Heojun Museum was opened in 2005 in honour of Heo Jun and his accomplishments. Heo Jun was a court physician in the Joseon Dynasty. Heo Jun wrote a number of popular medical texts. Although working for the royal family, Heo Jun wished to make medicine and treatments more readily available for the people of Korea. He tried to find common herbs that local people could easily obtain and he wrote his details in the easy to understand Hangul (Korean writing system) not the more difficult Chinese characters. Heojun Museum shows us how medicine developed over the years in Korea and the life’s work of Heo Jun. The museum is split up into different sections some of which include Heo Jun Memorial Hall, Herb and Medicine Room, Medical Supply Room, Experience Hall and more.
To learn more about Heo Jun, you should watch one of the most popular TV Dramas in Korea called Heo Jun.
Opening Hours / Admission
Open from 10:00 am – 18:00 pm March to October, 10:00 am – 17:00 pm November – February and 10:00 am – 17:00 pm on weekends. Closed on Monday’s.
Adults: 800 won. Free every second and fourth Saturday of the month and some national holidays.
How to get to Heojun Museum Seoul:
Take line 9 to Yangcheon Hyanggyo station and leave exit 4. It is an 8 minute walk. Follow the map below.
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