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Owner description: Introduction to National Gugak Center The National Gugak Center (NGC) is the headquarters of traditional Korean performing arts. NGC maintains a variety of assets ranging from the long standing traditions of court and popular music and dance to contemporary musical compositions for today's audiences. NGC's four pre-eminent performing groups, which are Court Music Orchestra, Folk Music Group, Dance Theater, and Contemporary Gugak Orchestra, have been at the forefront of reviving ancient court music and dance, traditional chamber music of non-professional musicians, and old popular music that thrived among common people. (Every Saturday / 3pm) Facilities - Theaters & Performances There are four theaters at the National Gugak Center and various types of concerts, play, theatrics are features at these theaters. Among them, the 'Saturday Performance of Korean Music & Dance' is one of the most popular for program for foreign visitors. - Museum of Gugak Established in 1995, the museum houses Korean classical instruments, ancient music scores, ancient documents, and articles left by virtuosos. Visitors can enjoy the Gugak History Hall where the history of Gugak is displayed as well as the Ancient Documents Hall, Virtuosos Hall, and Instruments Hall where highly valued and treasured Gugak archives are preserved. The 3D Visual Image and Gugak Experience Hall add an enjoyable and authentic learning experience about Gugak. Through continuous data collection and supplementation, the Museum of Gugak will become a valuable place where people can learn and experience everything about Gugak. - Hours of Operation : 9:00 ~ 18:00. (Closed on Mondays)