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Lock Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting attraction

This turned out to be quite a pleasant museum featuring all sorts of locks and keys and it was... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2014
Sydney, Australia
Modest, but very well done

A small museum on the 4th floor of a unique building off the main street, the gallery is well laid... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2014
Damon S
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16 Dec 2014
“Lock Museum in Hyehwa”
27 Aug 2014
“Interesting attraction”
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100, Ihwajang-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03088, South Korea
+82 2-766-6494
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

Its not one of those museums where you have to spend hours at. You can spend about 20minutes to 30minutes there and see everything in the museum. It was so interesting looking at how different civilisations had different locks for different times. The entrance fee...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This turned out to be quite a pleasant museum featuring all sorts of locks and keys and it was interesting to see the variety of designs, some with very elaborate details. This was the only museum that I had to pay to visit in Seoul...More

Thank phluffles
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Don't expect a huge museum, it's only one big room and two smaller. The price is on the other hand only 4000 won, and it is worth every little bit of it! The exhibition is interesting with locks, keys and similar devices from both Asia...More

Thank Rickard S
Reviewed 5 March 2014

A small museum on the 4th floor of a unique building off the main street, the gallery is well laid out with descriptions in Korean and English. A short and quirky stop in this trendy neighborhood.

Thank Damon S
Reviewed 4 March 2014

It's very interesting place / museum. You can see many kinds of 'lock' , eg. ancient locks and , modern locks. Not only locks, but also some more things about old containers / boxes which also have 'locks' on it. So amazing to see some...More

Thank mesymes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

As a traveler who often seeks out places that are less frequented by the masses, the lock museum certainly falls in that category. The museum was assembled by a guy who is absolutely obsessed with locks and locking devices and has collected many thousands of...More

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Daehakno (literally "University Street") is home to a
number of famed universities, so the neighborhood is
always abuzz with university students, and a youthful,
optimistic energy permeates the air. The abundance of
restaurants, cafes, and shops cater to the younger
demographic in both taste and prices, making it a
popular meet-up area. Daehakno is also famed for its
creativity, showcased in the many amateur performances
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