|The Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)|
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Located in Dongsung-dong, Daehakro (College Street), The Lock Museum displays an impressive array of locks. The owner of the museum, Mr. Choi Hong-gyu worked as a hardware shop employee most of his life and ran his own store, Choi Family Hardware in Gangnam. He invested all of his fortune to make The Lock Museum. Opened in November 2003, The Lock Museum boasts locks, keys, and key holders from around the world. The museum aims to collect, preserve, and study Korean locks and to promote their benefits and design worldwide.
The Lock Museum is an important spot in which visitors are exposed to new perspectives on locks. It offers visitors the opportunity to understand the cultural and aesthetic meaning of them. Centered on visitors, the museum will continue to be a facilitator of cultural communication between visitors and locks.
|Exhibition Hall Information|
* Exhibition Hall No.1
- As the main exhibition hall in the museum, Exhibition Hall No.1 displays various locks used during the Joseon Dynasty.
* Exhibition Hall No.2
- Exhibition Hall No.2 displays over 15 items used in wooden furniture during the Joseon Dynasty: key boxes, boxes, stamp boxes, comb boxes, and boxes used to preserve portraits of the deceased.
* Exhibition Hall No.3
- Exhibition Hall No.3 offers diverse traditional locks from other countries. Visitors are exposed to locks from Africa, Europe, Tibet, the Middle East, India, and China.
|Admission / Participation Fees|
won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,500 won
Group(over 20 people) - Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
|Free for an hour|
Hyehwa Staiton, Seoul Subway line 4, Exit #2 >> 500m walk and turn left
- Green # 101,104,106,108,109,140,143,149,150,160,161,162,273,301,151
- Blue # 1018, 2112, 1012
- Red # 9410
|www.lockmuseum.org (Korean, English, Japanese)|