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Address: 121, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02822, South Korea
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A beautiful private museum when you can see how Korean noble families lived in the olden days. The director of the museum has constructed traditional hanok with original room... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Inem
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful private museum when you can see how Korean noble families lived in the olden days. The director of the museum has constructed traditional hanok with original room settings, complete with furniture from the era. The result is quite breathtaking and rich in history. It taught me a lot about Joseon dynasty. The English guide tour is interesting and... More 

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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I went with a group for a cultural tour and was quite impressed. The guided tour was quite informative and interesting. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

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Thank Soonjin P
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is definitely a hidden gem as the location is not accessible via public transport. The best way to get there is via taxi from the nearest train station. Prebooking of a tour is essential as it is only open for guided visit. If you love Korean architecture, you will surely be in for a treat. Not only are furniture... More 

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4 Thank Shirley L
San Mateo
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167 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This private museum in the hills above Seoul is a gem!! You can only visit by making reservations in advance but highly worth it. They have brought houses from across korea to this location and have a collection of over 2000 furniture pieces with about 500 on display. it is wonderfully arranged and the guides are excellent. You learn more... More 

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1 Thank chesterchandler
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stunning examples of traditional Korean architecture in a truly lovely setting. The grounds are peaceful and I felt like I was transported to another era. The furniture collection itself is quite small, though still interesting and indicative of traditional Korean life. It's not the easiest to get to, but is well worth a visit for history lovers (Gilsangsa temple is... More 

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2 Thank minknyc
London
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My Korean flight brought me there as it was the place that the First Lady of China visited when Xi JinPing visited Korea. The place is amazing because i never knew furniture could be so interesting. Our English guide spoke perfect Engllsh and told stories of ancient Korea through furniture and the way of life. The setting is beautiful and... More 

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2 Thank YWeng
Sydney
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

This museum has potential but I felt like I wanted more. The collection of ancient furniture was surprisingly small; our guide mentioned that most furniture were destroyed when their owner died which would have been a reason why the collection wasn't large. However, the collection itself was beautiful and the guide gave detailed history of what the different furniture were... More 

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2 Thank clei
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Interesting grounds with beautiful scenery. Lots of history to read about inside too. It's just a one-time visit though.

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Thank HayleyLangille
Littleton, Colorado
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Don't be put off by the museum's name. This museum is a glimpse into the social history of Korea, based on the material culture of the people who lived there. We had to book a few days ahead for the English-speaking tour. Our guide was exceptional - she clearly knew the collection very well and her passion came through in... More 

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5 Thank Panstik
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The name "Furniture Museum" is misleading as it is much more than that. I learnt about the history, architecture and culture of Korea. Although I was the only one who signed up for the tour that afternoon, they still conducted the tour. The docent showed me around the various buildings and explained the different types of wood used for the... More 

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