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6 Unique museums in Seoul

C’mon and get your cultural freak on

You already know about the War Memorial, here's something a bit more niche. 

ToyKino museum

Even those who hide it best can't help but let go and nerd out at this museum located in Jongno. With over 30,000 toys and figures, you'll find all your childhood favorites as well as that little niche thing you thought only you knew about. Come see the classic characters Mickey Mouse, Superman, Batman, Spongebob and (uh-oh) Star Wars, too. And go ahead, let yourself nerd out.

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Love Museum

For a country that's not exactly open about sex,  there's definitely a lot of sex-related museums. And they're not all limited to Jeju, either. In this section of the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae, you'll find lots of erotic sculptures and trick eye art to include yourself in. Some of the themes include Fun & Sexy, Femme Fatale, Chunhwa, Erotic Garden, Dream House and Sex Life. (Over 19 only.)

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Simone Handbag museum

Previewed by the New York Times and hailed by CNN as "every boyfriend's nightmare," this museum in Gangnam (how appropriate) showcases some of the most luxurious bags in Seoul. Created by Kenny Park, CEO of Simone Acc. Collection Ltd. and curated by Judith Clark, professor at the London College of Fashion, this museum displays over 300 bags dating back to 1550 all the way up to today’s contemporary European brands. The estimated total worth of the bags here? Close to 2 billion won!

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Korea Furniture museum

Korea Furniture museum Nope, you can't compare this to a weekend at IKEA. This is, after all, one place that special guests of the 2010 Seoul G20 Summit headed to and where Chinese President Xi Jinping lunched with President Park Geun-hye. No matter your political stance, you gotta love the stunning panoramic views here. Rumored to be one of the most beautiful museums in Korea, there's a villa that was once part of Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace) and more than 2,500 pieces of furniture. No self-assembly required.

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Grevin Seoul Museum

Sure, you can see Audrey Hepburn at any wax museum in the world, but how many times can you pose next to a wax version of Kim Yuna? Or Ban Ki-moon? Grevin's fourth addition to its wax museum collection, the Grevin Seoul Museum, which just opened up last July, has more wax versions of Korean celebrities than any other museum in the world! (Talk about some bragging rights!)

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Lock Museum

How many locks does a museum have to posses to make it impressive? 100? 1,000? This museum showcases more then 4,000 locks that have been collected by Choe Honggue, the museum's Director-General. Founded in 2003, you'll find everything here from traditional Korean locks to keys and other key accessories. (And if perusing the locks doesn't fill your day, there's an art shop and a café as well).. 

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