The Museum of Korean Art consists of the temple museums in Wonseo-dong and Changsin-dong, in Jongno-gu, Seoul. They are specialized Buddhist art museums with about 6,000 relics related to Buddhism including statues, paintings, ceramics, and folk crafts. Some of them are national cultural assets: Treasure No. 1204 is Uigyeomdeungpilsuwolgwaneumdo and Treasure No. 1210 is Cheongnyangsangwaebultaeng. The museum in Changsin-dong has on exhibit the Daeungjeon Sinjungdo, a cultural asset of Seoul City. The museum was established to promote not only Buddhist art but also other genres and traditional art forms.
Exhibition Hall Information
*Main Exhibition Hall - The Main Exhibition Hall displays Korean Buddhist arts in a two-story building divided into three separate exhibition rooms. 17th and 18th Century Buddhist statues and craftworks add up to a total of over 60 relics for viewing. The second floor serves as a Sculpture Hall, where visitors can sit on a wooden bench to take in the beautiful scenery of Changdeokgung Palace.
Exhibition Hall 1
- The first floor of Exhibition Hall 1 serves as the main temple, creating a spiritual ambiance full of Buddhist statues, sculptures, and craftworks.
Exhibition Hall 2
- Exhibition Hall 2 is located on the second floor displaying Buddhist paintings including the skilled Buddhist arts of the Joseon Dynasty.
Exhibition Hall 3
- Exhibition Hall 3 is also located on the second floor. Buddhist sculptures are on display in this room, where images of Buddha exhibit the desires of the afterlife, along with Buddhist sculptures characteristic to Korea.
A special exhibition and outdoor exhibition are also available.
Admission / Participation Fees
Individual - Adults 5,000 won / Students 3,000 won (Elementary, Middle, and High School students over 4 years old)
Groups – Adults 4,000 won / Students 2,000 won (Elementary, Middle, and High School students over 4 years old)
* Group: 10 or more people
Available (30 spaces)