Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement is an historic settlement dating back to 7,000 B.C – 10,000 B.C (Neolithic period). The settlement site which is located near the Hangang river was first discovered in 1925. The Hangang river flooded the area and washed away the soil. After the area dried up, foundations from an old settlement and artifacts were discovered.
Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement shows what life was like for the people who lived in this period. Replica straw huts and mud houses have been recreated to show people how they lived. These huts are located outside the museum. The museum is broken up into two exhibition halls. The first hall focuses on artifacts that were found at this settlement and small scale models of the people, houses and lifestyle that they lived. The second exhibition hall has many educational programs for adults and children along with a replica of what the huts looked like inside.
Opening Hours / Admission:
09:30 am – 18:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on New Year’s Day and Monday’s. Open on Monday if a national holiday and closed the following day.
500 won for adults
300 won for children
How to get to Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement:
Take line 8 to Amsa station and leave exit 1 or 4. Head straight for about 10 minutes until you see the museum and huts on your left. Follow the map below for more details.
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