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Top 3 unique museums in Korea

  1. Haewoojae Museum (Mr. Toilet House)
Sim Jae-deok, former mayor of Suwon and founder of the World Toilet Association, had his own great epiphany. Tasked with cleaning up Suwon’s toilets for the 2002 World Cup and bringing hygiene and happiness to our johns, Sim Jae-deok was a man obsessed with toilets — enough so that he built and lived in his own toilet shaped house. Upon his death, this house of poo was turned into a museum and park where school children can now squat, giggle and poo all on a field trip 🙂
 
Address: Gyeonggi-do, Suwon, Jangan-gu, Jangan-ro Imok-dong 186-3
How to get there: From Seongkyunkwan University Station (Suwon Line 1), Take bus 5, 36, 63, 64, 65, 92, 98, 99, 310, 410-1, 990
Admission: Free Admission
Operating Hours: 10AM to 6PM
Official Website: http://www.haewoojae.com/
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2. Robo Life Museum

The Robo Life Museum at the Korea Institute of Robot and Convenience houses an impressive collection of over 30 types of robots. Some are miniature robots programmed to be Psy back up dancers, some are robotic fish that swim, and some are robotic seals designed for therapy, and many more!

Address: Gyeongsangbuk-do, Pohang-si, Nam-gu Jigok-ro 39 | 경상북도 포항시 남구 지곡로 39 (Click here for Google Maps)
How to Get There: From Pohang Station, take Bus number 300 and get off at POSTECH East Gate (동문)Admission: 3,000 won
Operating Hours: Reservations are required (054-279-0427)
Official Website: http://www.robolife.kr/

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3. Simone Handbag Museum

Korea’s trendiest place for modern fashion is Garosugil. This area has all things fashion: shopping, models and street fashion photographers. This fashion museum in Seoul focuses on the history of handbags and purses; the oldest of their collection date back to the 1500’s. Browsing through handbags of centuries past, one can get a sense of the changing fashion trends. And of course, since it’s a museum dedicated to fashion trends, the displays are also flawless and beautiful as well.

Address: Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong 17 Dosandaero 13 Gil
How to Get There: Sinsa Station (Line 3, Exit 8)
Admission: 5,000 won
Operating Hours: Opens 11AM, Closes 8PM Tue-Thur, 9PM Fri & Sat, 7PM Sunday
Official Website: http://simonehandbagmuseum.co.kr/en/

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