D museum

Category : Museums/Galleries
Jan 05, 2017



D Museum leads an art in the Lifestyle

A new oasis of culture and art in Hannam-dong, D Museum began its life as Korea’s first photography museum. Today, it holds exhibitions that embrace not only photography but also design and a range of other fields, while continuing to expand its own boundaries. Our vision is to function as a museum where the every day becomes art. As such, we strive to create exhibitions that suggest new types of lifestyle, allowing the general public to enjoy art within everyday life by casting new light on the value of the objects that surround us.



Building lasting networks with local and overseas artists, promoting the international exchange and setting new standards in contemporary art and design. Supporting experimental and creative activities of young artists in a variety of genres. Communicating actively with the general public. Playing a leading role in the promotion of public education through diverse educational programs. Developing close ties and co-creating culture with local community via a variety of community projects of the objects that surround us.


Architectural  Features

The building that houses D Museum was originally a family house, built in 1967. It was renovated by French architect Vincen Cornu in 2002. While considering ways to make the best use of elements of the original structure of the building and its surrounding environment, he transformed the museum into an efficient exhibition venue and an open space for the public. Our museum building offers a series of novel spatial experiences, striking a blend between the whole and the partial, the manmade and the artificial and the traditional and the modern. The museum’s façade attracts visitors with its stained glass, modeled after Korean traditional textile patterns (bojagi). The resting points of the second and third floor facing the building’s garden can be used to have a break during the exhibition viewing. The first floor consists of a reception, storage, and a seminar room, as well as a parking lot. The second and third floors consist of 600㎡ exhibition space, including rooms of various sizes, a long gallery, a high-ceilinged room, and an office.



Road ViewLocation

Address : 5-6 Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Hannam-dong

Location : Seoul-si > Yongsan-gu


Get off at Oksu Station Line 3
Use the Exit 3 and go straight for 16m
Walk until Oksu gas station. (About 559m)
Turn left in front of Oksu gas station.
Use the Crosswalk to Pelicana Chicken
Use the right road. (185m)
Arrive at D museum
A new oasis of culture and art in Hannam-dong In 1996, Daelim Cultural Foundation opened Daelim Museum, Korea's first specialist photography museum and the successor of Hallim Museum. Since then, > READ MORE
A new oasis of culture and art in Hannam-dong

In 1996, Daelim Cultural Foundation opened Daelim Museum, Korea's first specialist photography museum and the successor of Hallim Museum. Since then,
Daelim Museum has introduced a variety of creative concepts and forms in contemporary photography and design, now established as an art form within our
everyday lives. Its innovative exhibitions, accompanied by a range of cultural and educational programs, have built a rapport with numerous viewers.
In 2016, to mark the 20th anniversary of Daelim Museum, the foundation opened D Museum on Dokseodang-ro Street in Seoul's Hannam-dong neighborhood.
The new museum, a larger venue, strives to bring still more people into contact with the kinds of content exhibited until now at Daelim Museum,
providing high-quality cultural and artistic experiences.
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Opening Hours
From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00AM–6:00PM / Thursday, Saturday 10:00AM–8:00PM

- Daelim Museum is closed on every Monday, and lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok holiday.
- The final admission is by 30 minutes before closing time.
Getting Here
Address : 21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Exit 2, 3 at Gyeongbokgung Station

Go straight 100 meters from exit 3
Turn right onto alley next to Starbucks
Go straight 100 meters

Exit 4 at Gyeongbokgung Station

Go straight 100 meters from exit 4
Turn left along the sidewalk
Go straight 170 meters by Fashion Institute
Turn left onto alley next to Fashion Institute
Go straight 40 meters

The station in front of Seoul Metropolitan
Police Agency
171, 272, 606, 706, 7025

The station in front of Popeyes
7212, 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018

The station in front of Hollys coffee
7212, 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022

Docent Tour
Experienced docents, who has expert knowledge on the exhibition, conduct guide tours from 11AM to 5PM throughout the week.
Tours are free after museum admission and no reservations required.

Tour dates and times
- Tuesday~ Sunday
11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM
Mobile Tour
Please hear an exhibition guide from the chief curator, artists, or the chief educator. You can use this free mobile tour via Daelim Museum's App.
Admission Fee
Adult 5,000w
Youth 3,000w (less than 19)
Child 2,000w
Contact Us
T. 02-720-0667 F. 02-720-0665
E. info@daelimmuseum.org