|1. What are the opening hours of the museum?
The museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and visitors
are admitted until 5:30 p.m.
(The museum is closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Holidays,
Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) Holidays, and Christmas Day)
2. Can I take pictures inside the exhibition halls?
You can freely take pictures for personal use. However, institutions taking pictures for
promotion or news article must make a formal request for an interview through the
following e-mail address.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3. Where is it located? How do I get there? Does it have a parking lot?
It is located in the second basement level of COEX, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, and the following transportation is available:
Get off at Samseong Station on Line 2, walk toward Exit 5 or 6 and you will be led to
COEX Mall in the first basement level. Enter COEX Mall, walk toward the Aquarium
and Mega Box, find the ASEM Drugstore, and take the escalator beside the drugstore to
the second basement level to find the Kimchi Museum.
Get off at Samseong-dong COEX Stop, KEPCO Main Building Stop, of Bongeunsa
Temple, enter COEX through the east gate, and take the escalator in Hall B to the
second basement level to find the Kimchi Museum.
Enter the underground parking lot through Gate 1 (East Gate) of the New Complex of
COEX, park your car in the L7 District of the Ga Area in the second basement level,
and take the entrance to Hall No. 6 to find the Kimchi Museum.
- Parking Information
Large Buses for 25 passengers or more cannot enter the COEX underground parking lot:
Use the Tancheon Parking Lot located beside Gangnam Hospital (200 won for 10
minutes, 02-3443-8723/4 Gangnam-gu City Management Corporation).
Passenger car, small bus, van (for less than 25 passengers): Use the COEX underground
2,000 won for the first 30 minutes, 1,000 won for each additional 15 minutes, no
discount for visitors.
4. How long does it take to view and what are the exhibits?
It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to view the museum. (Viewing times differ for
The exhibition themes are comprised of the History of Kimchi, Different kinds of Kimchi according to Seasons and
the Region, Storing Method and Storage Jars, Nutrients and Effects of Kimchi, Observation
of Lactobacillus, and Sampling.
5. Do you sell kimchi at the museum?
The museum does not presently sell kimchi. There are plans to do so in the future.
6. Can I make kimchi at the museum?
You can participate in the kimchi experience program to make your own kimchi.
The museum currently offers a few programs for international visitor such as ‘I ♥ K (Korea &
Kimchi)’ that introduces Korean food culture and kimchi and ‘Pulmuone Kimchi
Museum ? Kimchi Making.’ There are fees for each program, and the programs are
offered on a reservation basis.
For program details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com. We will do our best to give you the guidelines.