Waterworks Museum (수도박물관)


27, Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3146-5921

Operating Hours

Weekdays 10:00-20:00 / Weekends & National Holidays 10:00-19:00


Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends & National Holidays 10:00-18:00


Mondays, New Year’s Day, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

Length of Tour

Course 1 - 90 min
Course 2 - 50 min
Course 3 - 30 min


The Ttukdo Water Purification Plant (Waterworks Museum and Slow Sand Filtration Basin) was completed in August 1908. Construction first commenced in August 1906 as Americans C.H. Collbran and H.R. Bostwick were granted the rights by the Korean Empire to construct the waterworks facility. This was highly significant in that it was the first water purification plant ever built in Korea. At the time of the plants completion, it produced 12,500 tons of purified water to approximately 165,000 Seoul citizens. The Western-style brick mason building had a traditional clay tile roof and was 312.4㎡ in size. The water supply facility (currently renamed Waterworks Museum) and Slow Sand Filtration Basin are designated No.72 Tangible Cultural Asset of Seoul.

Program Information

Educational Program

- Tap water making process tour - Exhibition tour - Hands-on program

Individual Program
- Arisu felt-humidifier making / Water explorer / coloring with balsam / water pipe making / natural soap making / Etc.

Age Limit for Activities

Participants (ages 7 or older)

Exhibition Hall Information

* Water and Environment Exhibition Hall

* Outdoor Exhibition Hall

* Outdoor Experience Facilities

* Ttukdo Arisu Water Purification Center

* Slow Filtration Basin

* Annex Building

Admission / Participation Fees


Parking Facilities

Available (Individuals use nearby Seoul Forest Parking Lot / Groups use Ttukdo Arisu Water Purification Center)

Parking Fee

Seoul Forest Parking Lot: Small vehicles: 300 won for every 10 minutes


Group Reservation

- Group: 10 people or more

- Inquiry: +82-2-3146-5921

(Korean, English)