Daelim Contemporary Art Museum

Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Daelim specialises in exhibitions on photography, design and fashion. The building, which was originally a family house, was remodelled by French architect Vincent Cornu and has a lovely garden to the rear and a cheap cafe and events hall in a separate building to the right of the main gallery. Admission charge varies with exhibitions.

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