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Iron Museum
Eumseong-gun, Korea, Republic of
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Seyun Cultural Foundations, which was founded on August 28, 1991, was registered as Iron Making Records Center on December 29, 1999. The museum was first opened on July 21, 2000 under the name of Seyun Iron Museum. It was then changed to Iron Museum on July 4, 2004. Having undergone a site renovation and maintenance improvement since 2005, it reopened on May 18, 2009. The two-story museum, with a total floor space of 6,364 ㎡, holds more than 4,000 artifacts. The ground floor has a display of iron meteorites that show the origin of iron, documents on traditional iron making technology of Korea and the development of the iron industry around the world, and materials on iron culture of the modern days. The First floor includes contemporary iron art. Outside, various large pieces of equipment are exhibited including an iron-making furnace of the late Joseon Dynasty period that has been restored from Gyeongju Yongmyeongri, and a 15 t electric arc furnace that had been used in the Busan factory of Dongkuk steel Mill, which lead the Korean steel industry for the first time in 1966. Other facilities, include a sword-making studio, Jeongpyong, where visitors can make and own their own swords, and an education center where seminars are held and other research activities can be carried out. * Hours of Opening: 10:00-17:00 * Closed every Monday, Tuesday, January through February, Korean Thanksgiving Day * Admission fee: Free

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Address
360, Yeongsan-ro, Gamgok-myeon, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea, 369-854 
City
Eumseong-gun
Country
Korea, Republic of 
Website
http://www.ironmuseum.or.kr
Contributor
Chang, In Kyung 

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