|Haegang Ceramics Museum (해강도자미술관)|
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|Although the museum is currently undergoing some renovations, only the Ceramics Culture Room is closed. The Haegang Commemoration Hall, Souvenir Shop, and the Research Institute are open to the public and are free of admission.
The Haegang Ceramics Museum (해강도자미술관) is Korea’s first museum dedicated to ceramics. It displays ceramic crafted works, the very essence of Korean traditional art, including the celebrated celadon porcelain, as well as punch’ong ware, and white porcelain. The main building, which strikes harmony between the basic frameworks of Eastern and Western architecture, offers something to see in and of itself. The museum was founded by the late Yu Geun-hyeong (pen name Haegang) and his son Yu Gwang-yeol (pen name Haegang) in the spring of 1990; it fosters the inherited traditions of Korea’s ceramics culture and strives to develop it further. In addition to exhibiting and preserving traditional ceramics, the museum is engaged in various academic activities and publishes relevant materials. It is contributing to cultural preservation and development by educating Korea’s youth and public about ceramics.
|Pottery, celadon, black ceramic, Buncheong ware (a grayish-blue-powdered celadon), white porcelain, etc.|
|Exhibition Hall Information|
|* Main building of the Haegang Ceramics Museum
Ceramics Culture Room, Haegang Commemoration Hall, Souvenir Shop, Permanent Relics Exhibition Room, Office, Academic Research Room, Library and Storage Room
* Work Building of the Haegang Koryo Celadon Research Institute
Potter’s Wheel Room, Sculpture Room, facility to acquire high-quality soil, defective ceramic ware-destroying site, Haegang Bronze Statue, 2000(Icheon)’s Kindling, outdoor rest area
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Adult 2,000 won / Group (more 20) 1,500 won
Youth 1,000 won / Group (more 20) 800 won
Child 500 won / Group (more 20) 400 won
|Buses from Seoul (Dong Seoul) to Icheon run every 15 to 20 minutes from 06:20 to 22:40; it takes around one hour.
Take an intracity bus to Sugwang-ri from the Icheon Terminal or seat bus 114, get off at Sugwang-ri (수광리) and walk for three minutes.
|www.haegang.org (Korean only)|