Located in Dongsung-dong, Daehangno, the Lock Museum displays an impressive array of locks. The owner of the museum, Mr. Choi Hong-gyu worked as a hardware shop employee most of his life and ran his own store, Choi Family Hardware in Gangnam. In November 2003, he invested all of his fortune to open the Lock Museum. This unique museum exhibits locks, keys, and key holders from around the world. The museum aims to collect, preserve, and study Korean locks and to promote their beauty and scientific design worldwide.
The Lock Museum is an important spot in which visitors are exposed to new perspectives on locks. It offers visitors the opportunity to understand the cultural and aesthetic meaning of them. Centered on visitors, the museum continues to be a facilitator of cultural communication between visitors and locks.
Gross area: 582.2㎡
Exhibition Hall Information
* Exhibition Hall No.1
- As the main exhibition hall in the museum, Exhibition Hall No.1 displays various locks used during the Joseon Dynasty.
* Exhibition Hall No.2
- Exhibition Hall No.2 displays over 15 items used in wooden furniture during the Joseon Dynasty: key boxes, boxes, stamp boxes, comb boxes, and boxes used to preserve portraits of the deceased.
* Exhibition Hall No.3
- Exhibition Hall No.3 offers diverse traditional locks from other countries. Visitors are exposed to locks from Africa, Europe, Tibet, the Middle East, India, and China.
Lock Museum Permanent Exhibition Hall, Choiga Hardware Gallery, Art Shop, classrooms, etc.
Admission / Participation Fees
Individuals: Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers & Children (ages 4 or more) 3,000 won
Groups (over 20 people): Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers & Children (ages 4 or more) 2,000 won
* Free: Seniors (ages 65 or more), people with disabilities
Credit Cards Accepted
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