Outdoor exhibitions

The outdoor exhibition site of the Yeoju Museum exhibits relics that have been either donated or scattered over Yeoju. (Include Civil Official Stone Statue, Millstone Worked by Ox, Memorial Stone Honoring Lee Gyu-bo, Memorial Stone Honoring Mokeun Lee Saek, and Memorial Stone Honoring Muksa Ryu ju-hyeon.) It is a good opportunity to experience various historical heritages for citizens and to give educational guides of stone artifacts for children.

Main collection
  • Memorial stone honoring Mokeun Lee Saek
    Memorial stone honoring Mokeun Lee Saek
    This stone is to commemorate Mokeun Lee Saek (1328~1396), a great scholar during the late Goryeo Dynasty. This stone was created by Lee Hyeon-gu, a descendant and a famous scholar of the Chinese classics, to mark the 600th anniversary of his passing. This stone is made as the shape of a sailboat and boasts excellent formability. There is a poem by Lee Saek on the front of the sail and there is a brief description of Lee Saek's life on the back. Hong Gi-pyo was responsible for the stone while Lee Sang-gyu handled the writings on the stone. The stone was installed and exhibited at the Yeoju Folk History Museum (current Yeoju Museum) on October 30th, 1996.
  • Memorial stone honoring Lee Gyu-bo
    Memorial stone honoring Lee Gyu-bo
    This memorial stone was installed to commemorate Baekun Lee Gyu-bo (1168~1241), a great writer during the Goryeo Dynasty. On the front of the stone, there is a sentence stating that this stone is to commemorate the great writer Lee Gyu-bo in bid characters while there is an epitaph created by Lee U-seong, chairman of the National Cultural Center, and engraved by Ha Han-sik on the remaining parts. This stone is exhibited in the Yeoju Folk History Museum (current Yeoju Museum) in 1996 sponsored by the Munsun clan of the Yeoju Lees.
  • The memorial stone of Ryu Ju-hyeon
    The memorial stone of Ryu Ju-hyeon
    This is the memorial stone of Ryu Ju-hyeon (1921~1982), a representative modern novelist from Yeoju. On the back of the stone made by Gu Sang, Ryu's life written by Won Jung-sik was recorded. The stone was installed in the outdoor exhibition of the Yeoju Country Historical Museum (current Yeoju Museum), corresponding the will of the people of Yeoju.
  • Little Boy Stone Statue
    Little Boy Stone Statue
    These two little boy stone statues politely grappling with both hands are made of granite. They were discovered during an archeological field study conducted in the Gyori area by the Yeoju Folk History Museum (current Yeoju Museum). It is presumed that they were made around the King Seonjo during the Joseon Dynasty considering the style of architecture.
  • Civil Official Stone Statue
    Civil Official Stone Statue
    This civil official stone statue was discovered in a deserted tomb around the tomb of Min Kyeong-hyeok in Hageo-dong, Yeoju. It wears an official uniform that was popular during the middle of the Joseon Dynasty.
  • Incense Pedestal
    Incense Pedestal
    This stone is to put an incense burner when doing ancestral rite.
    The scent coming from the incense purifies the air and drives away insects. The incense pedestal is placed in front of the tomb stone. This incense pedestal is unique in that it has relatively intact patterns.
  • Stone Stupa of Great Master Chwiamdang
    Stone Stupa of Great Master Chwiamdang
    This stone stupa of great master Chwiamdang was found in Jueosa Temple Site in 1997. The date of construction has not been confirmed. The stupa was collected by the Cultural Office of Yeoju in 1997 and then was exhibited at the Yeoju Folk History Museum. It is now being exhibited at the outdoor exhibition area of the Yeoju Museum. Jueo-sa Temple has important historical and religious significance as it is a place where Kwon Cheol-shin (3rd year of King Jeongjo's reign) learned Christianity with his disciples in 1779 and is the cradle of Catholic in Korea.
  • Stone Stupa
    Stone Stupa
    This stupa is a pavilion to enshrine small crystals found in cremated remains of monks(Sometimes Being called ‘Budo’). Octagonal-shaped stupas were popular during the united Silla Dynasty while stone bell type stupas were in fashion during the late Goryeo Dynasty and the early Joseon Dynasty. General stone stupas during the Joseon Dynasty were thick in the body, the stylobate, and the roof, making sculpted ornaments bid and thick. After that, the bodies of stupas became like a ball and the eaves were in thick, vertical sections, making the roofs narrow and high. This stone stupa has relatively intact patterns and roof stone.
  • Dragon Head at Godal-sa Temple Site
    Dragon Head at Godal-sa Temple Site
    This artifact was discovered during an archeological field survey of Godal-sa Temple Site. While the relic embodies the head of a dragon, it is not clear what kind of stone work it was came from.
  • Well
    From old times, a well is a artificial facility where people can get water. The types of wells are classified into three: wood, stone, and earth. The ancient wells that are currently identified are mostly stone wells. This well-finishing stone to finish the rims of a well is in a shape of quadrangle.
  • Millstones worked by ox
    Millstones worked by ox
    This millstone is to pound grains using the workforce of an ox and is also called Yeonjamae. It was used in eokgeum-ri, Gangcheon-myeon and Samseok-ri, Ganam-eup.