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Gallery&Museum Museum of Modern History of Korea, Heyri Art Village in Paju


Museum of Modern History of Korea, Heyri Art Village in Paju1
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    59-85, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Customs Hall: Exhibits artifacts by theme for visitors to experience alleys and to walk the streets of the reproduced city downtown during the 1960s. The exhibition provides high educational value by composing the setting under various themes such as old post office, hardware store, watch store, pawnshop, and old-style tea house.

Cultural Hall: The space shows how our fathers and mothers studied. It presents exhibits by theme such as stationery store, elementary school, teachers’ office, and textbooks.

Nostalgic Hall: Koreans used to get water from common taps at that time. When the world boxing title match was held, people used to go to the tea house to watch TV. Women wearing short skirts went through difficulties with the authorities checking the length of the skirt on the street, and men with long hair were cracked down on by the police and shaved with a hair trimmer. Here, the word “nostalgia” seems to bring a smile on the face.

History Hall: Koreans went through a lot of political and cultural changes for the past 100 years of modern history compared to those experienced for over several centuries. Korean history is the record of the footsteps taken by Koreans. We can learn a lot from the past, and the future can get important learnings from the present. Visitors will be able to have historical awareness here.

Left: various stuffs of 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup like a red t-shirt, flags, pictures, etc. / Middle: a reenacted place of an old stationery./ Right: diverse old school stuffs like shcool bags, school uniforms,  textbooks, etc.