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“Tiny but interesting museum”
Review of Owl Museum

Owl Museum
Ranked #225 of 836 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

You should have enough detailed map to be able to come to this museum, because it is not easy to find.

Admission fee feels a bit too high when you're inside the museum which consists of only one room filled with a collection of more than 2000 various owl objects. A free drink is included in admission.

You are not allowed to take photos of the owl objects...there's an inside bench where photographing only is allowed. The owner gladly helps you to be picture taken if you so like.

1  Thank Pasaatituuli
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

If you love owls, this is definitely the place to visit. This small museum has tons of items related to owls on display, ranging from stamps to ornaments, clocks to postcards... This museum was actually established by Mrs. Myeong-Hee Bae, who is an owl fanatic.

The place is a little hard to find. From exit 2 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), walk along Bukchon-ro all the way, past the Jaedong Tourist Information Center and the Bukchon Traditional Crafts Experience Center. Follow the path uphill as it turns left, and continue straight until you see Samcheong-ro, where you should turn left and you will see the Owl Museum.

There is an admission fee of KRW 5,000, which is a little expensive, especially since you can only take photos of one small section in the museum. However, the owner was really nice when I went there and offered to take a photo for me inside and outside the museum. The admission fee includes a free drink too.

5  Thank Isaac S
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This place is less of a museum and more of a private collection of all things owl related. The sweet older lady that owns the place has spent her life collecting and being gifted owl memorabilia from around the world. There are literally thousands of owls/owl-related items on display. My friends and I enjoyed a cup of tea and did a little art project while we took it all in. One downside is that she doesn't allow pictures except in one small area of the entrance. Overall, not an attraction to plan your entire visit around but definitely an impressive collection.

5  Thank alohaneener
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

This place inspire me to have my own museum.
It's place is not big but show me how owner love the owl and collect them.

7  Thank CoffeeAom
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

A lovely lady has spent most of her life collecting anything related to owls. Things she has bought or found, and things that have been gifted to her. It is a huge collection on display and is very interesting to look around. It is not a place to travel specifically to see, unless you are an owl fanatic, but there are a lot of neat things among all of the knickknacks. Also, there are other museums (including a Chicken Museum) and galleries in the area making it a worthwhile place to go.

6  Thank silveroses69
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