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The Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)    
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  • The Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)
  • The Lock Museum (쇳대 박물관)
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100, Ihwajang-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 이화장길 100 (동숭동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info +82-2-766-6494
Operating Hours
10:00 -18:00
Every Monday
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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.

Managing Organization
Choi Hong-gyu
Program Information
[Crafting locks]
- Eligibility: elementary students and older
- Duration: 40 min

[Making key chains]
- Eligibility: 7 years old and up
- Duration: 20 min

[Making hair accessories with yeopjeon (brass coin)]
- Eligibility: elementary students and older
- Duration: 30 min

[Making fish-shaped locks]
- Eligibility: visitors of all age
- Duration: 20 min

[Decorating tumblers]
- Eligibility: 7 years old and up
- Duration: 20 min

※ Reservation/inquiries: +82-2-766-6494

[Special program] touring KB Museum
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
Adults 3,000 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
Parking Facilities
Parking Fee
Free for an hour
Local Transportation

* Subway
Hyehwa Staiton, Seoul Subway line 4, Exit #2 >> 500m walk and turn left

* Bus
- Green # 101,104,106,108,109,140,143,149,150,160,161,162,273,301,151
- Blue # 1018, 2112, 1012
- Red # 9410
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