Haenyeo Museum (Museum of Women Divers)

Attraction 3204-1 Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do 695-976, South Korea Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
02:30 PM
04:00 PM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Museum
Observation Deck
Kids
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Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment.

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Why Haenyeo Museum (Museum of Women Divers) is special ?

Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. When diving underwater, a haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in. Such women involved in the fishing industry are known to be scattered all around Jeju-do, Korea, Japan, and Russia.


Jeju-do has established the Jeju Haenyeo Museum to introduce to the world the unique activities and culture of Jejudo’s haenyeo female divers. Exhibition Hall 1 is entitled “Haenyeo Diver’s Life” and has a restoration of a traditional haenyeo’s home, and her meals. Also on display, to show a more realistic view into their daily lives, are the various utensils used by female divers.


Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

What to explore at Haenyeo Museum (Museum of Women Divers)?

Jeju-do has established the Jeju Haenyeo Museum to introduce to the world the unique activities and culture of Jejudo’s haenyeo female divers. Exhibition Hall 1 is entitled “Haenyeo Diver’s Life” and has a restoration of a traditional haenyeo’s home, and her meals. Also on display, to show a more realistic view into their daily lives, are the various utensils used by female divers.

Exhibition Hall 2 displays a pair of haenyeo divers’ goggles and the fishing spheres they often use underwater

Exhibition Hall 3 has an underwater theme called “The Sea” and displays the fishing industry’s culture.

The Jeju Haenyeo Museum exhibits various photos of haenyeo female divers and their activities, to provide an accurate picture of their lives.

Source: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr

How to get to Haenyeo Museum (Museum of Women Divers)?

By Bus:

Jeju International Airport

→ Take bus 700 bound for Saehwa, Seongsan at the Jeju Intercity Terminal (Local Road 1132)

→ Get off in front of the Haenyeo Museum in Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup (80-minute ride)

By Car (Local Road 1132)

Jeju International Airport → Jeju Intercity Terminal → Saehwa, Seongsan direction → Haenyeo Museum (60-minute drive)

Source: http://www.haenyeo.go.kr/

Selling points

  • Story of inspiring women
  • Interesting museum to learn about an unique culture
  • Wonderful place to go with children!
  • Wow!!! A tribute to Haenyeo women divers
  • Giving due respects to the hardy women divers
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
88.44 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
12 places

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3204-1 Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do 695-976, South Korea

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Tips for you

  • Haenyeo Museum closes on New Years Day (Jan 1), Lunar New Years Day (Jan 1 in the lunar calendar), Chuseok (August 15 in the lunar calendar), The first and third Monday every month
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  • Group : Adult (24-64) : 800 won ($0.71) Youth (13-24) : 300 won ($0.27) Group : 10 or more people
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  • The first floor lobby has a souvenir shop where you can purchase a variety of souvenirs related to haenyeo female divers at reasonable price
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  • The Jeju Haenyeo Museum also has an observatory from where you can see an excellent view of the Hado-ri area, which has a garden with various sculptures and a resting area.
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  • There is parking lot available in this plac for free
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TripAdvisor View more

“Fascinating” This museum, which focuses on the women divers of Jeju, is well designed and well laid out. It offers a fascinating look into the lives (past and present) of these divers, who spend up to 2 minutes underwater at a time without any breathing apparatus to catch abalone and other sea life. Our guide told us that the divers' current age range is 55 to 85. Younger women have no interest in continuing this cultural tradition, which is an incredibly difficult way to earn a living and to help support a family. Nicely curated, the museum offers an excellent film about the divers and shows various aspects of their lives, including past and current swim wear. the tools that have been used, models of fishing villages and the Jeju traditional fishing boat. I thoroughly enjoyed this close look at a rare way of life that likely won't be around much longer.

FourSquare View more

Go there in the evening, coz u can see live women's diver!!

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