I am sure that most of us have seen a picture taken at the Museum of Ice Cream at some point on our Instagram feed. If you don’t know what it is, it’s an interactive art exhibit with different theme rooms (ice cream and sweets related), where you can take colourful insta-worthy pictures.
DON’T BE FOOLED! It is not a museum to learn about the history of Ice Cream or how it’s made!!!
Unfortunately, an #OOTD shot of the pink interiors and the oh so famous Sprinkles pool is a 16hours flight away and a thousand dollar plane ticket for most people in Asia!
But did you know that Asia has it’s very own “Museum of Fruits” in Seoul, Korea?!
Yup and they both serve the same purpose – to allow you to take instagrammable pictures. I REPEAT – THIS IS A PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOS (and “appreciate” art), NOT A HISTORY LESSON ON FRUITS!
We visited this place in early September 2018 and that was version 1 of the museum. Apparently, they have a v2 now but it still looks really similar.
It’s made affordable!
An adult ticket costs 12,000Won and a Child ticket costs 10,000Won. That is 4x cheaper than the MOIC!
Moreover, if you go on a weekday from 11am-3pm the it will be discounted to 8,000Won! Unfortunately, we missed the timing but it was still worth it as compared to paying 40USD?!
What’s more: there are NO QUEUES!
I have walked passed the MOIC in San Francisco on weekdays a couple of times and you will not believe how long the queue is! Also, don’t get me started on how hard it is to just get my hands on the tickets?!
There were only a handful of people in the museum when we were there from 3.30pm-5.00pm! Rest assured that no one will photobomb your pictures.
Your ticket also includes a free fruit upon entry!
Instead of ice cream, you will get a fruit! The type of fruit changes every week if I’m not wrong.
We got lemons each at the door and we just used them as props to take photos and ended up giving it to our Airbnb host haha.
They even have assistants everywhere to help you take your pictures!
This is perfect for people who are solo tripping or want to take a group photo. The crew even carry reflectors so that you can have perfect lighting!
There are a total of 13 rooms*. These are some of my favourites:
*including a rooftop garden
And last but not least… a Pink Ball Pit!
Instead of sprinkles, you have a ball pit with watermelon cushion! They were really fragile though. Be careful not to flatten them.
I would 11/10 recommend you visit this place if you are travelling to Seoul! We had so much fun here! This place is worth every cent!
How to get there?
The museum is along the popular street of Insadong (where all the bars are). You will see a bunch of fruit posters outside the building.
Address : 3rd floor, Gil Culture Space, 133 Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul Number : 02-2135-9881
The exhibition is only on for a limited time only as per their website, so hurry visit while you can! I Hope you will have a fruitful time at the Museum of Fruit!