The Dongsan Museum was established in January 2013 by Dr. Lee Jeong-bok, a medical doctor, to promote ceramic and stone culture to the people and provide cultural space. Through systematic collection, preservation, exhibition and research of earthenware, ceramics and stone artifacts that have been used for thousands of years since prehistoric times, it was established to develop traditional culture and contribute to the emotional cultivation and social education of citizens. This museum is trying to understand, develop, and hand down traditional culture as well as cultivate moral character and educate society.
Korean ancestors made pottery with the red mud common to the peninsula in the prehistoric ages and which is still being used. As a result, pottery is a living witness as well as a companion of the vibrant Korean culture that has continued for thousands of years. This was the first private museum in Daejeon and was established by Dr. Lee Jeong-bok, a pediatrician, in 1997 so that students could promote an understanding of traditional culture. And it was relocated to Gongju in 2013 and was called Dongsan Museum. The main collectibles are earthenware, ceramics(Celadon, Buncheong ware, White porcelain, Blue and white porcelain), stone artifacts, old books, old documents and folklore.
Permanent Exhibition Gallery : pottery
Special Exhibition Gallery : Traditional Wooden Furniture, Special Exhibition Works
Open Air Museum : Stone artifacts, natural stone
Experience Learning Center : Folklore