A Special Museum Tour on Subway Line 1


“A Special Museum Tour on Subway Line 1”

 Do you feel it’s still too cold for outdoor activities? Why not take a tour around museums by subway? We recommend a tour that will quickly dispel any idea that museums are boring. Here is a list of interesting and exciting museums in Gyeonggi-do that are approachable by subway and suitable for everyone.

Subway line map of Line 1 (blue color)



1. Railroad Museum [Uiwang Station]

Left: one of the actual old trains exhibitied outside. People looking at the Railroad Diorama.

Opened in 1988 in a three-story building, the Railroad Museum reflects 100 years of Korean railroad history. The museum is centered on exhibition and experiential activities designed to make it easier for visitors to understand the evolution of trains and travel over the years. It is the perfect destination for families with small children who are enthusiastic about cars and trains. The steam locomotives and old trains displayed outdoors at the museum are in such excellent condition that they are often featured in costume dramas and movies. The train driver experience booth is especially popular among children who visit on weekends. One turn lasts a minute and a half.


Address: 157, Cheoldobangmulgwan-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-461-3610

Open hours: Mar to Oct 09:00 – 18:0) / Nov to Feb 09:00 – 17:00

Closed: every Monday

Directions: Uiwang station (line no. 1) exit 2 (10 min. walk)


Nearby tourist spots: Uiwang Bird Ecology Museum / Uiwang Lake



2. Mr. Toilet House [Sungkyunkwan University Station]


On open view of Haewoojae. One of Toilet Culture Park sculptures, named 'Poo'


Mr. Toilet House, or Haewoojae, was founded by former Suwon Mayor Sim Jae- duck, who carried out a campaign to improve the condition of public toilets throughout the city. It is the world’s only toilet-shaped museum dedicated to the history of toilets. Mr. Toilet House, Haewoojae Culture Center, and Toilet Culture Park are great places to unwind on days off. It is both a great place and visit with the family and an interesting educational experience for young children.


Address: 9, Jangan-ro 458beon-gil, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-271-9777

Open hours: 10:00 – 18:00 in summer 10:00 – 17:00 in winter

Closed: every Monday

Directions: Uiwang station (line no. 1) exit 2 (10 min. walk)


Directions: Sungkyunkwan University Station (line no. 1), exit 1 - take bus no. 39, 64 at Yuljeon Catholic Church BusStop(01-262) - get off at Dongwon High School.



3. Korea Manhwa Museum [Bugae Station]

Children looking around indoor exhibitions of Korea Manhwa Museum. The sculpture consisted of children hanging around at the street.


Korea Manhwa Museum was founded to promote manhwa (Korean comics), heighten awareness of their cultural and artistic value, and hand them down to future generations as a cultural heritage. The museum is designed to shed light on the history of Korean comics: The second story of the museum building is a manhwa library with a collection of over 250,000 comic books; while the third story houses a permanent exhibition of manhwa, including comic books that date back one hundred years and a replica of an old-fashioned comic store. The 4D animation theater plays animation movies every thirty minutes. The fourth floor is dedicated to experience programs that are perfect for families with young children.


Address: 1, Gilju-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-32-310-3090

Fees: 5,000 won for adults, 15,000 won for families

Directions: Bugae Station (line no. 1), exit 2 – Bus no.79 at Bugae station stop(40-256) - get off at Korea Manhwa Museum (approx. 10 minutes).



4. Robopark [Songnae Station]

As one of various robots here, there is a couple of robots of yellow and black. Children doing educational programs; painting and making robots.


Bucheon-si launched Robopark, the world’s first permanent exhibition hall dedicated to robots and artificial intelligence on December 28, 2005, to demonstrate its commitment to establishing itself as a supporter of future cutting-edge industries represented by robotics industries and of ubiquitous industries that offer network infrastructure services. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery about how robots came to be invented, their history and development, and introduces different types of robots. It is also accompanied by robot experience zones. The 4D theater equipped with the latest facilities is a great way to introduce young aspiring scientists to the world of robotics. Bucheon Robopark also offers various special events and educational programs.


Address: 655, Pyeongcheon-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-70-7094-5479

Open hours: 10:00 – 18:00

Fees: vary by age.

Closed: every Monday

Directions: Songnae Station (line no. 1), exit 2 - bus no. 7-1 at Songnae station stop(11-464) - get off at BucheonTechnopark (approx. 20 minutes)

Nearby tourist spots: Aiins World