Opened in 2002, Gahoe Museum has on exhibit, folk paintings and amulets reflecting the lifestyle and wishes of the Korean people from ancient times. Inside the Hanok gallery, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditions of Korea. You will find old paintings of the common people, paintings of religious beliefs, and roof tiles in the shape of human beings or goblins. You will also find folding screens made of amulets and see the wisdom of people in the old days to overcome difficult times through a variety of amulets. Guided tours of exhibits are available
from Tuesday through Friday in English and Japanese.
After viewing, you can participate in regular hands-on programs inside the gallery. For a small fee, you can choose a program of your liking that runs from 10am to 5pm. The programs can accommodate up to 20 to 25 people. There are many participants on weekends so before visiting, call in advance for availability (+82-2-741-0466, Korean and Japanese). Instructions are given only in Korean, so foreigners are advised to come with a local guide.
The museum houses over 2,000 relics consisting of 700 folk paintings, 800 amulets, 150 classical books, 100 painting of Shamanistic Spirits and other 150 miscellaneous fold materials.
Stamping a traditional pattern
Stamping a wish charm
Drawing a card with dancheong (traditional Korean pattern on wooden buildings)
Folk painting on a coaster
Folk painting on a fan
* Participation fee: 2,000 won - 18,000 won
Admission / Participation Fees
Adults (including university students) 2,000 won / Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won
Adults (including university students) & Students (high school students and under) 1,000 won
Baby Stroller Rentals
Prior reservation required for group visitors and hands-on programs
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