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3204-1 Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 695-976, South Korea
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

One of the heritage of the Jeju Island are the Haenyeo Ladies, I really admire their strength. This museum gives an understanding of their life style and their work. At the top of the museum, you will have beautiful view of the sea.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melsha
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

There are a few spots that feature the renowned Jeju women divers. However, this museum is a good place for one to be more acquainted on this tradition and the dwindling of this important part of Jeju history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erico2709
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A small but wonderful museum to the extraordinary haenyeo divers. After a film in English and Korean a tour of the museum e poured the customs, costumes and significance of these amazing women and leaves you wondering about the future.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank thomasmN182YH
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Good for an afternoon, you can learn lots about the women and how they shaped/ built Jeju. There are dioramas, videos, clothing throughout the history. I learnt a lot. Worth a view if you are in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ArielleM
Reviewed 26 July 2018

I went to this place and you can actually see the mermaids ladies in action on the beach nearby, if your bus follows the coast. My favorite place in my trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank thucanhngthi
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The women divers of jeju are famous for their free diving culture of gathering food from the bottom of the sea such as sea cucumber, sea weed, and various shellfish. They are so dedicated to this that It is said that they will start their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Good range of artefacts, models and audio-visual aids to really illustrate the story behind this unique group of women.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TravellerB17
Reviewed 21 May 2018

As the Haenyeo is unique to Jeju, this museum is dedicated to them and their story. I found it very informative, interesting and of great value to understand the traditions of the island and the long association of these incredible women. Quality displays in Korean...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 9 May 2018

I've been very interested in the haenyeo ever since I first visited Jeju-do. This museum has some interesting exhibitions about the life and work of the haenyeo. Admission is very cheap, a bit over 1000 won for an adult. It's recommended to watch the short...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Sanna2888
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing museum that I thoroughly enjoyed. A theater plays a documentary about the Haenyeo in several languages and the 3 exhibition halls show you how they lived, their equipment and how integral they are to the communities in which they live. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Leanda D
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