The Outdoor Exhibition offers a reproduction of traditional rural life, as well as modern and contemporary streets. Prominent among the exhibits of the traditional folk life are stone pagodas, Jangseungsang (spirit posts to which villagers prayed in an attempt to prevent calamity and to bring a bountiful harvest), waterwheels, and ox-driven millstone.
Ochondaek is a residential unit, which was donated by the Yeongnam Nam family residing in Won-gu 1-ri, Yeonghae-myeon, Yeongdeok-gu, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, and transferred to the National Folk Museum of Korea. It was constructed in 1848 and had been occupied by the families of the donor until the early 1980s. At the time of transfer in 2010, the daily supplies contained in the house were also studied and collected for exhibition.
70's and 80's, Streets of Memories recreates what the streets and alleys of a typical neighborhood in Seoul may have looked like during the 1970s and 1980s. From the friendly hole-in-the-wall shop to the stationery store, a comic book rental shop in front of an elementary school, or the bathhouse that served as the neighborhood salon, these streets capture our daily lives back in the day.