On April 17, 2018 the Donuimun Exhibition Hall opened its doors in the Donuimun Museum Village. Built as one of Seoul City’s renewal projects, the Donuimun Museum Village is an outdoor historical and cultural museum that gathers a total of 30 traditional Korean houses from the Joseon Dynasty and contemporary buildings built between the 1910s and the 1980s.
Built as an urban renewal museum, this exhibition hall reveals Donuimun area’s history and culture. It shares the stories of the streets, buildings and villagers of this area, more specifically Seoul City Wall, Gyeonghuigung Palace, Saemunan-ro that is bounded by a road bearing the same name.
The Donuimun Exhibition Hall is composed of three exhibition halls and one educational hall. AGIO and Hanjeong, that used to be an Italian and Korean restaurant respectively, have been changed into exhibition halls, keeping, however, their original names.
The exhibit is widely organized around a total of five themes: ▶ The history of Donuimun area (AGIO, First floor), ▶ Archives and memories of the two areas (AGIO, Second floor), ▶ Story of the villagers of Saemunan (Hanjeong, Second floor), ▶ Urban renewal and photo gallery of the Saemunan area (Hanjeong, First floor), ▶ Ruins of the Gyeonghuigung Palace (Ruins exhibition hall).
You may visit the exhibit free of charge on weekdays from 9am to 6pm. The exhibit is closed on Mondays (except public holidays) and on January 1. For more information, please contact 82-2-724-0271.
|The history of Donuimun area (1F)|
|Archives and memories of the two areas (2F)|
|Story of the villagers of Saemunan (2F)|
|Urban renewal and photo gallery of the Saemunan area (1F)|