Women’s Life Museum (Chaehyeon Natural Dye Research
The old school building of the Gangnam branch of Gangcheon Elementary
School is used to exhibit living appliances, accessories, and natural
The museum offers programs of natural dyeing, tea manner, and
The museum was built by Natural Dyer Min-Jeong Lee, who started
exhibiting 3000 remains in regard to life of women, which she has
collected for 30 years, on June 2, 2001. The museum also serves
as Chaehyeon Natural Dye Research Lab. Not only are remains of the
women of the old days exhibited but also the museum possesses woodenware,
clothing, accessories, furniture, and utensils.
The museum sits in the closed school building of Gangcheon Elementary
School of Gangcheon-myeon and there are a tea manner classroom,
a traditional dyes exhibition hall, an art works exhibition hall,
Somssibang, and a break room on the first floor, and photographs
of wild flowers and dyeing materials are exhibited on the corridor.
On the second floor, there is an exhibition hall of traditional
clothing and accessories, furniture, and living appliances and other
general remains besides children’s clothing and utensils are exhibited.
The museum held a women’s art festival in 2004, opened special
exhibitions and a dyeing school to popularize natural dyes, and
held a kimchi festival and experience school. During the weekends,
national classical musicians and celebrities have performances.
The museum is located in Gulam-ri, Gangcheon-myeon, Gyeonggi-do.