Opened in 2002, Gahoe Museum exhibits folk paintings and amulets reflecting the lifestyle and wishes of the Korean people from ancient times. Inside the Hanok gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions of Korea, including old paintings depicting people's lifestyle in the past and religious beliefs, and roof tiles in the shape of humans or goblins. Visitors will also find folding screens and religious objects used in the past that show skills and knowledge of Korean ancestors.



17, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]



Homepage: (Korean, English)



How To Use


Admission / Participation Fees: 

Adults (including university students) 2,000 won / Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won

Adults (including university students) & Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won





Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
- Go straight about 500m to arrive at Gahoe Museum on the right.



Additional Info


Collections Status: 

The museum houses over 2,000 relics consisting of 700 folk paintings, 800 amulets, 150 classical books, 100 paintings of shamanism and other 150 miscellaneous traditional materials.


Program Information: 

Stamping a traditional pattern
Stamping a wish charm
Drawing a card with dancheong (traditional Korean pattern on wooden buildings)
Ink rubbing
Folk painting on a coaster
Folk painting on a fan
Drawing characters

* Participation fee: 2,000 won~18,000 won



Reservation in advance required for group visitors and hands-on programs
* Visit the website.


tel: +82-2-741-0466

zipcode: 03056

accomcountculture: 20-25 people

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
•For more Info +82-2-741-0466

parkingculture: Not available

restdateculture: Mondays

usetimeculture: March-November 10:00-18:00
December-February 10:00-17:00
* Last admission is 40 minutes before closing.
* Last admission for hands-on program is 1 hour before closing.

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