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Alive Museum Insadong

Closed Now: 09:00 - 20:30
Open today: 09:00 - 20:30
Alive Museum Attraction Ticket
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Alive Museum Attraction Ticket
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“a lot of fun”(7 reviews)
“take pictures”(6 reviews)
“all ages”(2 reviews)
A unique & extraordinary museum, which displays various object art, interactive and media art, and trick art. Moreover, what is different and more entertaining than other art museums is that an interaction and engagement are involved.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:30
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu | Daeil Bldg. B1F & B2F, Seoul 03163, South Korea
+82 2-2034-0600
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

It was a lot more than my expectation. I visited with friends from Thailand and Singapore. It was full of creative and cultural products. We enjoyed more than 2 hours and it still remains as our best memory in 2014. I could see Korean people's...More

3  Thank 435jjk
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 October 2014

If you have to make a choice between the Trick eye museum vs Alive Museum, always choose the Trick eye museum. (PS: Trick eye museum tickets also include the Ice Museum). Perhaps only school children will enjoy the Alive Museum. Found most of the pictures...More

3  Thank LiQiChiu
yeslucy2014, Public Relations Manager at Alive Museum Insadong, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

Hello! Thank you for your valuable comments. In fact, there are differences between Alive Museum and Trickeye Museum. Although we do not have area such as Ice Museum, but we have more various art installations about Media art, object art and interactive art etc. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are currently having construction going on so I’m assuming the trick eye museum might be better at this time. However, we did enjoy ourselves and got some funny pics. We went as a small group and I wouldn’t recommend this as a solo activity...More

Thank Shelby A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there when the place is undergoing renovation. So limited exposure. If you are choosing between trickeye and alive Museum. I will recommend trickeye museum.

Thank BennyO167
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was very average. I'm sure it's fine for kids, but nothing exciting or very interesting for adults. Plus, works were being done and half of it was closed off, so not ideal.

Thank barryjf
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Is really interesting, newer been like that before, many interesting room.. but better go there not alone, the best with some company

Thank SwetaR
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This place is incredible! If Im being completely honest, I enjoyed it much more than Trick eye museum. I felt this place had WAY more options and more illusions to view and take photos with. As everyone says, NOT good for solo travelers as you...More

2  Thank Queen K
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Came here with my husband. It was a fun and enjoyable experience in the Alive Museum. You can take pictures in different angles and it’ll show as if you’re part of the painting. There are other “adventures” in the museum like Poopoo World, the Dynamic...More

Thank Evilmisspolite
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I took my 4 year old son and husband to the Alive Museum, and it was a lot of fun! This place is very popular and suitable for all ages, young and old. We probably spent at least an hour here, as there were a...More

Thank Jot88
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It's fun inside, but only if you go together with someone else, or as a family or group of friends, not alone. Selfies are worthless. Solo travelers could better spend their time elsewhere.

2  Thank ilieadrianp
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Admission fee: 12,000 won (about $12) Subway Line 5 Jongno 3-ga Station exit 5 Subway Line 1 Jongno 3-ga Station exit 1 Subway Line 1 Jonggak Station exit 11 Subway Line 3 Anguk Station exit 6 House: 9am-8:30pm If you love taking funny photos... this...More

1  Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Ok, first off, Insadong is known for its korean traditional authenticity so I didn't have high hopes due to its location. However the place was amazing, better than it's counterpart too, my friends and I went in to escape the heat and came out flushed...More

1  Thank Imatiti
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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small
neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects
of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional
Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts,
fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir
shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in
particular has become a local institution for its
unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops
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16 February 2016|
Response from yeslucy2014 | Property representative |
Hi Cassey, Our tickets are at 12,000 won per tickets, regardless of whether the visitor is an adult or a child. Thank you
Christine B
7 July 2015|
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Response from IamJak | Reviewed this property |
Yes, right behind the building is a large parking garage as well.
9 April 2015|
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Response from Sharon T | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about size but I don't think you will visit both while on holiday. If you are planning to visit the tower, it is convenient as you need to pay for the cable car ride to get to the tower. If you are not planning... More