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Introducing special exhibition in Suwon Gwanggyo Museum

2018.12.06 관리자 5575

Introducing special exhibition in Suwon Gwanggyo Museum

Date: 2018.11.30

Writer: Soyeon Park

 There are different kinds of museums in Suwon. In this article, the one which has a nice atmosphere, various exhibitions, and convenient facilities will be introduces with its special exhibition that is on display until 16th, December 2018.

 To introduce Suwon Gwanggyo Museum, you can take a glance at the history of Gwanggyo in the Gwanggyo History and Culture Exhibition Room. You will get a chance to discover the personal belongings and donated relics of ‘Min Kwansik’, and ‘Lee Jonghak’ from Suwon’s history. Also the Children’s Activity Center offers a place for young visitors to experience history and culture with physical activities. As you enter the museum, you can see Gwanggyo History and Culture exhibition. In this room, you can observe various relics and remains that were excavated during the construction of Gwanggyo New City, and the historical records that trace the city’s transformation. These are preserved local amenities which otherwise would have been destroyed by development. These come together to reveal Gwanggyo New City’s transformation from an ancestral village to a cultural and eco-friendly city where people and nature coexist.

 Plus, if you have a child or young companions, you can visit Children’s Activity Center. It engages children in learning about the permanent exhibitions with three different sections. First, at ‘m an Archaeologist’ children can have an experience to work as an archaeologist and excavate relics related to the Gwanggyo History and Culture Exhibition. Next section is ‘Hello, Dokdo.’ Kids can learn about the islets and the living creatures inhabiting that area, related to the Lee Jonghak Exhibition. Last one is ‘Let’s play at the Olympics.’ In this activity, children can have experiences as an authentic Olympic Champions, related to the Min Kwansik Exhibition.

 However, the rarest and the most valuable exhibition is on the second floor. It is all about the sports and especially related to development of sports industry in Suwon. This exhibition starts with modern sports in the period of Japanese colonial rule. Most of the records and pictures are about various sport events which is held in different regions in Suwon. Also, you can observe different kinds of souvenirs and pictures associated with international sport events such as the Olympic game, the World Cup, the Asian Games and so forth. As Suwon is one of the cities where the World Cup stadium is located and a lot of soccer matches have been held there, you can also see different kinds of records and pictures about the 2002 World Cup games in Suwon. The last content is about inter-Korean sports exchange for promoting mutual understandings and inspiring national consciousness based on inter-Korean Cooperation and reconciliation.


 The address of Suwon Gwanggyo Museum is: 182, Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si. Admission fee is 2,000 won for adults and free for children at the age of 12 or below and senior citizens at the age of 65 and above. Also, if you add “Suwon City 수원시” as your KakaoTalk Plus Friend, admission is free for everyone. Visiting hours is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it closes at the first Monday of every month. Please do not miss this valuable chance to visit this great museum for free and enjoy the nature around the place!

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