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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)

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Address
9 Jangan-ro, 458-beon-gil, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 수원시 장안구 장안로458번길 9 (이목동)
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
* Subjecto to change.
Closed
Every Monday (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday), New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
  • Information
    Introduction
    After demolishing the house in which he lived for 30 years, Mr. Toilet, Sim Jaedeok, 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 (해우재), which means "a house to relive one’s concerns," a term used in temples when referring to the restroom.

    Construction began in May 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 Jaedeok passed away, his family donated the house to Suwon-si in July 2009, according to his will, and Suwon-si decided to remodel the place to commemorate him, making it into a Haewoojae cultural exhibit.

    * Opening date: October 30, 2010

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

    Program Information
    Educational program for children

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Reservations
    Online reservation for groups in advance

    Homepage
    www.haewoojae.com
    (Korean only)

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