Mr. Toilet House
Mr. Toilet House
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
It is the only toilet-shaped museum in the world. It is a fun museum where you can meet the history, culture, and poop models of the toilet.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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JerryThirteen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia511 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
A visit to Mr Toilet House @ Suwon may just get you thinking of the comfort we have taken for granted in our modern toilet system. Locally known as Haewoojae in korean and simply translated to be "a place of sanctuary where one can solve one's worries".
What a profound name for something so lowly like a toilet bowl!

Over here, we can see the late, Mr Sim Jae-duck’s contribution to the toilet culture improvement movement. The ex-mayor of Suwon and the founder of World Toilet Association, WTA had built his house to resemble a giant toilet bowl.

Visitors can view 2 floors of exhibition about his works and the humble latrine evolution in Suwon from 1950 to 1970. More records of his unique passion for toilet culture works are kept in this “toilet-museum”. Some projects and activities involving the people of the less developed countries are also available. The most attractive exhibits are the one about some interesting design of toilet pictogram. Be prepared to giggle. By the way, the friendly staff, Mr Lee and Ms Bobae Jo will be more pleased to guide you through the house with interesting commentaries. Both can speak English and Korean.

The 2nd floor of the toilet-shaped building is mainly dedicated to the personal artifacts and collections of the founder. More pictorial records are displayed here, depicting the private life of this wonderful public servant in the area of promoting public health.

To access the attraction, you may take the public bus either from the Line 1 - subway station of Suwon or Sungkyunkwan University. Take the bus and alight near Dongwon High School and walk 20 minutes / 500 metres to Mr Toilet House. Or you may call the duty staff at -------- for further assistance.

The attraction is open from 10am to 5pm daily except Monday. There is no fee for admission. More details are available from ----------
Written August 1, 2011
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Jeremy H
Sandbach, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I guess we Brits (who are renowned for our love of puerile lavatorial humour) will feel quite at home when visiting Hae-woo-jae (in English: Mr. Toilet House) a museum which centres around a toilet-shaped museum building that was once the home of Sim Jae-duck, founder and first president of the World Toilet Association." Legend has it Mr Sim was actually born in his grandmother's outside toilet.

Good taste some of the exhibits most certainly ain't but this 71 year old (going on 8) just loved it and I'm convinced all my younger nephews and nieces would share my amusement.

Of course the founder Mr. Sim (unfortunately no longer with us) also had a serious side to his creation - public health and the improvement of public loos across South Korea. From my direct experience* of the generally very high quality and cleanliness of these facilities, he succeeded – very well done Mr. Sim.

*Being past the first flush of youth I take the advice of the great Billy Connolly and never pass up on the opportunity of availing myself of the facilities….
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Written June 1, 2016
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Mark D
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Sounds like a strange place...a toilet house with an adjacent park dedicated to toilets and going to the bathroom. That said, it's actually quite interesting and worth the trip to Suwon to see it. This is a free attraction, but they will accept donations that are used to upgrade toilets in Africa so please drop some money in the slot.
Written October 19, 2013
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Lucas
Bologna, Italy142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
No fee. A park on poops and toilet during the old days.
The only problem is the location, not close to the other suwon attractions.
Written November 6, 2019
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Orange_Sakura
Brighton, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Ok, maybe I have the mentality of a toddler, but this place was brilliant! I took my 3 year old, who absolutely loved it. It’s in two parts - one is the house with the history, and some activities that are more aimed at kids of 5+, and the other is a children’s activity zone across the road in the cultural centre which is brilliant for kids from 18 months up. The activity zone was definitely my son’s favourite bit - whoopee cushion chairs, a cartoon, a ball game of ‘digestion’ a slide into a toilet, etc, but there’s also fun information for older kids - what foods make our poo different consistencies, models of the poop of different animals etc
The museum itself is really interesting - good information about toilet habits and history around the world, as well as the history of the owner (who was instrumental in initiating better public hygiene, as well as making ‘prettier’ public toilets, and contributing toilet knowledge to developing countries). There’s a sculpture garden with snigger-worthy statues, but interesting explanations. Definitely worth the easy hour-long trip from Seoul!
Written May 30, 2019
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John L
Suwon, South Korea2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
This was originally a man's house. He was born into abject poverty and actually delivered in a slit trench. He worked on sanitation issues for most of his life. This is a nice place to spend an hour or so in the Spring or Fall. There are many sculptures and a some thinngs to do for small children. It is about 2km from Sunkunkwan station. Many buses go by this area though. It is on the main red bus line.
Written January 22, 2018
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Mikael R
Suwon, South Korea131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The exterior building was just awesome & unique to behold & the interior did not disappoint either. Music playing, good smell & it was very well kept after by staff.

If you are close by definitely worth a look at!
Written November 9, 2017
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Eva J
Greater London, UK165 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The Toilet House is out of the way - you can board the Nr 65 bus just off the Paldalmun Gate (so you can visit there after the fortress.)
You need to get off at the Dongwon High School stop and then walk for about 10 minutes to reach the Toilet House.
The house, the park and centre nearby are very interesting and some of the exhibits are hilarious: they do offer some brilliant photo opportunities. The public toilets nearby are, needless to say, spotless!
The only slight problem is that the journey there and back by public transport plus walking takes much longer than the visit as such.
Written August 17, 2016
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Sudhanshu V
Noida, India48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
This place is made in memory of a person who changed the concept of Toilets at South Korea. Here they display all kind of historical changes in the Korean society related with toilets wrt time and it gives a very good information and dedication of someone who done revolutionary changes in society.
Written July 21, 2017
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simmyandernie
Galena28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
The Toilet House is a must-see if you're ever in Suwon. Since "poo" is something with which we're all intimately acquainted, the historical time trip is fascinating! Across the road is the Toilet House Cultural Center which has some really cool activities for kids!
Written August 28, 2016
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