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Celebrate Chuseok at the British Museum

If you can’t make it down to New Malden for the Korean Harvest Fest on the 18th, try visiting the Korea Gallery at the British Museum, where they will be holding some special events during the day – and throughout the museum – to celebrate Chuseok. You’ll need to pre-book a visitor slot at the Museum, but the event is free:

Celebrating Chuseok 추석 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021, 11.00–16.00
British Museum | Great Russell Street | London WC1B 3DG
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Celerbate Chuseok

Visit the British Museum for a day of performances, workshops, talks, demonstrations and games to celebrate Chuseok (추석) – the Korean harvest festival.

Activities will be held throughout the Museum and are suitable for visitors of all ages. You can drop into any throughout the day but will need to book a general admission ticket to enter the Museum.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

To attend this event

Celebrating Chuseok will take place across the British Museum from 11.00–16.00 on Saturday 18 September. This event is free to drop in to at any time, but you will need to book a free timed entry(Opens in new window) to enter the Museum grounds.

Please note due to regular maintenance work, there is no step-free access to Room 67: Korea. However lift-access can be provided if booked in advance.


Demonstration/workshop: K-Pop dance
케이팝 댄스 공연
11.00–11.30 and 12.30–13.00, East Lawn
See performers from the London K-Pop Dance Workshop perform a dance routine to K-Pop (Korean pop music), and learn a few moves yourself through our interactive dance tutorial.

Performance: traditional Korean music
12.00–12.30, 14.00–14.30 and 15.30–16.00
Great Court
Enjoy traditional folk and court music from Korea, curated by musician and composer Hyelim Kim and performed by the Shilla Ensemble. The performances will include a range of pieces on the taegŭm (flute), kayagum (zither) and changgo (drum and vocal), accompanied by a dancer.

Storytelling: folktales of Korea
한국 전래동화 구연
11.30–12.00, 13.00–13.30 and 14.30–15.00,
Room 24
Join professional storyteller Sef Townsend to hear popular folktales from Korea. And join the gangangsullae, a traditional circle dance, to encourage a bountiful harvest! Limited spaces, suitable for all ages

Demonstration: Taekwondo
태권도 시연
13.30–14.00, East Lawn
Learn about the ancient martial art of Taekwondo with Master Kim and the fighters of the Wild Tiger TKD Demonstration Team from Kingston.

Drop in: Korean inspired arts and crafts
한국 공예 체험
11.00–16.00, Great Court (south-east)
Come and make your own Korean fan or a collage picture inspired by the work of Korean artist Nam June Paik to display back at home. Drop in, limited spaces. Suitable for ages 5+

Drop in: traditional Korean games
전통놀이 체험
11.00–16.00, Great Court (south-west)
Play traditional Korean games of jegi chagi, tuho and Ddakjichigi and challenge your friends and family. Drop in, limited spaces. Suitable for ages 5+

Drop in: traditional Korean costume
한국 전통의상 체험
11.00–16.00, Great Court (south-west)
Get up close to beautiful hanbok costumes, worn by members of the Korean community. Learn more about this traditional style of dress and how they are worn today. Costumes kindly loaned by the Korean Cultural Centre.


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