Located in Gahoe-dong (Jongno-gu), Myeongin
Museum is the only museum in Seoul that specializes in masks, including traditional
Korean masks and masks from around the world.
Visitors can find the "Myeongin Collection"
on the first floor and a large exhibition hall on the first basement level.
The museum is home to over 500 rare masks collected by its director over the
course of 30 years from Korea and countries around the world.
Masks at the museum reflect the unique cultures
of countries from all over Africa, Oceania, Latin America, India, Tibet, Nepal,
China, Japan, and East Asia. In addition to these fascinating masks, the Myeongin
Collection further offers visitors a look into culture with a number of Buddhist
sculptures, Buddhist paintings, Buddhist crafts, ceramics, modern art, and western
Exhibition Hall Information
* 1F - Myeongin Collection, Cafe
* B1F - Museum Exbition Area
Admission / Participation Fees
- Ages 7-18: 2,000 won