Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a two-story historical museum where visitors can learn about Korea’s political and cultural history. Originally the home of the public information hall of Cheongwadae and known as Hyojadong Sarangbang, the building underwent extensive renovations and reopened under its present name in January 2010.
On the first floor, the Korea Exhibition Center features displays depicting the country’s culture and tourism, including significant historical figures as well as its UNESCO World Heritage sites. There’s also a cafe and a gift shop on this level. The second floor is home to the Presidential Center, with photographs depicting scenes from Korea’s major political events from the past 60 years, along with information on past and present political leaders.
Cheongwadae Sarangchae can be reached via Seoul Subway Line 3; alight at Gyeongbokgung Station using exit 4, head towards Gyeongbokgung Palace, and turn left onto Hyojaro. Cheongwadae Sarangchae is around 800 meters along the road, just across from the fountain.