If you are looking to expand your museum bucket list, South Korea has you covered with their unique, interactive, and state of the art museu...
If you are looking to expand your museum bucket list, South Korea has you covered with their unique, interactive, and state of the art museums. Whether you’re looking for immersive breathtaking light projections, art exhibitions that will give you a visual journey, or a nostalgic visit to the past decades of pop culture, these extraordinary museums in South Korea will satisfy your interests and fill up your Instagram feed.
ARTE MUSEUMAewol, Jeju
You might want to re-think what to put on top of your list because this aesthetically pleasing museum in Jeju is the largest immersive media art exhibition in Korea. It is far from the usual museums with paintings hanging on walls or exhibits of objects with historical value—it is a colorful and immersive media art exhibition, and a perfect place for you to take a few (or a hundred) instagrammable photos.
If you find solace in nature and art, ARTE MUSEM will give you eternal nature through a mixture of light projections and sound with these stunning exhibitions:
1. Boundless Expansion of Majestic Media Waterfall
2. Garden of Light Illustrated Through Supersized Media Art
3. Joy of Life Gifted by the Infinite Play of Flower Petals
4. Entrapped Enormous Gushing Wave
5. Endless Surreal Beach
6. Feast of Starlights Created with Paper Art
7. Meeting with the Moon Rabbit under the Moonlight
8. Transformational Jungle in a Tropical Rainforest
9. Journey to a New Dimension Beyond Space
10. Sweet Table Immersed with Media Art
11. Night Safari Infused with Life
Toto’s Nostalgia MuseumInsadong, Seoul
If you want to get lost in the past for a while, this unique museum in a tourist friendly district in Seoul will bring you back to different eras through its collection of toys, music tapes, movies, magazines, and other rare items from past decades of Korean pop culture. It might be a little old and dusty but every piece in this museum has an interesting story to tell that will make you reminiscent of your childhood.
Teseum SeoulJibong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
This cuddly and delightful world of teddy bears is perfect for kids- most especially, kids at heart- not to just snap adorable photos with mini to life-sized stuffed toys, but to also learn about the origins of teddy bears. Teseum is an interactive museum where visitors can touch and hold the displays and look upon Seoul’s history and modern era enacted with teddy bears.
T.um – SK Telecom Ubiquitous MuseumJung-gu, Seoul
If you want a journey to the future, save a spot for T.um in your bucket list as it will give you a first-hand experience of SK Telecom’s vision to connect new value and the future world through passion and innovation. Here you can travel virtually in a futuristic city set in 2050 where the human race uses advanced technologies to build their society.
The museum is designed to provide an interactive experience through AR, VR, holograms and 5G technologies.
Museum of Sex & HealthGamsan-ri, Jeju-do
If you have been thinking of having a trip without the kids, you might want to visit the world’s greatest sex museum located in Jeju as it sheds light on sex education and sex culture from around the world. Don’t be confused! Museum of Sex & Health is different from Loveland which is a sex-themed park, this museum is intended to be more educational but still laced with humor, for instance, a mummy with erection, and well, there’s a variety of phallus displays, and there’s even one with wings!
What are you waiting for? get your bucket list updated and start crossing them out! You may want to start by watching the previews of ARTE MUSEUM’s different galleries and see what’s in store for you!
Written by: Johannes Daño
Johannes is a soon-to-be world traveler who used to see the world in black and white but is now finding ways to paint it yellow. She expresses her innermost thoughts through metaphors and fictional stories, but it takes her a while to do so as she is not a great first-drafter but a great rewriter.