Are you looking for museums to visit in your free time? Seoul offers a variety of wonderful and amusing museums such as contemporary museums and history museums. Especially Hannam-dong, this area is well known as a trendy area among young Koreans and foreigners. There are many unique and trendy cafes and restaurants as well as many museums worth visiting. Here is a list of museums in Hannam you should check out!
1) Leeum Samsung Musuem
Leeum is a museum where Korean art and international art coexist in harmony. After years of planning, the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, opened as an international art and cultural center for the display of both Korean and international art. Exhibits the gallery holds are worth a visit, but the architecture itself is something people would like to take a picture with.
The museum’s architecture is a blend of three distinct styles by three globally renowned architects, created to provide visitors with a fulfilling artistic experience. There are two museums in the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art: Museum 1 and Museum 2. Museum 1 houses traditional Korean art, while Museum 2 features contemporary works by Korean and foreign artists.
2) Storage by Hyundai Card
Storage, which has a dictionary meaning of “storage”, or “warehouse”, is a temporary storage that captures the meaningful activities of contemporary art currently underway, and is an open warehouse with artistic possibilities.
Storage is a new type of exhibition space for Hyundai Card, which introduces various genres of culture. Breaking away from the typical form of a gallery called White Cube, the storage that remains unprocessed in space presents a wide and experimental exhibition that encompasses architecture, design, and film as well as various modern art genres such as painting, photography, and installation.
3) Yongsan Crafts Museum
If you want to learn more about Korean culture and crafts, Yongsan crafts museum is a must visit. The Yongsan Crafts Museum opened its doors in Hannam in February 2018 with the aim of transmitting crafts culture through generations. And it is also pursuing its development and creation of various but sustainable crafts-based employment.
The museum is a culture complex facility that focuses on the propagation of traditional Korean culture and the promotion of the crafts culture industry. And it was developed by a joint effort of public and private organizations. And also a variety of hands-on workshops, training courses, and exhibits are also available.