Jeju Haenyeo Museum – Jeju Island, South Korea


Welcome to the Jeju Haenyeo Museum, as featured in our Jeju UNESCO Tour Video.

The Haenyeo are a group of female only divers who dive to gather shellfish, seaweed, and other seafloor produce without the aid of underwear diving equipment.

The mimimal equipment of the Haenyeo consists of a pair of goggles, a ball shape balance device, and a basket to put the shellfish and seaweed in. They are high skilled divers and have an excellent sense of breath control and timing as to not strain their bodies in the process of doing their job.

The museum tells the story of the Haenyeo and their role in the fishing industry of Jeju island.
There are 3 exhibition halls that show the different aspects of the Haenyeo’s lifestyle, equipment and the history behind how they came to be and preserving what is becoming a dying tradition.

Opening Times

Closed every first Monday of the month.

How to get there

Take bus No.100 or No.200 from Jeju International Airport and get off at Jeju Bus Terminal
→ Take the bus bound for Sehwa and Seongsan and get off at Jeju Haenyeo Japan Resistance Movement Memorial Park in Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup (Travel time: takes 60 minutes)

Jeju Haenyeo Museum, Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

26, Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
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