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The Great Long History of Kimchi Continues with the Pulmuone Kimchi Museum
Introduction
The Pulmuone Kimchi Museum is a museum registered in Seoul and it was established
in 1986 to study the culture of kimchi, the archetypal Korean food, to promote kimchi
inside and outside of Korea. Currently, Pulmuone is managing the museum with the
aspiration to succeed and develop traditional Korean food culture.

For over 20 years, the Pulmuone Kimchi Museum has been alone in leading a variety of
activities to promote ‘kimchi,’ the food that did not receive much attention as it was
commonly found in the everyday lives of most Korean people. Today, over 100,000
people visit the Pulmuone Kimchi Museum each year, as kimchi draws attention the
world over as an excellent food. It is also becoming a famous spot, crowded with both
domestic and foreign reporters who come to learn about the culture of kimchi.

The Pulmuone Kimchi Museum is the ‘Place to Learn about Kimchi’ Kimchi’ for both
residents and international visitor who are interested and wish to know about kimchi and the Korean
culture. It operates a permanent exhibition hall introducing the history, transition,
diversity, and excellence of kimchi. The museum plays the role of an ‘Archive’ for
experts and students who wish to develop their professional knowledge through
academic activities in various fields such as collecting papers, reference books, and
various information related with kimchi, and by issuing books related to kimchi and
culture of traditional Korean food culture. The museum is also the ‘Channel for Culture of Kimchi’,
telling the world about culture of kimchi through foreign media outlets, including
the New York Times, LA Times, and the BBC.

The Pulmuone Kimchi Museum will continue to play the role as the barometer of
the culture of Korean kimchi by providing information about kimchi, which is selected based
on accurate historical facts and objective evidence, to the people of the world who live
in a deluge of information.