287 Hahoe-ri, Pungchun-myeon, Andong-si, N.Gyeongbuk-do
The Hahoe Mask Museum, located near the entrance to Hahoe Village, displays masks from Korea and around the world. Special emphasis is given to Korean masks associated with various maskdance traditions, with pride of place belonging to the Hahoe Maskdance Drama masks.
Special displays illustrate the making of various masks and how they are used in performances and rituals.
As the wildly popular annual Andong Maskdance Festival is an international event, drawing participants from countries and cultures worldwide, the museum has a fine assortment of masks from around the globe.
The masks on display can be humorous, frightening, realistic or absurd, but each example is a window to the culture that produced it.
The museum also boasts an excellent gift shop with masks and a wide range of local handicrafts and souvenirs.
Across from Andong Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus No.46 headed for Hahoe Village. It is then approximately a 50 minutes ride to Andong. Hahoe Village. (Bus comes 6 times a day) Have driver let you off at museum on the way to the village parking lot.
- Tel : +82-571-853-2288
http://www.mask.or.kr/ (Offers a virtual tour of the museum with detailed descriptions of each exhibit)
- Hours: 9:00-19:00(Summer) 9:00-18:00(Winter) (Closed on Korean Thanksgiving Day and Lunar New's Year Day)
AdultIndividual : 3,000wonGroup : 2,500wonStudentIndividual : 1,500wonGroup : 1,200wonChildrenIndividual : 1,000wonGroup : 900won*Group : Over 30pax