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Introduction to the Forest Museum

Forest Museum was established in order to collect mountain forest and forestry data and education, specimen classification and current status, preservation, exhibition and research. The traditional Korean construction concept was adapted whilst using modern materials like granite on the exterior of the building. Reinforced concrete was also used during the construction of the museum. It has two stories above the ground and one underground level and totals 4,617㎡. Inside the building, it is built with materials from Gwangneung Forest such as Korean nut pine tree and larch. The facade of the museum represents the wall painting of the ancient Baekjae Dynasty, Samsumunjeon, and it is engraved in a modern sense. It embodies the harmony of nature: mountains, trees, water, rocks and clouds.

The ceiling of the entrance was built with lumber, which was a group of removed trees from forest thinning and it is a fine example of lumber building.
The headstone in front of the Forest Museum is collected from a river in Dongdangri, Sicheonmyeon, Sancheon Gun, Gyeongsangnam-do and the 34 kinds of rock samples are housed in the middle of the square building.

  • Front View of Forest Museum
    Front View of Forest Museum

    Front View of Forest Museum

  • Front View of Forest Museum
    Front View of Forest Museum

    Front View of Forest Museum

  • The 1st Exhibition Room (Live Forest)

    The 1st Exhitibion Room Map

    Living Forest Video System The video system displays beautiful forests by introducing visual art techniques using multiple monitors. Eight monitors are installed on the zelkova symbol wood. Five monitors installed below them show plants, insects, amphibians, mammals living on the ground. Three monitors in the middle offers the view of leaves, fruits, flowers and birds, butterflies. Beautiful forest scenery is available to be viewed by visitors in eight minutes with background music.

    Zelkova Symbol Wood The wood was digged from the submerged area of the Andong Imha dam. It has five trunks that form one tree and is 18m in height and 6.2m in girth.

    Worldwide Main Wood Sample Wood samples of 21 species of domestic and foreign trees are on display in the 1st exhibition room. The exhibition allows visitors to compare and observe their use and features. It is also possible to compare domestic and foreign wood as each of them are used on the left and right handrails of stairs respectively. For domestic timber, the museum houses conifer trees including pine tree, Korean nut pine tree, Korea fir tree, larch as well as broadleaf trees such as oak tree, white birch, alder, paulownia tree, zelkova tree, and poplar. As for imported timber, conifer trees including Oregon pine, hemlock, spruce, and tropical broadleaf trees of Southeast Asia such as lauan, apitong, jelutong, capol, teak. On the surface of the Oregon pine, it has a chronicle which allows visitors to compare Korean history with foreign history through annual rings of the tree.

    The 1st Exhitibion Room The 1st Exhitibion Room

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