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Cheongju Early Printing Museum which houses the metal movable types for the Buddhist scripture Jikji, printed in 1377. The rest of the museum has displays with detailed explanations of the publishing process of Jikji along with some old Korean printing woodblocks and movable types from...More
If you come to Cheongju as a tourist it's one of the places you're going to want to visit. It is average at best but has there's no a lot to do in the city it's worth the stop. Although I wouldn't make the trip...More
You can see diaramas of the making and use of the earliest moveable metal type that predates western printing by around 200 years. Koreans invented this metal typeset in the 13th century. The jikji is the earliest printed publication. Interesting and worth a visit if...More
We visited the Early Printing Museum and we're delighted at the quality of the exhibitions once we got past the animatronic display.
The actual exhibitions are a comprehensive look at printing history and techniques which were based upon the UNESCO Memory of the World book...More
The early printing museum is a great rainy afternoon activity. There is English labels on most exhibits and they have the oldest movable style printing press of a book that is still in print. It's interesting and free.
Reasonably interesting, but probably not one that will thrill kids. It's well maintained, but the film at the beginning, as the other reviewers have mentioned, is probably the most interesting bit, and for all the wrong reasons. It was entirely empty when I went.
This is said to be one of the main attractions in Cheongju. The home of a printing press before Europeans. Park like grounds. Not a lot to see but if you are in town any way. Many languages accomodated.
- Free admission
- Exhibits are quite comprehensive and well organised. (Detailed explanations on the printing techniques developed from each dynasty were given)
- Beautiful museum compound
- Nationalistic. As some of the reviewers have mentioned, the exhibits are curated in...More
While the printing of the Jikji and invention of metal type are extremely important, they are not a reason to proclaim the genetic superiority of Koreans. The museum is informative on most points and is housed in a beautiful building with lovely grounds. Overall, the...More