Since the university approved the establishment of a museum on April 8th, 1980 from the then Ministry of Education, the museum has actively carried out academic research activities. The most outstanding example is the surface survey and excavation survey on relics and ruins of the Silla and Gaya periods in the Nakdonggang Zone. The museum mainly excavates ruins and relics in Youngnam area and publishes academic reports, much more exhibiting major relics.
In addition, it focuses on research and excavation of various cultural heritages including the resuscitation of the Catholic Religion through the survey and excavation of the Hanti Catholic holly site.
Weekdays : 10:00 ~ 16:00
Closed for weekends, legal holiday
A. First exhibition room(History of Catholic University)
Seonmok Theological College founded in 1981, which succeeded to the philosophies of Seminarium Sancti Justini founded in 1914, merged with two-year Hyoseong Women's College founded in 1952 and grew to be what the university is now.
The exhibition shows the past and present of the university including international exchanges with foreign universities, research activities and student achievements, not to mention the resources that show the histories of two colleges before the merge. Theme-based exhibition facilitates understanding of visitors.
B. Second exhibition room (Archeological relics)
The exhibition presents lives of ancient people from the advent of human being to the formation of a state.The exhibition room features relics and remains found in the Korean Peninsular dated back to the Bronze Age and the North South States Period.
In particular, it exhibits various relics and remains from the Silla and Gaya periods unearthed by its own excavation activities. The representative relics are those excavated in the ancient tumuli in Seonsan-eup, Gumi-si, Gyeongbuk and Yonggang-dong, Gyeonggju and the site of ancient kiln in Daegok Residential Site Development area.
C. Third exhibition room (Coryo, Joseon)
The collections in the third exhibition room show the lives of people during Coryeo and Joseon periods. Many ancient artifacts including pottery, craftwork items, everyday articles and folk materials are displayed in various manners. The exhibits allow visitors to imagine an aspect of lives of ancient people and further, the ideological development.
The museum plans to hold a special exhibition that gives an insight on the four ceremonial occasions (Coming-of-age, Marriage, Funeral and Ancestor Worship), folk believes and new-year customs.
D. Fourth exhibition room (Memorial Room of Monseigneur Jeon Seok-Jae)
Monseigneur Jeon Seok-Jae was the founding father of Hyoseong Women's College with the aim at fostering talented women and providing advanced education for women in the war-stricken country, Korea. This room is in commemoration of his life and achievements. His efforts and achievements linger even after more than half century and act as the prime mover behind the development of the local community as well as the university.
The room exhibits various materials that demonstrate his committment to education and his personality as a catholic priest.
E. Special exhibition room
The rooms opens when various special exhibitions are held. The special exhibitions held so far are the photo exhibition of Korean garden culture, the special exhibition of old books possessed by the National Library of Korea, the history of Hyoseong Women's College in the 40th anniversary of foundation, the special exhibition of Korean Church history and the special exhibition of the paintings and writings donated by Mr. Lee Byeong-Jae.
Now, the museum is holding the special exhibition of the relics donated by Mrs. Lee Tae-Jo who was the graduate of the Department of Korean Language and Literature. It will make an active effort to hold exhibitions for professors and alumni of the university.
The museum has prepared 80 seats for classes of museum-related courses and liberal arts. The audiovisual room is equipped with various audio and visual equipment and video materials. The museum plans to continuously add up equipment.
The souvenir shop sells many gifts and souvenirs for the purpose of PR and visitor service. In the future it will set up a section for professional books related to museums.
Address : B6, University Museum, 13-13 Hayang-ro, Hayang-eup, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea