The Bukchon Museum displays items that have been collected from Bukchon, a historical village that was once home to the nation’s nobility. For hundreds of years, treasured items in each household were passed down from generation to generation, but since Korea’s rapid development in the second half of the 20th century many of these became obsolete. Opened in 2003, the Bukchon Museum seeks to preserve artifacts and present them in a cozy, homey environment where visitors can get a sense of how each object was used in daily life. The museum is full of household articles that were absolutely essential parts of life in the past, such as ‘maetdol’ (millstones used for grinding beans or mung beans), ‘jangdok’ (crocks for soy sauce or red pepper paste), and ‘yogang’ (Korean chamber pots that were kept in rooms and used as urinals at night). Visitors are even allowed to touch items on display to better be able to imagine life in Korea before industrialization.
cafe.daum.net/namu3579 (Korean only)
Capacities : 30-40 per session
Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info +82-2-736-3957
Day off : N/A (Open all year round)
Hours : March-October 10:00-18:00
* Last admission 30 min before closing
Scale : Total area 274.4㎡ / Structure area 141.9㎡/ Exhibition area 116.4㎡
Touring Time : Appox. 30~60 min
Approx. 3,000 household articles
Exhibition, hands-on experience, gift sales
Advanced reservation should be made for groups of more than 5 people at least 1 week in advance.
90, Bukchon-ro 5na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul