Flight and Space Jeju Aerospace Museum was one of the museums in Jeju were you able to learn about the airplanes and jets used and developed in South Korea.
Jeju Aerospace Museum or JAM is an education facility operated by Jeju International City Development Center. This facility runs a beneficial education program with a variety of fun experience facilities, making dreams and building hopes for future generations in the aerospace field and providing a memorable experience not just for adults but the same as with kids.
The first floor of the Museum is the “Aviation History“, where a selection of planes that bear traces of the world’s aviation history and the Republic of Korea Air Force can be seen here.
Different Kinds of Planes and Fighter Jets
Wild Horse that Fought in Two Wars, The F-51D Mustang was mainly used during World War II. Its first flight took in 1942 and retired in 1957. After the outbreak of the Korean War, about 130 F-51D were delivered to Korean Air Force from the United States in 1950.
Goblin of the Sky, F-4D
F-4D is a large-sized twin-engine plane produced by the Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation of the United States in 1958. It was widely used worldwide including by the US Naval Force and European countries for its high performance and multipurpose features. First produced in Korea as an improvement over the F-5A in August 1969. F-4Ds were used to attack a North Korean espionage boat found in Soheuksan-do Jeonnam in 1971. The plane retired in June 2010.
The F-5A Freedom Fighter
Winning the Fight for Freedom, The F-5A Freedom Fighter, served as one of the three key cards of the Korea Air Force along with the F-16 and the F-4. This is a light fighter aircraft that is famous for having a compact twin-engine and its first flight was in 1959.
The F-5E Tiger II
Brave Tiger of the Sky, F-5E Tiger II‘s first flight was in 1972 and was exported to other countries in 1974. This aircraft is an improved model of the F-5A developed by Northrop of the United States. It is easy to maintain and handle, it boasts superior control stability at ultrasonic speeds and with high reliability.
The F-86F Sabre
The fastest Fighter of the 1950s, The F-86F Sabre served as the mainstream fighter jet of the Korea Air Force before it was retired in 1993. This was America’s first swept-wing fighter jet and it took its first flight in 1947.
They also displayed different miniatures of the airplanes which kids will love if they have an interest in airplanes and dream to become a pilot.
The second floor is about the “Astronomical Universe”, it is a journey into a mysterious universe with the realization of human imagination toward the universe and shows the history of ancient and modern astronomy.
They also have a Childcare experience space that fosters the unlimited imagination and creativity of our kids and they also have an Imaginary Studio where they support educational and creative activities through Maker Space.
Customer Convenience Facilities:
1. Observatory on the 4th Floor
2. Grass Square – for outdoor events like rocket launching programs
3. Amenities like convenience stores and gift shops.
4. Lightning Pizza – it is the only pizza in the world made with over 30 fresh Jeju local toppings.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Entrance closed at 5:00 pm)
※ Tickets to view exhibitions: can be purchased up to one hour before closing.
The third Monday of the month
※ (If the third Monday is a public holiday, the museum will close on the first business day after the public holiday.)
Adults (19 – 64 years) 10,000 won
Youth (13 – 18 years) 9,000 won
Children (3 – 12 years) 8,000 won
※ Children younger than 36 months: Free
※ Groups (10 or more): Additional KRW 1,000 off the discount price
218 Nokchabunjae-ro Andeok-myeon Seogwipo-si, Jeju, South Korea)
Pyeonghwa-ro ▶ Donggwang Yukgeori ▶ To Gueok (Shinhwa-Yeoksa-ro) ▶ Jeju Aerospace Museum
Jungmun Tourism Complex
Hanchang-ro ▶ Donggwang Yukgeori ▶ To Gueok (Shinhwa-Yeoksa-ro) ▶ Jeju Aerospace Museum
By Public Transport:
From Jeju downtown (Airport)
(Express)No.150-1, No.182 ▶ After getting off at Donggwang Transit Center Transit to the Western Tourist Resort Circular Bus(No.820-2), get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum (Main Line)No.255 Get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum
From Seogwipo downtown/ Jungmun Tourism Complex
(Express)No.181 (Main Line)No.282 ▶ After getting off at Donggwang Transit Center, Transfer to West Area Tourist Circulation Bus (No.820-2) or Interchange to Karsan Bus No.255 and get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum
(Main Line)No.784-1, No.784-2 Get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum
(Express)No.150-1 ▶ After getting off at Donggwang Transit Center Transit to the Western Tourist Resort Circular Bus(No.820-2), get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum (Main Line)No.255 Get off at Jeju Aerospace Museum
For more information, visit: Jeju Aerospace Museum Website
If you want to know more about other tourists spots in Jeju, check out this post, Cheonjiyeon Falls (천지연폭포): Where Heaven and Earth Meet.
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Ademra hechanova says
Hi Ms. Abby,
I’m a Travel Coordinator, your blog helps me a lot because being a travel coordinator you need to know everything about the most tourists spots in every country and Korea is one of my best prefer destination for my client.
Hi Ademra, nice to meet you. I hope my blog helped you a lot.
I’ll be posting more and keep posted. Thank you so much.
Janella Herrera says
Grabe imagine going back to the time where you can actually see these planes fly! I think it would be really memorable and historical, ‘no? But looking through these photos made me imagine how the planes would look like in the sky, can’t wait to travel real soon and visit museums like Flight and Space Jeju.
Veeyah Peñero says
Woah, this museum rocks! I’m a huge sucker for museums and anything historical so this is right up my alley! I’d love to visit Korea sometime and visit! 😀 Stay safe!
Karla Nina Mallannao says
Wow! Ang ganda naman dito! Di lang ako sure kung meron na pero sana magkaroon din ng ganito dito sa Pilipinas para marami rin maging interesado about space hehe
Blair villanueva says
Thanks for letting us know about this aerospace museum. Definitely a place that we will visit in Jeju. My husband loves airplanes and we always find this kind of museum worth visiting.
My cousin used to love planes as a kid so he would have been so happy if he visited this place! Amazing!!
Danica Airelle Marasigan says
I love visiting places like this. Yung tipong after visiting eh you would learn a thing or two. And this is very interesting, to learn more about planes. I would love to take many photos in that museum. It’s also fun to learn about the history of each aircraft, where did it originate or sino gumawa. Kids would love this.
Polly Amora says
My sister and I planned to go to SK but we cancelled the trip (due to pandemic). Jeju Aerospace Museum is one of the places that I intended to visit (excited pa naman ako). I’m a lowkey fan of aircrafts (History buff here). 😍
Sammy Jassy says
I have always dreamed to ride any aero stuff before (aside from airplane lol), gusto ko din malaman yung ibat ibang uri as well.. but luckily this article helped me a lot.. thanks for sharing this post po.. 🙂
Awww! I miss going to an aerospace museum. As an airline management student before, may mga trip kasi kami sa mga ganito to know stuff about the industry. I have a mini display of miniature planes too omggg sana madagdagan na yun ng korean air kaya beke nemen, Abby! HAHAHAHA
Do you have more photos in “Astronomical Universe”? When I was younger, I am a frustrated astronomer hehe. I think Winning the Fight for Freedom, The F-5A Freedom Fighter is my favorite. It reminds me of Captain America First Avenger. 🙂
I will check my drive if I have more.