54th RAS B&C Club: Donuimun Museum Village

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Donuimun Museum Village
Tour Leader: 
Jon Dunbar

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54th RAS B&C Club:

Donuimun Museum Village


Meeting Point:   In front of or inside Godiva near Exit 7 of Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5

Several years ago, the neighbourhood of Gyonam-dong resting just west of the city wall was torn down, to make way predictably for more highrises for the wealthy. On the tail end of that project, another nearby area was torn down, being rebuilt as Donuimun Museum Village in an attempt to preserve the lost urban texture of the area.

Implementation didn't work out too well, but it has provided a city-backed destination for people in the downtown area to visit, and provides various little venues for artists and artisans to interact with the public.

We will visit Donuimun Museum Village, where we can find a museum dedicated to the unique hanok village of Gyonam-dong, visit some artists, explore and critique the architectural restoration, check out some restored retro attractions such as a video game arcade, and see whatever other random events are happening on this day.


Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is normally open as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
                                   10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796

Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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