Korea Furniture Museum is located on a green hillside in a quiet residential area in Seoul, overlooking the city. The museum consists of ten houses and more than 2500 pieces of traditional Korean furniture, brought together from different locations, and the items are all part of the a private collection, which the founder and director Mi Sook Jung made available to the public in 1993.
From the guided tours, you learn not only about the artefacts themselves, but also about their history and relationship to the founder of the museum, providing an intimate perspective on culture, art, and craftsmanship in the period spanning from the late Joseon-era to early modern times. A must-do for anyone interested in art and design.
Korea Furniture Museum, 121 Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Hours of Operation: Tue-Fri: 11am-7pm, Sat: 9am -6pm, Tel: +82-2-745-0181
It is recommended that you make a reservation online for your preferred date and time of your visit. The admission fee is 20,000 KRW, and it is paid at the entrance. Photos are not allowed at the museum except for at the designated photo zone. No food and drinks are allowed inside the museum. English guided tours are available at 2pm, 3pm,4pm and 5pm on a first come, first served basis.