Daelim Museum (대림미술관)


21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 자하문로4길 21 (통의동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-2-720-0667 (Korean)

Operating Hours

10:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)

* Thursday & Saturday 10:00-20:00


Every Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holidays


The Daelim Museum, founded by the Daelim Group, was first established in Daejeon in 1996 and later moved to Jongno, Seoul in 2002. The art gallery studies, analyzes, and presents modern art through the lens of photography and holds exhibitions centered around photo media.

The museum is located in the residential area of Tongui-dong, near the time-honored Gyeongbokgung Palace. The museum, which was designed by French architect, Vincent Cornu, and built by the Daelim Corporation, opened its door to the public in late May, 2002.

On the first floor, there is a garden, parking lot, reception desk, storage area, and conference room. On the second and third floor are offices and a 180-pyeong (approx. 595m²) exhibition hall consisting of small and large rooms, a long gallery, and a special high-ceilinged exhibition space. On the fourth floor, there is a seminar room that can seat up to 120 guests and a balcony with a beautiful view. From the balcony of the seminar room, you may enjoy a wide open view of Inwangsan Mt. and Bukhansan Mt. The stained glass panels (designed to reflect the beauty of Korean traditional cloth) and the scenic lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building add to the overall charm.

Above all else, the museum was designed with consideration of the photos, which are very sensitive to humidity, light, and temperature.

Admission / Participation Fees

Adults 5,000 won
3,000 won
Children 2,000 won

* Discount prices apply for groups of 10 people, online memebers, seniors (ages 65 and older)
  and people with disabilities.

Parking Facilities


Foreign Language Intepretation Services

Pre-reservation required for English interpretation service

* Inquire for group reservation and docent schedule: +82-2-720-0667

www.daelimmuseum.org (Korean, English)