Opened in 1993, the Museum of Korean Art houses more than 6,000 Buddhist relics related to Buddhism including paintings, sculptures, crafts and ritual items. special artistic value are the Buddhist paintings and statues of the Buddha from the Joseon Dynasty which have given experts some very useful insights. The museum also organizes a program of temporary exhibitions alongside its permanent collection.
Closed : Mondays, January 1st, Seollal and Chuseok
Phone : 02-766-6000
The Han Sang Soo Embroidery Museum displays the beautiful artwork of embroidery master Han Sangsoo, designated as Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 80. Since its foundation in September 2005, the museum has promoted the cultural significance of Korean embroidery to the public and foreign visitors through a variety of programs, including open classes, hands-on activities, seminars, international exchange programs, demonstrations, and regular exhibitions. The museum consists of exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room, allowing visitors to appreciate the process and history of Korean embroidery work and its aesthetic value.
Closed : Mondays
Phone : 02-744-1545
Website : www.hansangsoo.com
The Gahoe Museum is located in Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, and houses the most comprehensive collection of Korean shamanistic art in the world and a repository of Korean indigenous culture and beliefs. Since its establishment in 2002, the museum features a collection of more than 1,500 outstanding shamanistic art relics produced during the Joseon Dynasty. On display are 750 talismans, 150 wooden amulets, 250 folk paintings, 150 classical books, and 250 other miscellaneous materials filled with the essence of Korean hopes and beliefs. An elegant, traditional Korean house was remodeled into the Gahoe Museum, and it is comprised of exhibition halls, a hands-on experience room and a Korean tea drinking room.
Closed : Mondays
Phone : 02-741-0466
Website : www.gahoemuseum.org