Jincheon Bell Museum Introduction
Jincheon Bell Museum was opened in September 2009, in order to publicize
the artistic value and excellence of bells of Korea acknowledged worldwide,
through Korean bell researches, collection, exhibition, preservation, not to
mention project exhibitions, education and various activities.
Also it is significant that it has been established in Jincheon, which possesses
the foremost ancient iron producing site in Korea – Jincheon Seok-jang-Ri.
Considering the discovery of an actual ancient iron mill site assumed to
be from 4 A.D., Jincheon Seok-jang-Ri implies that the production of metal craftwork
was also possible.
Also, in the nearby Cheongju Wuncheon-Dong, a temple bell from the late unified
Shilla period was excavated, and the Yong-du-sa-ji Cheol-dang-gan from Goryo
period also remains.
The establishment of a bell museum in tribute to the culture of temple bells
that reach the zenith of metal art in nowhere else but Jincheon, which owned
the largest iron mill out of all ancient relics, must be an inevitability of