The Horim Museum in Sinsa-dong is an elegant, classy venue hosting exhibits of Korean antique artwork and cultural artifacts. Opened in June 2009, the museum is the second one established by the Sungbo Cultural Foundation, the other having opened a decade prior in Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu. The Horim Museum Sinsa consists of exhibition halls on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors for artworks, a museum shop and a rest area. The building’s architecture was inspired by traditional pottery and has become a landmark in the Sinsa-dong area. The many layers of the museum's exterior follow a lotus flower pattern, gradually leading from interior to exterior spaces and vice versa.
Established in 1981, the Sungbo Cultural Foundation has been tasked with purchasing and returning Korean antiquities from abroad. Nowadays, the museum owns more than 10,000 pieces of Korean art, including more than 3,000 earthenwares, 2,100 porcelains, 2,000 paintings, and 400 pieces of metal art amongst many other items. Every Wednesday visitors can enjoy an extended visit to the museum (until 20:00), but only after advance reservation.
The venue is often used for Korean antique and modern art exhibitions, lectures and seminars, and movie and book promotions. Horim Museum attracts many top Korean celebrities, including famous art-lover Big Bang's T.O.P (who even held a photography exhibition here). It has also served as a venue for exclusive fashion events such as the Sisley store launch and GQ Korea's "Man of the Year" event.
|Company Name||Horim Museum (호림박물관 신사본관)|
|Category||Family & Living Tickets & Passes Others|
|Opening Hours||10:30 - 18:00|
|Closed Days||Sundays / National Holidays|
|Facilities||Audio Guide / Exhibition Highlight Tour at 11:00 and 15:00 / Museum Shop / Coffee Shop / 4F Terrace|
Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea 317 Dosan-daero
Take the Bundang Line to Apgujeong Rodeo Station and go out Exit 5 -> Walk straight about 270 meters until you reach the large intersection (Dosan-daero) then turn left. -> Walk straight about 200 meters in the direction of CGV Cinema. Horim Museum will be on your right, past the CGV.