Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Seoul

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#10 of 91 in Museums in Seoul
Seodaemun Prison History Hall document's the building's role as a tool of political repression, first under the Japanses colonial regime and then under numerous Korean dictatorships. Take a guided tour of the facility, which dates to 1908, to visit former cell blocks and various exhibits, such as realistic recreations of the torture methods once used within the walls there. In a separate building, you can journey through the prisoner’s experience, from torture to court appearance and finally executioner's chair. Outside, a thought-provoking memorial lists the names of those known to have died at the prison as well as those whose names are still unknown. Take a look at our Seoul trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to Seodaemun Prison History Hall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 4, 2017
    For the first time since stopping place families and often happens. However, should the sick kids remember history even though, over time, is not directly suffered, I forgot the Hebrews. So I'm deulreugon a few years each. Every time I go so hard, but it's hurting, we shouldn't forget where I think. The future not forgetting the history of the nation. Port-of-call for the education of the younger ones as well, but with your friends or lovers and it's also a good visit, I guess.
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  • September 28, 2017
    I think it was a lot of time to see and feel. Just take a look at the book on was actually imprisoned independence fighters, they feel what life did little to be seen. This is for those of you that were imprisoned in this photo plastered for going into the room in the picture when you see a little crush was larger. I would like to say thank you. Please be sure to visit.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Is the place to go as the Japanese once as I went. Went on Sunday that not too many people imagine that parking lot is full, I was surprised at the heavy traffic roads. Many children and families. It is a tourist destination. A lot of groups of children and been briefed by Avid. Did not meet with the Japanese. Realistic doll was a long time ago, so was removed. Prison still stock a variety of even is. I think when I go people want to go there and visit, so no harm.
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  • July 11, 2017
    This place is underrated by tourists. It's not even advertised on travel guides. But I think it's very educational and interesting. The entrance tickets are cheap so give it a try! :)
  • May 22, 2017
    The history here is well preserved. The facilities are constantly being updated and fixed. There are four languages for everything (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), so you're sure to be able to understand. It's a powerful experience!
  • April 20, 2017
    A very interesting place to visit to understand how the men and women of korea fought for their independence against the Japanese. Seeing the different ways that they were tortured and the conditions of their imprisonment, one can only feel a sense of sympathy yet in awe of how they survived the war. Definitely one of our top favorite visits after touring Korea twice. If there were more English translations, I'll have given it 5 stars.
  • April 25, 2017
    Interesting to grasp what japonese occupation could look like. However only few content was translated. Many school trip make the place more lively
  • July 7, 2017
    Hisotrical place where korean patriots suffered from the persecution of Japanese colonization! We need to remember the sacrifice and endurance of Korean ancestors!

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