Gwangju Students Independence Movement Memorial Hall
The Gwangju Student Independence Movement was a national landmark movement to speak out against Japanese imperialism. This movement was not just an accidental occurrence because of conflict between Korean students and Japanese students who were commuting from Gwangju to Naju. This was a landmark event which expressed the ability of student movements to free the country from colonial rule.
In 1967, the Gwangju Student Independence Movement Memorial Hall was opened. It is located in Hwanggeum-dong behind the main post office on Chungjangno 2-ga, in the center of Gwangju’s downtown district. The Memorial hall consists of an attached library with 200,000 books, a collection of preserved historical materials on display, the student theater for the ‘purification of teenagers’ emotions’ and an exhibition hall for cultural development of the community.
- Address: 56-1 Hwanggeum-dong Dong-gu Gwangju
- Tel: 062-221-5507
- Website: http://student.gen.go.kr/english/
- Operation hours: Closed the first and third Monday of each month, legal holidays, and occasional temporary closures
- Admission: Free
- Bus Stop: Munhwajeondang Yeok (문화전당역) (Gwangju Bus Schedule)
- Subway: Culture Complex (문화전당역)