Lock Museum

Lock Museum, Seoul: Hours, Address, Lock Museum Reviews: 4/5

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alwaesboo
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
Its not one of those museums where you have to spend hours at. You can spend about 20minutes to 30minutes there and see everything in the museum. It was so interesting looking at how different civilisations had different locks for different times.

The entrance fee is only 4000 won. And they have their own local locksmiths that are still creating unique pieces. Sometimes you may just be able to catch them in action.

See more here: http://alwaesbooinkorea.tumblr.com/post/105404619128/lock-museum-in-hyehwa
Written December 16, 2014
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phluffles
Sydney, Australia82 contributions
Apr 2014 • Solo
This turned out to be quite a pleasant museum featuring all sorts of locks and keys and it was interesting to see the variety of designs, some with very elaborate details. This was the only museum that I had to pay to visit in Seoul but it was only KRW4000. The museum is relatively small but was spacious and had a nice, relaxed ambiance with the background music and lighting. I was the only patron during my visit so I got to take my time looking at all the displays.

The museum is located in a nice neighbourhood with interesting murals and other street art on the way up to Naksan Park, which is also a pleasant departure from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written August 27, 2014
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RShen
9 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Don't expect a huge museum, it's only one big room and two smaller. The price is on the other hand only 4000 won, and it is worth every little bit of it! The exhibition is interesting with locks, keys and similar devices from both Asia and Europe. It's quite interesting to see the differences in these locks, although I would have liked to see more of the mechanisms. The interior design is top notch, and combined with the architecture and background music, just the room itself is worth the trip.

Even if you aren't that interested in locks, at least go to the neighborhood and take a stroll. The buildings look almost like a cartoonish town, with various types of design, including a (European) castle facade. There is also a lot of coffee shops and all kinds of restaurants for a good price.
Written July 18, 2014
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SanDiegoFran
1 contribution
Oct 2019
on Oct 28 2019 went by and it looked permanently closed. What a pity I didn't get a chance to visit it. Nearby Ihwa mural village is definitely worth a stroll.
Written October 29, 2019
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TylerTheTraveler84
San Francisco, CA39 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
As a traveler who often seeks out places that are less frequented by the masses, the lock museum certainly falls in that category. The museum was assembled by a guy who is absolutely obsessed with locks and locking devices and has collected many thousands of them. The collection is rotated out on a monthly basis and includes a free guided tour in English with the price.

While this isn't a museum you could spend a day in, you'll certainly have an hour full of amazing history for 4000 Won.
Written November 26, 2013
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DamonSun
London94 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
A small museum on the 4th floor of a unique building off the main street, the gallery is well laid out with descriptions in Korean and English. A short and quirky stop in this trendy neighborhood.
Written March 4, 2014
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Mesy
Bangkok, Thailand261 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
It's very interesting place / museum. You can see many kinds of 'lock' , eg. ancient locks and , modern locks. Not only locks, but also some more things about old containers / boxes which also have 'locks' on it. So amazing to see some strange locks.
Written March 4, 2014
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM