Gwangju Folk Museum

Gwangju Folk Museum opened in 1987 as the largest museum operated by a city government in Korea. It was established for the purpose of preserving valuable Korean folk relics and putting them on exhibit to increase the public’s cultural awareness of them. The museum displays the rich and colorful lifestyles and folk culture of Korea’s southwestern regions including Gwangju and Jeollanam-do.

The first floor of the museum displays food, clothing, housing, livelihood, and handicrafts while the second floor showcases folk games, traditional customs and folk religions. The museum also utilizes miniature and diorama displays to recreate scenes from the past.  A total eight videotech systems in the museum allow people to enjoy vivid demonstrations of the region’s nine intangible cultural relics.


Address: 48-25, Seoha-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

Founding Organization
Structure Size
Site area: 72,000㎡
Permanent exhibition hall: (1F,2F) 2,535㎡
Admission / Participation Fees
Adults 500 won / Youth & the miltary 300 won / Children 200 won
Adults 400 won / Youth & the military 200 won / Children 100 won
Adults (ages 19-64), Youth (ages 13-18: students), Children (ages 7-12: elementary school students)