The museum was first visited by watching films and learning about the life of the sea woman. Jeju was in short supply, women held up a piece of the sky, by fishing to improve life.
A female fisherman refers to a female fisherman who does not use diving equipment and snorkels to fish. The sea girl culture has a long-standing reputation in Jeju Island. The sea girl live on the sea and make a living by collecting abalone, conch, sea cucumber and so on throughout the year. At present, there are less than 5,000 sea girls in Jeju Island, most of whom are over 50 years old. In 2016, the Korean Jeju Haenyeo Culture was officially included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Humanity.
The museum is specially set up for the female aviaries, who can go into the sea to catch mollusks and octopuses without wearing an oxygen mask. Unesco declared Haenyeo as the intangible cultural heritage of mankind. Soon after we visited the museum, we saw a group of sea girls singing their traditional songs, and then went to the sea to fish. It's very interesting to see the enthusiasm of the hai girls. This museum is well laid out, rich in content and very interesting. The display of its models, personal life stories, clothing and tools really makes people realize how difficult Haenyeo’s life was in the past (and it’s not easy today). There is also a short film explaining Haenyeo’s traditions. And history. Very worth seeing!
I found this museum very interesting. I knew a little about Hanyeo before, but this gave me a more detailed understanding. The exhibits (consisting of real Haenyeo clothing, tools and equipment, as well as three-dimensional models, videos and various documents) are well laid out, and the accompanying explanations and labels are almost all high-quality English translations. I read every word, and it took me less than two hours to complete my visit. Considering that the ticket is only 1,100 won, it is very cost-effective. Especially if you are already on the east side of the island, I recommend you to visit here.
The hai girl refers to those women who don’t use tools to catch fish and other fish.
In the Haenyeo Museum, there are displays of the daily life of Haenyeo and scenes of capturing marine life.
Haenyeo is also a hard job.
The museum uses multimedia, physical objects, models and other methods to fully display the production and lifestyle of Haenyeo. Although the explanation is in Korean, there are also text explanations in Chinese, so you can understand it slowly.