The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul

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Initially used as the Korean army headquarters, The War Memorial of Korea today serves to memorialize the nation's military history. Established in 1993, the building contains six indoor exhibition halls and one outdoor center, which displays more than 13,000 military items and war memorabilia. With the purpose to educate future generations by collecting, preserving, and showcasing historical records and relics, the museum has become one of the most prominent touristic landmarks of its kind in the world. Explore the halls divided into different themes, such as the Korean War, war history, and large equipment room, among others. Some special exhibitions require purchasing a ticket. You can plan Seoul trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The ticket forgot what it is, it is not expensive anyway. There is a lot of inside, you can see a whole afternoon, the plane of the aircraft tank model is also a lot of eyes. The history of Korea is introduced from ancient to modern times, to the war on the island, and to the wars of Japan and neighboring countries.
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  • Overall a very good military museum, lots of English translations. 3 floors with some very good exhibits, good details on what went on in the war. Also has modern weapons in it, so definitely ups the ...  more »
  • As the Museum watch free worth very much. Fellow who just in Japanese and Dokdo Museum and take a picture with the model of the takeshima Islands (official?) It is infuriating that.
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  • Loved it! We spent about 3 hours there and it absolutely flew. So much to see and read, and there's tons of short video clips as well to help piece everything together. The exhibits are fantastic. They're super creative and the people who set them up have really paid so much attention to detail. I highly recommend it. It's free as well,which is unbelievable considering how much stuff and Information they've jam-packed in here.
  • Great place to visit! We had a great tour guide. There was so much to see. We spent a whole day here and still didn't to get to see everything! Do plan a couple days, so you can take your time exploring.
  • A very nice place. Astonishing nice. It has a beautiful museum inside which you can enter for free. Unexpectedly a strange experience for me. The "back yard" has a very interesting surprise for every boy. Uncountable military old and young timers. Very nice images can be taken there. I definitely can recommend this place to everyone.
  • It's a very great tour , spending couple of hours and got a huge information of Koreans War. Some movies makes me cry and felt that I was the part of that War. Salute to soldiers. Best place to bring our new generation to recall the memories how they struggled for a Nation. Entry is totally free. Knowledgeable information of History is available in forms of booklet. Staff is there for help or guidance. Highly recommended. 😊
  • Got a great opportunity to spend a couple hours prior to closing at the War Memorial. This was definitely an eye opening experience. The museum is truly well done and provides a great overall history of the conflicts throughout the peninsula. I only wish I had a few more hours to experience everything the inside, and outside, of the Memorial, had to offer.

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