Sorokdo National Hospital opened the Hansen’s Disease Museum in 2016,
the year marking its centennial.
The Museum brought together footprints of Hansen’s disease patients in Sorokdo,
efforts made to overcome the disease, and the love shared among people.
Together, we will walk the 100 years ahead, while reflecting on the painful history of the past 100 years.
Name of the Museum
NAME : Sorokdo National Hospital Hansen’s Disease Museum
A museum specific to Hansen’s disease and attached to Sorokdo National Hospital. Also called as Hansen’s Disease Museum or Sorokdo Museum in accordance with its identity as representative Hansen’s disease-related institution in Korea.
Acronym : SNHM
SNHM (initial letters of the English name)
· Acronym : SONAMU
SONAMU (made of first two letters of each syllable of Sorokdo National Museum. In Korean, Sonamu means pine tree. Evergreen Sonamu symbolizes strong vitality of Hansen’s disease patients who withstood very difficult time.