Culture & Tourism

Jincheon Bell Museum

Jincheon Bell Museum
Jincheon Bell Musuem
1054-12, Baekgok-ro, Jincheon-eup

The Jincheon Bell Museum was opened on September 2005 to expand awareness of the excellent Korean bells and their great artistic value that received recognition worldwide through various activities including exhibitions and education programs. As a result, many people have been engaged in studying, collecting, exhibiting, and preserving Korean bells.

The building of the museum is located in the history theme park against the backdrop of the scenic Baekgok Lake and the beautiful park. Two large bells are opened to the public to allow everybody to ring them so the beautiful sound of the bells can be heard at all times. You can understand the Korean bells' history and the associated culture at the exhibition of Korean Buddhist temple bells ranging from the united Shilla Dynasty and Goryeo Dynasty to the Joseon Dynasty until the modern times in the permanent exhibition hall. You can also learn about the production process and scientific secrets of Korean bells through various exhibition data. Furthermore, various cultural and educational programs including an exhibition of bells from various parts of the world, educational programs of the museum, the Jucheoljang (casting) training center, and a demo of the traditional casting technology as well as special exhibitions of various subjects are being conducted every year. The Jucheoljang (casting) Training Center, opened in on June 25, 2013, has the best educational facilities including a laboratory for trainees, a casting room with high-tech facilities, a hall, and a lodgment.
The 'tangible and intangible cultural assets' of Korean Buddhist temple bells are located in the bell museum.

The creative patterns and artistry of the bells received high recognition worldwide, so much so that the ‘Korean Bell’ scientific name was given specially. The peals of the Korean bells have been expressed as 'the sounds that wake your souls and enlighten the world.' because they sound magical due to the scientific factors in their production method. Therefore, the Jincheon Bell Museum established the Jucheoljang (Casting) Training Center that passes down the casting technology of Jucheoljang, which is the National Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 112, and educates people on the production process of Korean bells. It is the only multi-cultural space in Korea where you can watch the tangible Korean bells and the technology behind it, an intangible asset.

  • Exhibition guide
    • Open hours : 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ticketing time : 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    • Closed on : Every Monday, January 1, Korean New Year's Day, Korean Thanksgiving Day
  • Parking facilities : 300 Cars
  • Traffic information
    • Passenger cars
      • Enter Jungbu Expressway Jincheon I.C. (Takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.) Turn to the left on Jincehon I.C.
      • Turn to the right on the Seongseok Intersection
      • Turn to the left on the Byeokam Intersection.
      • Go straight to Baekgok Reservoir
      • Turn to the left after passing Janggwangyo Bridge
    • Public transportation
      • 1 Buses run from Dongseoul Bus Terminal and Nambu Intercity Bus Terminal to Jincheon Terminal from 06:00 a.m. to 07:50 p.m. (It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes)
      • 2 uses run frequently from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal to Jincheon from 06:50 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. (It takes 40 minutes.)