195 Cheonjedan-gil, Sodo-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do.
From Taebaek Highway 35 south, at the southern end of the city turn right on Highway 31, 3.5 km, then left 2 km to the end of the valley.
All year Tue-Sun, Hol 9-18.
Last entry 1 hour before closing.
Adults KRW 2,000, Children (12-18) KRW 1,500, Children (6-11) KRW 1,000, Children (0-5) free, Seniors (65+) free, Disabled free.
Groups (20+): Adults KRW 1,500, Children (12-18) KRW 1,000, Children (6-11) KRW 500.
|Classification:||Mining Museum Coal Mine|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||self guided|
|Address:||Taebaek Coal Museum, 195 Cheonjedan-gil, Sodo-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do 26043, Tel: +82-33-552-7720, Fax: +82-33-550-2947.|
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|02-MAR-1989||Taebaek Coal Museum (Taebaek City) planned.|
|17-JUN-1994||construction of Taebaek Coal Museum started.|
|27-MAY-1997||Taebaek Coal Museum opened to the public.|
|10-JAN-2017||admission of museum changed.|
The 태백석탄박물관 (Taebaek Coal Museum) exhibts the development of coal mining, the importance of coal, and the Korean coal mines. The museum has more than 1,200 exhibits like minerals and fossils, coal specimens and so on, and more than 1,700 machines and tools. But the exhibition is intended to be interactive, so there is no room full of display cabinets, there are interactive displays. The topics of the museum are geology, coal formation, coal mining, mine safety, mining policy, coal miners life, and the Taebaek area. There is a mine tunnel replica called Tunnel Experience, and an open air exhibition for the big machinery. The museum is located in the former Taebaek coal mine, the headframe is a part of the museum building.
Geology Hall explains the approximately 4.5 billion-year history of earth. 600 rocks, minerals, and fossils are displayed in various forms such as rotating and fixed display stands, stereoscopic images, and fluorescent lamps.