|Korean Deung-Jan Museum (한국등잔박물관)|
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|Deungjan (등잔, Korean lamps) that used to light up the nights in Korea, and have all but disappeared into the ‘back streets’ of history, have now been gathered together in one place – the Korean Deung-Jan Museum (한국등잔박물관) – where their enchanting flames are once again illuminating Korea. Based on materials that were collected for roughly 40 years by the now octogenarian Dr. Kim Dong-hwi, the Korean Deung-Jan Museum was established in September 1997 as a theme museum of Gyeonggi Province in Neungwon-ri, Mohyeon-myeon, Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province. The museum was built to mimic the image of the fortress walls in Hwaseong, Suwon, and as a result the building bears a resemblance to a lighthouse. The first and second floors of the building, which has one underground floor and three floors above ground, are exhibition halls. The basement floor is a rest area for seminars and a wide range of performances. There is also an outdoor exhibition space that measures around 2,644 m2 and includes native rocks, various types of trees, and a pond.|
|Exhibition Hall Information|
|○ Exhibition hall on the first floor
The first-floor exhibition hall shows how Korean lamps were used in the daily lives of Koreans in the past. Folk products used in those times are also on display, giving th e visitors a richer and more complete expecience.
○ Exhibition hall on the second floor
There is the ‘Lamps in History’, ‘Lamps of Beauty’ and the ‘Special Exhibition Hall’. The second floor exhibits leading examples of lamps for different eras, forms, materials, utilities, and production techniques.
○ Outdoor exhibition hall
There are various seongmul (stone figures placed before a tomb) and folk products exhibited in the garden of the museum, including stone lanterns and platters, and millstones worked by a horse or ox.
The underground floor of the museum is called the Sangudang (a civil minister during the Joseon era). It is a multipurpose cultural space with 150 seats for performances, special exhibitions, seminars, and symposiums.
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Adults 4,000 won / Youths 2,500 won / Children 2,000 won|
|Take bus no. 1500 at Yangjae station in Seoul, get off at the Neunggol Three-way Junction in Neungwon-ri, Mohyeon-myeon, walk in the direction of Suwon for 300 meters, cross the bridge at the entrance of the burial ground of Jeong Mongju (Korean scholar during the Goryeo Dynasty) and walk 600 meters.|
|www.deungjan.or.kr (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)|