The city of Seoul, South Korea has long been known for its array of tucked away, boutique vinyl-only bars hidden amongst its labyrinthian streets.
With this love of wax, the city has now opened a 10,000+ record collection library located in its Hannam-dong neighbourhood. The HyundaiCard sponsored venue also claims to hold every edition of Rolling Stone magazine dating back to 1967, as well as housing an event space, and a collection of over 3,000 vinyl-oriented books. “Through the Music Library and Understage, we wanted to provide Koreans with a valuable opportunity to experience a diverse range of masterpieces of music,” said Lee Mee-young, vice president of HyundaiCard’s brand division.
Officially named Music Library + Understage, the project is the third in the credit card companies “library project” series, with a space dedicated to Design opened in 2013, and one dedicated to Travel last year. All 3 of the libraries are housed in state of the art, contemporarily designed buildings within the bustling Asian metropolis.
Visitors to the Music Library will be able to peruse the archive, as well as play the vinyl from 12pm – 9pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and 11am – 6pm on Sundays. The museum will be closed on Mondays
Source: The Vinyl Factory