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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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  • This was a terrific little museum. Excellent, helpful staff. Fantastic introductory film that they played in English for us, and top class exhibits. We came away with a deep admiration for the women d...  more »
  • The sea Lady listened to the lives of sad location information and history exhibits as well, and there are also observation deck
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  • In our opinion it is the historical Museum more interesting than this place. We discover what the ancient history of haenyeo, meaning "sea women" in Korean. For all sports fishing enthusiasts visiting this Museum will be interesting.
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