|Sejoong Museum (세중옛돌박물관)|
|Sejoong Museum consists of 14 exhibition chambers (1 indoor and 13 outdoor exhibition venues) and over 10,000 stone sculptures excavated from across the nation.
Main types of statues include: stone Mun/Muin Seok (generals/scholars) that guard the spirits of the deceased at the graveyard; the comical Seoksu, which protect the King’s tomb; Jangseung & Beoksu, guardian spirits that prevent evil spirits and enemies from invading the village; Sotdae that are tall enough to look out for the safety of a village; Mangbuseok (faithful wife stone), a legendary faithful wife who became a stone after waiting and waiting for her never-returning husband; Dongjaseok, a cute child monk that grabs the eyes of passersby; Dol Hareubang, a symbolic stone sculpture of Jeju Island; and Hyojaseok, which commemorates a filial son.
Other pieces include Buddhist relics such as stone pagodas and lamps, a horse-pulled millstone, well stones, stone pots, and other daily items used by Koreans from ancient times.
|Exhibition Hall Information|
|*Exhibition Hall #1 - Jangseung Hall (장승관)
A wide range of wooden Jangseung totem poles (e.g. Sotdae)
*Exhibition Hall #2 - Beoksu Hall 1 (벅수 1관)
“Hill of Joy, Anger, Sorrow and Pleasure" showing human facial expressions of each emotion
*Exhibition Hall #3 - Sadaebu Tomb Hall (사대부묘관)
Restoration of Sadaebu Myo (nobility graves) showing tomb patterns from the Joseon Era
*Exhibition Hall #4 - Seokin Hall (석인관)
Seokin (stone made man) in diverse costumes including Munin Seok and Dongja Seok
*Exhibition Hall #5 - Province Hall (지방관)
Munin Seok, Muin Seok, Beoksu, and Dongja Seok in diverse shapes by region
*Exhibition Hall #6 - Jejudo Hall (제주도관)
Overview of traditional Jeju Island culture
*Exhibition Hall #7 - Seoksu Hall (석수관)
Decorative graveyard sculptures of sheep, horses and tigers.
*Exhibition Hall #8 - Daily Life Item Hall (생활유물관)
Historical relics and daily items such as stone mill, stone mortar, brazier, hand mill stone, and stone for pounding clothes
*Exhibition Hall #9
Dongja Hall (동자관) - Stone sculptures of children
*Exhibition Hall #10 - Folk Hall (민속관)
Historical relics and stone sculptures related to folk religion such as Namgeun Seok, Sindang and Minbul
*Exhibition Hall #11 - Beoksu Hall 2 (벅수 2관)
Beoksu (stone statues similar to and including the Dol Harubang)
*Exhibition Hall #12 - Buddhist Hall (불교관)
Buddha sculptures, stone pagoda, Buddhist paintings, halos, and other Buddhist artifacts
*Exhibition Hall #13 - Indoor Hall
Historics relics from the New Stone Age to the Joseon Dynasty
*Exhibition Hall #14 - Special Hall
Cultural heritages and historical items recovered from Japan
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Adults (ages 20-64) 5,000 won / Group 3,000 won
Youths (ages 13-19) 3,000 won / Group 2,000 won
Children (under 12) 2,000 won / Group 1,000
|TEL 031-321-7001 / FAX 031-321-7002|
|Take a bus from Yongin Bus Terminal to Sejoong Museum.
(7 times a day: 07:30, 09:00, 10:20, 13:00, 14:40, 16:30, 18:30)
|www.sjmuseum.co.kr (Korean only)|