegu Urban Development Corporation in 2008.

The expense of this project was 9,340,000,000KW for the Museum, and it is equipped with a 2-story ground, 1 basement, the exhibition room, special exhibit room, experience room, cultural lecture room, and the library with a total area of 1,971 square meters.

Business Hours: April~October : 09am~19pm,

November~Next March : 09am~18pm (No operation on Mondays)

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: Unavailable

Tourist Guide in Korean: Available

Foreign Language: Unavailable

Daegu Art Museum 

 

Daegu Art Museum

Daegu Art Museum

 

Address: #374 Samduk-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu

Tel: 053-790-3000

http://www.daeguartmuseum

Overview : Daegu Art Museum was built as the main cultural space of Daegu was built as the cultural space to represent Daegu which will lead the trend of Daegu’s contemporary fine art such as providing the opportunity of cultural nostalgia to its citizens along with re-establishing the modern‧contemporary fine art history of Daegu, discovering local artists and supporting the creative activity.

It was completed in May, 2010 after about four year’s construction after starting the construction in May, 2007 to be opened in May 25, 2011. The art museum is organized as valuable storage, educational area, office area and resting area along with exhibition room with a building of 1 basement floor and 3 floors to the total floor area of 21,701㎡.

Daegu Art Museum is trying to provide various fine art cultures with activities through collection, exhibition, research and international exchange of fine art works and materials by each genre.

It also sets the operation objective as the role of space for self-realization to raise the cultural standard of citizens as well as the role of edutainment center based on wide range of experience.

Daegu Art Museum will fulfill its role as an art museum which is open toward to future of extending the base of fine art population and leading the trend of contemporary fine art along with providing the place of artistic encounter to the public through the discovery of artists in Daegu area, support of creative activities and mutual exchange.

Business Hours: April~October 10:00 – 19:00 / November~March 10:00 ~ 18:00(Closed : Mondays)

Fare: Children and Teenagers(7~19), Soldiers : 700 won

Aults : 1,000 won

Facilities for the handicapped: Available

Tourist Guide in Korean: Available

Foreign Language: Available

Korea Video Museum

Korea Video Museum

Korea Video Museum

Address: #2-1 Hwajeon-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu

Tel: 053-423-4732

http://www.kvm.or.kr/

email: sizzii@chol.com

Overview: This is the smallest museum in the world, and the only video camera museum. It collects, preserves, and displays video cameras, TVs, and movie films from all over the world. It contributes to the development of the Korean video arts industry.

Business Hours: 10:00 – 17:00

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: Unavailable

Tourist Guide in Korean: Available

Foreign Language: Unavailable

Yeongnam University Museum

Yeongnam University Museum

Yeongnam University Museum

Address: #214-1 Dae-dong, Kyeongsan-si, Kyeongsangbuk-do

Tel: 053-810-1707

http://www.yumuseum.net

Business Hours: 10:00 – 17:00(Weekdays), Entrance permitted before 16:30

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: Elevator

Tourist Guide in Korean: Group viewing information, exhibition information, Cultural Guide

Foreign Language: Unavailable

Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Culture Center(Former Yangnyeongsi Exhibition Hall)

Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Culture Center

Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Culture Center

Address: #52-1 Namseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Tel: 053-253-4729

http://herb.daegu.go.kr

email: jo-8965@hanmail.net

Overview: Located in Daegu’s Herb Medicine Alley, the Culture Center is maintained by the Yangnyeongsi Preservation Foundation. Daegu’s Yangnyeongsi was a famous herb market that attracted visitors from China and Japan. The Yangnyeongsi Exhibition Hall was built in 1993 to revive the old fame and glory of the market. The exhibition features various oriental medicinal herbs as well as objects and texts related to Oriental medicine.

Business Hours: AM 10:00 ~ PM 05:00

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: Unavailable

Tourist Guide in Korean: Sang-gi Park

Foreign Language: Interpreter Insuk Choi (Japanese), English and Chinese interpretation available upon request.

Weolgok History Museum(inside Wolgok History Park)

Weolgok History Museum

Weolgok History Museum

Address: #883-1 Sangin-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu

Tel: 053-642-5516

Overview: This is a history museum that displays various artifacts related to Woo Baeseon and his family, as well as artifacts relating to contemporary life. The first floor displays 500 artifacts from Woo’s surroundings, and the second floor features databases. The outdoor exhibition hall recreated an old Korean home with various tools and artifacts to help visitors imagine contemporary life.

Business Hours: 10:00 – 17:00(Summer), 10:00 – 16:00(Winter)

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: 2 restrooms for the disabled within museum (2F)

Tourist Guide in Korean: Jongmyeong Kim (Guide)

Foreign Language: Foreign Language Guides: Suji Lee (English), Yonggon Kim (Chinese), Jeonghee im (Japanese)

Daegu University Central Museum

Daegu University Central Museum

Daegu University Central Museum

Address: #15 Naeri-ri, Jinryang-eup, Kyeongsan-si, Kyeongsangbuk-do

Tel: 053-850-5621

http://museum.daegu.ac.kr/

Overview: Daegu University’s Central Museum offers several galleries that allows visitors to see Korean culture and art from prehistoric ages to the Joseon era, as well as the history and future of Daegu University.

Business Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Fare: Free

Facilities for the handicapped: Restrooms, parking lot

Tourist Guide in Korean: Guide

Foreign Language: Unavailable

Songgwang Maewon(Songgwangmae Memorial Museum)

Songgwang Maewon

Songgwang Maewon

Address: 34-7 Deokgok-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu

Tel: 053-981-4562

http://www.skmuseum.co.kr

email: skmuseum@hanmail.net

Overview: The memorial center was born in 1975 as President Kown established a production tool research center in Nam-gu Daemyeong-dong. It features displays of archaeological materials that are difficult to find in modern research.

Business Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:00

Fare: Preschool students & seniors over 65: Free; Children/Youth: \500, Adults \1000

Facilities for the handicapped: Unavailable

Tourist Guide in Korean: Kyeong-Ae Yun (guide)

Foreign Language: Basic English and Japanese Possible

Source: http://tour.daegu.go.kr/eng/main.asp

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