The Seoul Museum of History will hold a special exhibition entitled 〈Northeastern Seoul: From Crop Fields to a Forest of Apartments〉 in its special exhibition room from 17th December 2016 to 5th March 2017. This exhibition is the first one to illuminate the northeastern part of Seoul, the representative place of high-density dwelling of middle-class.
‣ The exhibition will show the areas of Gangbuk-gu, Dobong-gu, Nowon-gu and Jungnang-gu.
At the exhibition, citizens can see images of northeastern Seoul from the Joseon Dynasty era to the present. The northeastern area of Seoul in the Joseon Dynasty was an important traffic center to the northeastern regions of Korea. In the 20th century, it became the starting point of Gyeungwon Line (Railroad) and Gyeongchun Line (Railroad). It is an area where local products and stories have been exchanged for centuries.
It was a land that welcomed the poor who were pushed out of the city center in the difficult time after liberation from Japanese colonial rule. In the period of rapid economic growth, it became a production base of Seoul, with many factories established in the area. It has now become a representative residential area for Seoul citizens.
When you enter the exhibition hall, you will find a map of northeastern Seoul covering the entire floor of the exhibition room. In addition, the main points of the map are featured by 20 exhibition towers showing time layers with history, geography, and changes of the city. Visitors are given the opportunity to experience an innovative look around the time and space of northeastern Seoul.
– Fee: Free
– Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekend and holidays
– Closed: Every Monday
– Homepage: Seoul Museum of History (www.museum.seoul.kr)
– Contact: 82-2-724-0154