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Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)

  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)
  • Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)

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Address
17, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 북촌로12길 17 (가회동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
•For more Info +82-2-741-0466
Operating Hours
March-November 10:00-18:00
December-February 10:00-17:00
* Last admission is 40 minutes before closing.
* Last admission for hands-on program is 1 hour before closing.
Closed
Mondays
  • Information
    Introduction
    Opened in 2002, Gahoe Museum has on exhibit, folk paintings and amulets reflecting the lifestyle and wishes of the Korean people from ancient times. Inside the Hanok gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions of Korea. You will find old paintings of the common people, paintings of religious beliefs, and roof tiles in the shape of human beings or goblins. You will also find folding screens made of amulets and see the wisdom of people in the old days to overcome difficult times through a variety of amulets. Guided tours of exhibits are available from Tuesday through Friday in English and Japanese.

    After viewing, you can participate in regular hands-on programs inside the gallery. For a small fee, you can choose a program of your liking that runs from 10am to 5pm. The programs can accommodate up to 20 to 25 people. There are many participants on weekends so before visiting, call in advance for availability (+82-2-741-0466, Korean and Japanese). Instructions are given only in Korean, so foreigners are advised to come with a local guide.

    Maximum Occupancy
    20-25 people

    Collections Status
    The museum houses over 2,000 relics consisting of 700 folk paintings, 800 amulets, 150 classical books, 100 painting of Shamanistic Spirits and other 150 miscellaneous fold materials.

    Program Information
    Stamping a traditional pattern
    Stamping a wish charm
    Drawing a card with dancheong (traditional Korean pattern on wooden buildings)
    Ink rubbing
    Folk painting on a coaster
    Folk painting on a fan
    Drawing characters
    * Participation fee: 2,000 won - 18,000 won

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Individuals]
    Adults (including university students) 2,000 won / Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won

    [Groups]
    Adults (including university students) & Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Not available

    Parking Facilities
    Not available

    Reservations
    Prior reservation required for group visitors and hands-on programs
    * Visit the website.

    Homepage
    www.facebook.com/gahoemuseum(Korean, English)

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