About 30 minutes’ walk away from our campus in Suwon there is a unique museum celebrating the improvements of toilets in Korea. The founder, who was born in a toilet, contributed extensively to improving toilets in Korea. The building itself is shaped like a toilet and in front of it is golden poo.
The Mr. Toilet museum
Golden poo statue
The entry to the museum was free and inside they showed how toilets in Korea developed over the years. There was also a gallery of toilet drawings.
Mr. Toilet Museum from the inside.
Although the museum was quite small it was quite interesting. Adjacent to the museum was also a toilet park that exhibited ancient toilets and also showcased how to use them.
Toilets back in the days
Next to the toilet park was another building with an observatory platform and some toilet playground for children. There was also learning material explaining how to turn your poo golden. For demonstration there was even some fake poo you could touch in order to feel the difference between bad and golden poo.
Golden poo specimen
The museum was quite bizarr but also interesting and it tries to teach an important topic in a fun way.