Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living opened on October 24, 2005, and is an experience-oriented museum that exclusively focuses on the life of common people who lived in the poorer districts of Sudoguksan Mountain during the 1960’s and 1970’s.
The poor district in Sudoguksan Mountain where those who lived in Incheon for a long time feel as their homes was initially formed when the Songhyeon Water Distribution Reservoir was developed in 1908. The district flourished greatly through the Korean War and the age of industrialization in the 1960’s and1970’s but faded into the mists of history due to urban redevelopment in the late 2000’s. Dong-gu Office of Incheon constructed a museum where the poor district used to be to bring back the memory of the area in Sudoguksan Mountain, which is being forgotten from our memories.
The museum won great support as it exhibited our modern and contemporary history on the theme of ordinary life of the ordinary people of the poor district of Sudoguksan Mountain that actually existed in history. To reward such enormous support, the museum established the Game Studio for Children in 2015 so that visitors can experience modern and contemporary history in an easier and more interesting manner.
The museum will continue to make efforts to contribute to the development of local culture as a cultural facility designed to help visitors understand Korea’s modern and contemporary history in an easy and interesting manner by fully engaging in the museum’s essential functions such as the collection, preservation, exhibition, research, and education of modern and contemporary artifacts.