Alive Museum Insadong
Alive Museum Insadong
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9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
A unique & extraordinary museum, which displays various object art, interactive and media art, and trick art. Moreover, what is different and more entertaining than other art museums is that an interaction and engagement are involved.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $10.45
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The area
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Neighborhood: Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
How to get there
  • Jonggak • 6 min walk
  • Jongno 3-ga • 6 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles205 reviews
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iche
QC246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The best part for me is the Alive cafe where you can seem like you are into a comics. No actual food of course.
Interesting place.
Written February 27, 2019
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al22tecc
Philippines8,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We decided to do this because of we got the Discovery Seoul Pass. It was tricky looking for this place using naver (google map does not work well in Korea). It was actually located in the same basement as Dynamic Maze.

There are a lot more interactive exhibits here than the typical trick art museum which sets it apart, with several mazes like the mirrors room (think Bruce Lee), dark room as examples.

We also got lucky as this place is very near a highly rated insadong dumpling restaurant that I also reviewed.
Written June 11, 2019
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Kat
Seoul, South Korea2,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Alive Museum in Insa-dong. This is the largest 4D Art Museum in Korea, featuring tons of fun-artsy-stimulate-your-senses rooms where you can take pictures and truly enjoy yourself and just be a kid again. I was either smiling or uttering “와” and “대박” every few minutes! 👍😃😆. From trick art to artworks to media art there is so much to do! I must of taken over a hundred photos and half of the are with me in them, which is very surprising as I prefer being the photographer rather than being photographed - but this place is so fun and engaging, that you will be taking photos left and right, like me!🤩🤣😃 The Alive Museum is located in the basement next to the Dynamic Maze in the Daeil building in Insa-dong, just opposite of the Tapgol Park.
Thank you @alivemuseum_marketing for inviting me to review and for the vouchers. I had the inner child come out in me, and had a blast ❤️😃👍☺️
Written May 12, 2019
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Queen K
Morisset, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This place is incredible! If Im being completely honest, I enjoyed it much more than Trick eye museum. I felt this place had WAY more options and more illusions to view and take photos with.

As everyone says, NOT good for solo travelers as you need someone else taking your photos! Such cool illusions and I wish they had more of these places worldwide! Would definitely recommend to others.
Written January 25, 2018
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Adrian
Otopeni, Romania1,183 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
It's fun inside, but only if you go together with someone else, or as a family or group of friends, not alone. Selfies are worthless.
Solo travelers could better spend their time elsewhere.
Written September 4, 2017
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DonnaHMcK
161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
My children loved this place. The Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze. We got there as soon as it opened so didn't have to contend with crowds. I imagine my review may be different if we were there on a weekend or during a busy time. You have to place all belongings in a locker to complete the maze, but, it was so much fun. Brain teasers, crawling, climbing, memory games, dark tunnels...a lot of fun. The 3D pictures turned out well, though I couldn't always figure out the angle. Between the maze and the pictures, we spent about 1.5 hours here. Afterwards, the street food vendors were setting up and we were able to shop in Insadong.
Written February 26, 2017
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we are glad that you and your children had a fun time in our museums. :)
Written February 28, 2017
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lavender86
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
It is not hard to find, from Insadong station walk almost till the end. We got voucher for Alive Museum & Dynamic Maze. You can take a lot photos in it, some of it comes with instruction and some don't (you have to use your creativity then!). It takes around 1-2 hours for us to explore everything.
Written July 26, 2016
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Hello!Thank you so much for visiting Alive Museum and Dynamic Maze!We hope you had great time and took awesome photos! We will be happy to see you again! Have a good day ahead!
Written July 27, 2016
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LiQiChiu
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
If you have to make a choice between the Trick eye museum vs Alive Museum, always choose the Trick eye museum. (PS: Trick eye museum tickets also include the Ice Museum).

Perhaps only school children will enjoy the Alive Museum. Found most of the pictures too artificial-looking and the effects not particularly inspiring.
Written October 24, 2014
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Hello! Thank you for your valuable comments. In fact, there are differences between Alive Museum and Trickeye Museum. Although we do not have area such as Ice Museum, but we have more various art installations about Media art, object art and interactive art etc. We are the biggest illustration museum in Seoul which is popular and suitable for young & elderly, couples, family and friends which provide various 3D, 4D, interactive and wonderful experience to our visitors. We update our art installations frequently. So we are looking forward to hearing your satisfactions when you visit our Museum again. Thank you for our valuable comments again!
Written October 28, 2014
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flurryfairy
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
There were 6 of us. The one who enjoy the museum a lot was mom! We spent several hours inside laughing all the way through. I recommend you visit here with your friends or family, that will double or triple your hilarious that turns your ordinary day into wonderful memory. I have heard Alive Museum open several branches overseas, which is good for local people to enjoy these creative stuffs!
Written September 12, 2014
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travelbugpsk
Singapore, Singapore126 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Lighting was not optimal, exhibits were few and overall, poor value for money. Admission fees are higher than Trick Eye
Written September 12, 2014
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Hello, I am Joyce, the SNS editor of Alive Museum. Thank you for your kind opinion. We pay attention to all views from visitors. I would like to pass your opinion to my colleague which make more perfect in the future! For the ticketing, listed below for your information only: Adult ticket=KRW12, 000/ppl Children ticket=KRW10, 000/ppl Thanks for your great opinion again!
Written September 22, 2014
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