Gahoe Museum (가회민화박물관)


17, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 북촌로12길 17 (가회동)


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
•For more Info +82-2-741-0466

Operating Hours

March-November 10:00-18:00

December-February 10:00-17:00

* Last admission is 40 minutes before closing.

* Last admission for hands-on program is 1 hour before closing.




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.

Maximum Occupancy

20-25 people

Collections Status

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.

Program Information

Stamping a traditional pattern

Stamping a wish charm

Drawing a card with dancheong (traditional Korean pattern on wooden buildings)

Ink rubbing

Folk painting on a coaster

Folk painting on a fan

Drawing characters
* 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


Not permitted

Baby Stroller Rentals

Not available

Parking Facilities

Not available


Prior reservation required for group visitors and hands-on programs

* Visit the website.

Homepage, English)