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Haenyeo Museum, Jeju

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Haenyeo Museum gives a fascinating introduction to the culture of the region's hard-working female free-divers, otherwise known as Haenyeo. Literally translating as "sea women," the Haenyeo symbolize the Jeju province's semi-matriarchal family structure, and in the 1960s would account for 60% of Jeju'’s fisheries revenue, while 40% of Haenyeo husbands remained unemployed. Explore a recreation of a Haenyeo’s home, and her meals, and inspect displays of preserved diving equipment, including a pair of Haenyeo divers’ goggles and traditional swimsuit. Arrange your visit to Haenyeo Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jeju using our Jeju online holiday planner.
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  • I would recommend that you read the book “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See before visiting the museum. I felt an emotional connection to the museum, the observatory and the grounds around the...  more »
  • A great museum well set out, very informative. Theres a short film, in English or Korean. Then a self directed tour of museum. Exhibits are well laid out with English translations. I would love to...  more »

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