Incheon Metropolitan City Museum also known as Incheon Municipal Museum was the first public museum in Korea. The museum opened in 1946 after Korea gained independence from the Japanese. The museum was opened to provide a common space where people could learn about the local history of Incheon and surrounding areas. The museum is constantly researching and studying culture in the Incheon area.
The museum moved to its current location in 1990. The building’s design incorporated a theme based on the pre-historic Dolmen called Ganghwa Dolmen that is located in Incheon. The museum holds over 3,700 relics and is split up into different sections. The sections are as follows History Room 1 and 2, the Permanent Exhibition Hall and Special Exhibition Hall.
With the continuing expansion, development and population increases in Incheon City, the museum is continuing to gather more relics and continue it’s expansion for future generations to enjoy.
Incheon Metropolitan City Museum is located nearby to the Incheon Landing Memorial Hall.
Opening Hours / Admission:
09:00 am – 18:00 pm March ~ October
09:00 am – 17:00 pm November ~ January
Closed on Monday’s and New Year’s Day. Open on Monday if National Holiday and closed the following day.
400 won for adults
How to get to Incheon Metropolitan City Museum:
Take Seoul Subway Line 1 to Bupyeong Station and then transfer to Incheon Subway Line 1 and get off at Dongmak Station, exit 3. Take bus 6, 8, or 16 and get off at Songdo Resort (송도유원지). The Museum is only a few minutes walk away. I have marked the bus stop and the museum on the map below.
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