Chungmugong Yi Sunsin Memorial Museum




Chungmugong Yi Sunsin(1545 – 1598) was a Korean naval commander in Joseon Dynasty famous for his victories against Japanese navy. The memorial museum is located in between Hyeonchungsa’s main entrance and Chungmu-mun. Designed by Jong-ho Lee of METAA (, it opened in 2011. Design concept and its form is very modern, but it does not clash with Chungmu-mun and surrounding nature. And because the building is shaped like a mound and covered with grass, it feels as if you are walking through a cut tomb(Korean royal tombs are usually huge mounds). In my sense it also goes in line with sustainable design: green roof saves cooling load in summer and heating load in winter, and separated masses allow easy natural ventilation.

Site area : 29,587sqm | Building Area : 2462.94sqm | Total Floor Area : 3,104sqm

Address : 126 Hyeonchungsa-gil, Yeomchi-eub, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 아산시 염치읍 현충사길 126, 충무공이순신기념관) 
Tel : +82 041-539-4600
Hours :     March – October : 9am-6pm(last entrance at 5pm)
November – February : 9am-5pm(last entrance at 4pm)
Closed on Tuesdays
Entrance fee : free – in Korean

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