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Museums in Korea

Post  bjeb318 on Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:29 am

Museums are everywhere in Korea, and are definately a must see!

here is a site with museum listings..

http://www.museum.seoul.kr/eng/eng_data/1173077_641.html
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Post  bjeb318 on Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:01 am

Lamp Museum

During the past fifty years, the director of this museum personally collected over 400 oil lamps and candlesticks. They are displayed in chronological order: the Three Kingdoms Era (18B.C - A.D.676); the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392); and the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). They are also arranged according to usage, whether they were used in main rooms or guest rooms or kitchens.
Under the theme of "Lamps in Our Lives", the 1st floor has four rooms exhibiting lamps that were used by our ancestors. On the 2nd floor, exhibit room #5 displays lamps by period, historical significance, and shape. Room #6 showcases beautiful lamps and personal possessions of the general public. The Sangwudang in the underground floor provides plenty of room for various cultural events including stage performances, art exhibitions and symposiums.

Transportation

- Bus : Take a city bus #60 or coach bus #660 at Yong-in Bus Terminal and get off at the tomb of Jeong Mong-ju.
- Car : From Bundang, head in the direction of Gwangju, take a right at the Neunggol 3-way intersection. Take state route #43 in the direction of Suwon. It is located next to the Jeong Mong-ju burial ground.

Travel Information

- For Information : Lamp Museum 82-31- 334-0797, FAX: 82-31-339-4913
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum: 82-31- 285-2011
Ho-Am Art Museum: 82-31- 234-6171
Korean Folk Village: 82-31- 286-2116/7
Everland: 82-31- 320-5000

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum showcases the history, antiquities, art and folklore documents of the province. There are six exhibition halls (each displaying donated historic relics, paintings, folkloric artifacts, ancient documents ancient art and natural history, respectively) and a special exhibition hall. The folk culture of Gyeonggi Province is displayed in the Folk Life through dioramas and audiovisual aids.
The outdoor exhibition, more than 2,700m² in area, includes some 14 displays including the Baekje ondol, or hot-floored home. Other facilities include the round theater and the central square where people gather for games and other events. It is worth noting the touch-screens set up in each of the exhibit rooms which provide an abundance of historical data at the tip of one's finger.

Transportation

- Bus : Take bus #1001, #1002, or #1116 in front of the Nambu Bus Terminal in Seoul.
- Car : Exit from the Gyeongbu Expressway at the Suwon IC and take the southbound state road #42 at the Singal 5-way Intersection.
Travel Information

- For Information : Gyeonggi Provincial Museum 82-31-285-2011, FAX: 82-31-285-2015
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Korean Folk Village 82-31-286-2116/7
Everland 82-31-320-5000
Ho-Am Art Museum 82-31-234-6171
Lamp Museum 82-31-334-0797


Haegang Ceramics Museum

Here at the Haegang Ceramics Museum, one can see how ceramic ware evolved in Korea and how it is made. This museum was established by Yoo Kun-hyung, whose pen name is Haegang. He devoted his life to collecting ceramics and passing on the techniques of Goryeo celadon to future generations. The creation process, decoration techniques and other interesting details are shown, and celadon, White Porcelain and Buncheong Ware collected by the founder are displayed, including over 20 pieces made by the master himself.

Transportation

- Bus : Take a city bus for Seogwang-ri at Icheon Bus Terminal
- Car : Exit from the Jungbu Expressway at the Gonjiam Tollgate and take state route #3 in the direction of Icheon. Exit from the Yeongdong Expressway at the Icheon Tollgate and take state rout #3 in the direction of Icheon.

Travel Information

- For Information : Haegang Ceramics Museum 82-31-634-2266, FAX: 82-31-634-1629
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Icheon Spa (Hotel Miranda) 82-31-633-2001
Seolbong Hotel 82-31-633-6301
Icheon Pottery Village 82-31-630-0273/4
Mt. Seolbongsan 82-31-630-0102

Moka Buddhist Museum

This museum was established in June of 1993 by Sir Park Chansu, who goes by the pen name Moka. He is an important intangible cultural asset in the field of woodcraft. The museum specializes in upholding the traditions of Buddhist art and the processes and techniques used in traditional woodcraft. The museum is a surprising combination of modern architecture and traditional Buddhist culture. On the 1st underground floor and the 3rd floor are exhibits of various artifacts related to the religion such as Buddhist paintings and statues, works of calligraphy, and figures of young monks as well as woodcrafts. The outdoor sculpture park displays famous treasures such as the Mireuk-samjonbul and Birojanabul (stone Buddhas), the Samcheung-seoktap (3-storied stone tower), and the Baekui-gwaneumsang (statue of the Goddess of Mercy). In all, there are more than 6,000 pieces showcased at the museum.
- Museum hours: 09:30-17:00 (November-March) 09:00-18:00 (April to October)
- Open all throughout the year.

Transportation

- Bus : Take a bus for Yeoju at Seoul Express Bus Terminal. There is a bus every 40 minutes. Take city bus #10, or #10-1 for Gangcheon-myeon at Yeoju Bus Terminal.
- Car : Exit from the Yeongdong Expressway at the Yeoju Tollgate and take state route #37 in the direction of Yeoju.
Cross the Yeoju Bridge, and go past the entrance to Silleuksa Temple in the direction of Wonju, Munmak (approximately 5km away)

Travel Information

- For Information : Moka Buddhist Museum 82-31-885-9952-4, FAX:885-9951
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Seokbong Ceramic Museum 82-31-885-7711
Silleuksa Temple Resort 82-31-885-2505
Tomb of King Sejong 82-31-885-3123
Birth place of Empress Myeongseong 82-31-880-1069

Seokbong Ceramic Museum

The museum was opened in October of 1997 by the ceramist Seokbong (penname: Cho Muho). While the exterior is in the shape of the typical, 2-story Korean building, it is set apart from others by its walls which are decorated with ceramic paintings. The museum displays various ceramic artworks including the painting of Mt. Baekdusan, one of Korea's grandest mountains. At the center of the museum's rear garden is an outdoor stage. Other facilities available are the international pavilion, model pavilion and demonstration room.

Transportation

- Car : Exit from the Yeongdong Expressway at the Yeoju Tollgate and take state route #37 in the direction of Yangpyeong.
Travel Information

- For Information : Seokbong Ceramic Museum 82-31-885-7711
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Silleuksa Temple Resort 82-31-880-1780
Tomb of King Sejong 82-31-885-3123

Latin America Cultural Center & Museum

The museum in Goyang-dong of Goyang City displays Latin America's cultural items, history, and social aspects from ancient to modern times covering the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations. It was opened in October of 1994 as the first foreign-culture museum in the country. Displayed here are the earthenware items used by the Indians who settled in the highlands of Mexico and Peru and masks used by Mexicans. There are four display rooms; Mask Room, Traditional Arts Crafts Room, Stone-and Wooden-ware Room, and Earthenware Room.

Transportation

- Bus : Take the bus #158-3 from Gupabal Station of the Orange Line to Goyang-dong and walk for about five minutes.
- Car : Take the road #1 to pass the Gupabal Intersection to take Road #39 for Uijeongbu.

Travel Information

- For Information : Latin America Cultural Center & Museum 82-31-962-7171
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Ilsan Lake Park 82-31-961-2730

Railroad Museum

The museum shows the history of Korean railroads. More thant 4,000 items and 18 trains are displayed here. The steam locomotives that were used in the 1830s and 1940s are displayed in the pavilion from the underground to the second floor. Also displayed are a miniature of Seoul Station, the uniforms of train crews, collections of railroad signals, and other exhibits. On the display outdoors are a narrow-gauge train that is running, two steam and diesel engine locomotives, the train used by former presidents of Rhee Sung-man and Park Jeong-hee, the first coach made in the country, and a freight train.
Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00 (March to October) / 09:00-17:00 (November to February) / Not open on Monday and days after holidays.

Transportation

- Subway : Get off at the Bugok Station of the Red Line (for Cheonan) and walk for ten minutes
- Car : Take the Singal-Ansan Expressway to go to the Bugok Interchange.

Travel Information

- For Information : Uiwang City Bureau of Public Culture Information 82-31-428-0066
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Mt. Cheonggyesan 82-31-428-0066
Baekun Lake 82-31-428-0066
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Post  bjeb318 on Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:03 am

Forest Museum

The arboretum has over 2,844 different species of trees, shrubs and herbs. It is also the natural habitat of the rare redheaded woodpecker as well as the giant flying squirrel, long-horned beetle and over 20 government-designated natural beauties yet to be explored. Gwangneung Mound is the burial ground of King Sejo and his queen, Jeong Hui. Along the path up to the mound are natural woods that are beautiful throughout the year. Tourists can set their eyes on tender spring greens in May, crimson foliage in autumn, and a spectacular snowscape in winter. As if this natural beauty weren't enough, the 4,958,678 acre site diverse other Attractions:. There's the museum displaying more than 28,000 artifacts, the artificial woods composed of some 2,844 plant species and 15 specialized arboretums, an 8 km-long forest rest area for refreshing the body and mind, and a wildlife zoo that is home to 15 rare species such as the Mt.Baekdusan tiger.
Entrance by reservation only: The National Arboretum is closed to the public on weekends, holidays and national holidays. Reservations must be made 5 days in advance for groups or individuals. Only 5,000 visitors are allowed each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation

- Bus : Take a Uijeongbu-bound bus at Cheongnyangri, Seoul and get off at Uijeongbu, then take city bus #21 (for Gwangneung).
- Car : From Seoul, take state route #3 in the direction of Uijeongbu. From downtown Uijeongbu, take state route #43 in the direction of Pocheon and tum right at the Chukseok checkpoint 3-way intersection. Then take local route #314.

Travel Information

- For Information : Forest Museum 82-31-540-1045, FAX: 82-31-540-1199
- Nearby Tourist Attractions :

Bears Town 82-31-532-8200
Mt.Cheonggyesan 82-31-530-8063
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