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Bangsan Porcelain Museum
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Bangsan Porcelain Museum

Location

Hamaengbang-ri Geundeok-myeon Samcheok

Time: Every 7.10 - 8.20 (42 days)

Description

Bangsan-myeon of Yanggu has been a popular porcelain producer since the Goryeo Dynasty.  In the Joseon Dynasty, Bangsan-myeon used to supply raw materials to Gangju of Gyeonggi-do.  Thus, the techniques and styles of Gwangju transmitted to this region. 

As a result of a geographical investigation, about 40 kilns have been found in seven different areas, including six villages in Bangsan-myeon (Jangpyeong-ri, Chiljeon-ri, Hyeon-ri, Songhyeon-ri, Omi-ri, and Geumak-ri) and one village in Yanggu-eup (Sangmuryong-ri).  These kilns are scattered as follows: 7 in Jangpyeong-ri, 5 in Chiljeon-ri, 4 in Hyeon-ri, 7 in Songhyeon-ri, 4 in Geumak-ri, 4 in Omi-ri, and 9 in Sangmuryong-ri. 

At about seven places, the raw materials for white porcelain have been discovered.  As Yanggu-gun used to be one of the major suppliers of raw materials for the white porcelain produced in the palace during the late Joseon Dynasty, it tells us how Yanggu-guns porcelain kilns were related to the white porcelain of Gwangju.
   In fact, the white and blue porcelain found in Yanggu is closely related to the white porcelain produced during the late Joseon Dynasty.  As these kilns in Yanggu were still active until the Korean War, we can use the resources from these areas to understand the modern history of Korean porcelain.
   Bangsan Porcelain Museum exhibits the history of white porcelain production in Bangsan, Yanggu.  Bangsans white porcelain with blue prints was the latest white porcelain style created by the Joseon Dynasty.  Bangsans white porcelain is equally recognized as Bunwon-ris, which was the last official kiln of the palace.  Bangsan porcelain is also widely spread to the commoners.  Visit the light and history of the white porcelain made with Yanggus quality white sand.  

 

Facilities

- Exhibitions: It is a 430 space that exhibits Bangsans historical white porcelain.  You can observe the porcelain itself, along with the various tools that were used to make it.  The museum also plays various videos on the history and development of Bangsans white porcelain.

- Experiences: It is a 231 space that includes electric kilns, gas kilns, and fire kilns for visitors to try making their own porcelain.  Here, you can try shaping the clay to make various vessels and watch them getting baked in the kilns.

- Museum Shop: By the entrance to the museum is a shop that sells locally produced porcelain souvenirs.

- Video Room: Plays various educational and instructional videos about the exhibitions and experiences.

- Outdoor Lounge: There is an open lounge on the roof.  Here, you can look out the surrounding landscapes.

 

Hours

Museum Hours

 

Summer (Mar-Oct)

09:00~18:00

Winter (Nov-Feb)

09:00~17:00

Holidays

Every Monday, New Years Day (Morning), Chuseok (Morning)

 

 

Exhibitions are open everyday / Admissions accepted until 30 minutes to closing.

 

 

Admission Fees

 

Class

Individuals

 Groups (20 or more)

General

1,000

700

Youth/Army

700

500

Elementary School

500

300

Senior (65 and older), Kids (7 and under)

Free

 

 

Exhibitions are open everyday / Admissions accepted until 30 minutes to closing.

 

 

Local Transportation

 

Seoul Chuncheon Yanggu (2 hours 30 min)
SeoulNamgyangjuCheongpyeongGapyeongChuncheon (Bypass: Bypass toward Sinnam-gu at Palmi 3-way Junction about 1.5km from Euiam Tunnel)National Highway 46 Yanggu

 

SeoulHongcheonYanggu (2 hours 40 min)
SeoulYangpyeongHongcheonBypass (To Wonju/Sokcho at Yeonbong 3-way Junction)Inje/SinnamTo Yanggu/Chuncheon at Sinnam 3-way JunctionYanggu

 

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Information

  Bangsan Porcelain Museum 033-480-2664   
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