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Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)

  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House) (해우재)
  • Address 463, Jangan-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 수원시 장안구 장안로 463
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-31-271-9777
  • Operating Hours March-October 10:00-18:00
    November-February 10:00-17:00
    * Last admission is 30 min before closing
  • Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
  • Information
    After demolishing the house in which he lived for 30 years, Mr. Toilet, Sim Jae-deok, built this house in the shaped of a toilet in order to celebrate the establishment of the World Toilet Association (WTA). He named it Haewoojae, which means "a house to relieve one’s concerns," a term used in temples when referring to the restroom.

    Construction began in March 2007 by architect Go Giung, and finished on November 11, 2007. Haewoojae was credited as being the biggest toilet sculpture by the Korea Record Institute in 2007, and it got a lot of attention by domestic and foreign media outlets.

    After Sim Jae-deok passed away, his family donated the house to Suwon city in July 2009. The city decided to remodel the place to commemorate him, making it into a Haewoojae cultural exhibit in accordance with Sim's will.

    * Opening date: October 30, 2010

    Structure Size
    Area: 1,994 ㎡ / Gross area: 418.17 ㎡ / Building area: 239.09 ㎡
    Exhibition Hall - 1F 220.47 ㎡ / 2F 138.73 ㎡

    Program Information
    Educational program for children

    Main Facilities
    Exhibition hall, toilet rest spot, pergola, etc.

    Exhibition Hall Information
    - Mecca of Toilet Culture Movement, Suwon
    - Globalization of Toilet Culture Movement
    - Interesting Toilet Story
    - Restrooms in Haewoojae
    - Toilet inside Mr. Toilet House
    - For the Splendid Toilets Around the World
    - Conventional Toilet & Improvement Project


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