They toured the museum gardens, where they discovered the traditional hanoks -Korean- and were able to take photographs of the enchanting surroundings. In the museum itself, they visited a temporary exposition, then took off their shoes, entered the Noble’s House, then sat down to sip tea in the traditional South Korean way.
The visit gave the King and Queen an idea of the historic and cultural heritage of South Korea.
Officiously opened in 2008 after 14 years of construction, the Korean Furniture Museum has over 2,500 pieces of traditional wooden furniture. It was designed by owner-director Chyung Mi-Sook, an avid collector who, over a period of five decades, gathered together hundreds of pieces of furniture from the Joseon Dynasty, which ruled Korea from 1392 to 1910.