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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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  • This is a superb reminder of why freedom wins! All kinds of airplanes, watercraft, guns, bombs, remeberances, photos, etc., in many, many large rooms, plus an outdoor exhibition that is second to... 
    This is a superb reminder of why freedom wins! All kinds of airplanes, watercraft, guns, bombs, remeberances, photos, etc., in many, many large rooms, plus an outdoor exhibition that is second to...  more »
  • Our visit to the museum was too brief and I look forward to returning on my next visit to Seoul. The exhibits cover thousands of years of Korean history and is a fitting tribute to their ancestors... 
    Our visit to the museum was too brief and I look forward to returning on my next visit to Seoul. The exhibits cover thousands of years of Korean history and is a fitting tribute to their ancestors...  more »
  • A museum worth visiting, tells of the suffering of the Korean people in the years of various wars, a wide variety of exhibits. 
    A museum worth visiting, tells of the suffering of the Korean people in the years of various wars, a wide variety of exhibits.  more »
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  • Grand hall that demonstrates people's relentless efforts to protect their home and their country. Considering what is going on in Afghanistan I realized how important is for every citizen to have ownership of their own country. I will visit again and I plan to spend a couple of hours to grasp all valuable lessons from the past history.
  • Great place to walk around outside. There are many planes and helicopters to come close to. I haven't visited the museum yet due to COVID restrictions but I understood it to be huge and informative.
  • Amazing and free much like the museums in London. This facility is top notch with detailed history of the Korean peninsula essentially from ancient times to present. It would be easy to spend a few days here and still not comprehend all the details. This is a place of reverence and honor for the Korean people's the heroism is humbling. Strongly recommended.
  • Very interesting, there is a lot to see, it is difficult to see everything in one visit. You can spend more than one day in the museum because it has so many things to discover about Korea's history. Totally recommend!
  • Very nice museum with rich history, there is some overlap with the National Korean museum like the 3 kingdoms exhibit. However some exhibits were closed due to covid such as certain movie exhibits

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