The historic wooden furniture of the Korea Furniture Museum is distributed throughout 10 traditional hanok houses, and a palatial main building, in a village setting designed to illustrate the way the Korean nobility lived during the Joseon dynasty. Situated in the Seongbuk neighborhood, the bucolic compound first opened its doors in 1993 when owner and director Chyung Mi-sook decided to present her personal collection of some 2,500 furniture pieces to the public. Visitors should book several days in advance of their visit. Korea Furniture Museum 121 Daesagwan-ro Seongbuk-dong Seongbuk-gu Seoul South Korea TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 50 Museum Fatigue Bored? It’s not your fault. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Word: Knolling The fascinating history of the flat lay. Arts & Culture Design The Touch Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation Five millennia of Korea’s design history, distilled into a light-filled Seoul headquarters. Arts & Culture City Guide Post Poetics An independent art books specialist in Eastern Seoul. Arts & Culture City Guide Ryse Hotel A hotel tailored toward creative professionals in a fashionable Seoul neighborhood. Arts & Culture City Guide Thorvaldsens Museum A brightly-hued homage to Copenhagen’s most celebrated sculptor.