The Color Pool Museum is Seoul’s newest, most instagrammable hotspot.
If you follow many blogs, and especially Korean blogs, you may have noticed that many of them have articles listing the most ‘instagrammable’ places in Seoul.
However, many of these places only offer one, or a few, particular photos. They are great for that one popular photo, but they don’t offer much else.
This is where the Color Pool Museum differs, and what makes it without a doubt, one of the best locations in Seoul for Instagram photos. If you’re not interested in Instagram photos, it’s still a fun experience!
It is worth noting that this museum is a museum only by name – it’s really not a museum at all. It’s more like a playground with many different photo opportunities.
The overall theme of the Color Pool Museum is color, and throughout the exhibitions you will learn about the different colors and what they represent.
The most exciting part about the museum, however, is that there are also nine different themed areas that are created with two sole purposes – to entertain visitors and to let them get the ultimate Instagram photos!
Outdoor Garden at Color Pool Museum. Model’s website.
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The Color Pool Museum is located in Annyeong Insadong, a big building complex that is located in the popular tourist destination, Insadong.
The Color Pool Museum is easily reachable from Anguk, Jonggak, and Jongno 3-ga stations.
Reaching the museum is very easy, and it is hard to miss since Annyeong Insadong stands out and is very large.
Reaching the building complex is best done from Anguk Station on Line 3. From Exit 6 of the station, you can reach the museum within 5 minutes.
Once in Annyeong Insadong, you can easily find the museum. Just take the elevator to floor 6 and you can’t miss it! It’s the only way to go once you exit the elevator.
The museum is very easy to find as it is found within Annyeong Insadong.
The location of the museum also means that it is easy to spend a morning or afternoon in the area. Insadong is rich in activities to do, and along with the Color Pool Museum, you can easily spend a day there!
The Color Pool Museum operates every day, and is open from 10 am until 9 pm. However, the last entrance is at 8:20 pm (and you will probably want longer than 40 minutes).
When we visited, we spent about an hour and a half in the museum. We took our time and took lots of photos, and as such, I wouldn’t recommend entering after 8 pm – you will probably find yourself rushed for time.
If you are looking for the least busy time, try to visit as early as possible. Before noon, the museum tends to be quiet, and this is the best time to visit for Instagram photos.
As with most of Seoul, you can expect the museum to get a lot busier in the later afternoon and evening.
The Color Pool Museum has an entry cost of 15,000KRW per youth/adult and 12,000KRW for children under 12. However, this is often discounted by certain events.
For example, when we visited there was a discount for Russian citizens, this was in honour of the recent 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two.
In the future, more events are planned. For example, on Women’s Day you might be able to find a discount for women.
While the exact events they celebrate can only be found by visiting, you may get a discount if you visit at the right times!
There are many fantastic photo locations!
As previously mentioned, the Color Pool Museum is dedicated to colors and allowing for the most beautiful and unique photos. This combination means that it has some very cool (and interactive) attractions.
Each display is dedicated to a different colour, and there are a total of eight rooms (nine if you include the gift store). These colours range all the way from rose to ocean breeze blue. Whatever your favourite colour, you can find some nice Instagram photo opportunities here!
Summer vacation room!
The rooms are mostly filled with coloured balls, and you are free to play in these and take all of the photos that you want!
Although the museum is mostly aimed at allowing for fun and photos, you will also learn a bit about colours while you explore the museum.
The first room of the museum is called the Pink Spa, and it is very aptly named! This room has a large swimming pool that is filled with thousands of pink balls.
Pink Spa room in Color Pool Museum!
The pool also has a diving board and slide into it, and both of these can make for some fantastic photos! Whether you want to take photos for Instagram or just have some fun, the Pink Spa is perfect.
Story of Color Room.
The next room is the Story of Color, and this is where you will get to learn about the different colours and what they all represent. Reading everything in this room won’t take too long, and you will easily be able to get through it in 10 minutes.
The confetti spinning machine!
After that comes the Color Boom room. This room is one of the most unique and fun in Color Pool Museum, and it also offers some exciting Photo opportunities!
This room is all about rainbow colors and has a lot of confetti which can be used for pictures. There is also a cool spinning wheel which allows for some very unique images!
On the lookout at the Color Pool Party!
Adjacent to this room is the Palette Wall, a wall that has many different colours, each of which provides a nice backdrop for images.
The next three areas, Summer Vacance, Sweet Swing, and Pool Party are all themed areas with more colourful balls – similar to Pink Spa. All of these rooms have different scenes, and they all (perhaps expectedly at this point) have amazing Instagram photo locations.
There are also some props provided to take photos with!
Towards the end of the museum there is also a gift shop. The gift shop has a few different kinds of colourful goods that can be purchased.
Soap, shower backs, and loofa are all available here, and in nearly every colour you can imagine! Further, most of these products are reasonably priced. You can even get some for free if you share a post on your social media.
The gift store at the Color Pool Museum.
Finally, the last room is the Sparkling Garden. This outdoor area has lots of ribbons and a large archway which make for some spectacular and colorful photos.
Although the whole museum was great, I think that the Sparkling Garden and Pool Party made for some of the best images.
Sparkling Garden rooftop garden area!
The Best Place for Instagram Pictures in Seoul
With all of this being said, I am sure it’s easy for you to see why Color Pool Museum is one of the best, if not the best, place to take Instagram pictures in Seoul. Unlike many of the other places that I see being suggested, this museum has a wide variety of different and unique images, and I think that is what appeals the most.
Is Color Pool Museum the most Instagrammable place in Seoul? I think so!
If you are someone who wants to post some beautiful pictures on social media, then this is the place to visit. On the other hand, if you are just looking to have some fun it is also a fantastic place to visit.
I know I have talked a lot about the fantastic pictures that you can take at Color Pool Museum and that’s because this is how the museum is marketed. However, whether or not you want to take photos, the museum is still a ton of fun either way!
I can imagine that visiting as a family would be a lot of fun, and this adds another reason to why Seoul is a fantastic city to visit as a family.