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Gallery&Museum Book City Letterpress Museum

WriterAdministratorDate12/06/2019

Book City Letterpress Museum1
  • Location

    Paju

  • Address

    145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

  • TEL

    +82-31-955-9151

You can witness the history of Korea’s last metal movable type foundry, Jeil Letterpress. The Forest of Letterpress has the largest number of movable type, 20 tons, 22,000 types, and 35 million letters.

The history of the world’s first letterpress country
You can witness the history of Korea’s last metal movable type foundry, Jeil Letterpress.
The Forest of Letterpress has the largest number of movable type, 20 tons, 22,000 types, and 35 million letters.
The living heart of the world’s only book city
Albion, the world's oldest existing printing machine model, and Korea’s best letterpress printing equipment that continues the history of Daegu Bongjin Printing House
Printing and bookbinding facilities that actually work including Vandercook, Poco, and the letterpress printing machines of Daegu Heavy Industries
Perfect educational programs, from writing to bookbinding
The optimal system where you can experience all 4 elements of a publication cultural power (paper manufacture, type-casting, sentence making, and printing skills)
Paper manufacture, writing emphasizing the subtleties of the Korean language, publication editing, type-picking printing, and bookbinding
Experience all types of printing including woodblock, copper plate, zinc plate, letterpress, resin plate, mimeograph, and silkscreen printing

Letterpress Museum Tour & Program*Duration: 50 minutes - 2 hours
Single Program
You can make a book simply by folding, and witness the demonstration of letterpress printing and book binding equipment including the world’s oldest existing printing machine model Albion, and try printing for yourself using copper plates.
Beautiful Hanji Making and Printing Class
You can make beautiful hanji paper using mulberry fiber and experience printing with old printing machines.
Advanced Typesetting Class
You can print a card with your own sentence or a sentence you select by picking and setting types yourself.
Making Your Own Book
Select content that you like from or relating to the Thousand Character Classic, Aesop’s Fables, aspiration, dream, love, Ko Un’s collection of poems, hanji notes, etc. Find your name from the 1.7 million movable types and print it on the cover. Finally, finish your book with traditional Korean bookbinding.
Puppy Book Making
You can easily make a book by folding large paper printed with the story of the companion animals of a veterinarian named James Herriot, based on the folding method that is actually used in the printing industry. Color the cover to finish. 

Opening hours : 9am-6pm
Closed dates : Open year-round
Admission fee : Single program: KRW 5,000-30,000 | Contact the museum for other programs.
Directions : By car - Pass Jangwol IC on Jayu-ro and go toward Book City. | Public transportation - Go out of Hapjeong Station Exit 1, take bus #2200 (30 minutes), and get off at Eunseokgyo Sageori.