Museum Kimchikan

03149  Insadong-gil 35-4 (Gwanhun-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul  

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Everything Kimchi! Learn About, Taste, and See Kimchi in all Its Forms 

Museum Kimchikan is the place to go to learn about the many varieties of kimchi in the world. See real examples of different kimchi varieties and take part in fun activities! Museum Kimchikan is located in Insa-dong, but at one time, the center was located in Samseon-dong and named the Kimchi Museum. Following the move to Insa-dong, the museum underwent a redesign in addition to the name change. 

At Museum Kimchikan, visitors can learn about kimchi in all its different forms as well as use microscopes to view the lactic acid bacteria that helps make kimchi so healthy. Visitors can learn and even taste samples of different varieties of kimchi during their time at the museum. The museum also holds kimchi-making activities and classes and visitors should join in to learn how to make delicious kimchi themselves!


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03149  Insadong-gil 35-4 (Gwanhun-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul  
Jonggak Station (subway line 1) exit 3
Anguk Station (subway line 3) exit 6

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Traveler RatingRating:3.5 (Based on 72 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Museum Kimchikan

  • Not what we expected
    There was literally nothing. Some picture of kimchi. Some kimchi tasting and interactive game. We are excited for this visit however upon arrival everything change. There was no kimchi making class...
    Rating:2 rusdanl2019-04-04
  • Love it
    Finding out about koreas traditional food like kimchi. Well worth goin to this. Slightly difficult to find but its fun to adventure out. Like looking for a hidden treasure. Plus side you can taste...
    Rating:5 triplejay272018-11-20
  • If you love Kimchi...
    My son is a lifelong devotee of Kimchi. We absolutely had to visit this museum. (Who would guess there would be a museum devoted exclusively to Kimchi? But there is in Seoul!) Very interesting with...
    Rating:4 cocoanutty2018-10-04
  • All you ever wanted to know about Kimchi....and more!
    one of the best, small museums we've ever been to. Amazing how such a side dish / side topic could be presented in such an exciting way. Great exhibition design work, activating all the senses, kids...
    Rating:5 efrat-exploring2018-08-04
  • Kimchi – Korea's National Treasure
    The Kimchikan Museum is where you can turn to for all of your kimchi learning needs. It is the only Korean museum dedicated to kimchi history and to the process of kimchi making – kimjang (the...
    Rating:4 Hesthea2018-04-01
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