During the promotion of the Urban Environment Maintenance Project of the Gongpyeong 1, 2, and 4 zones in 2015, the alleyways and building sites of the historical city Seoul, from when it was once known as ‘Hanyang’ during the Joseon Dynasty and ‘Gyeongseong’ in the recent times, were soundly excavated. In order to preserve the urban remains and memories in their entirety and in their original locations, Seoul founded the Gongpyeong Historical Sites Museum, which opened its doors on September 12, 2018. Through the excavation project conducted from 2014 to 2015, a total of 108 building sites, alleyways and other remains from the early Joseon times to the era of Japanese occupation were identified along with the restoration of over a thousand artifacts used by people from then. The museum exhibits the appearance of Hanyang in the 16th-17th centuries through models of buildings in one-tenth their original sizes, VR experiences and other various display techniques. Visitors can walk along actual alleyways from the Joseon Dynasty and recent times to get the experience to relive the Joseon Dynasty.
Address: B1 floor, 26, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu
Transportation: Exit 3-1, Jonggak Station (Line 1)
Viewing hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed: January 1, Mondays
Admission fee: Free