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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  • Yes, its free. If you really interest in history please pay a visit here. This is one of the best "free" museum i ever visit. Very technology orientated and you can take some photo with plane, helicop...  more »
  • We visited this site as part of our detailed study of leadership of the Korean War. Well worth the trip educationally and historically  more »
  • We recommend this museum to all of our friends who visit us in Korea. It has so much information about the Korean war as well as a huge range of military tanks, planes and even a boat outside. It's gr...  more »
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  • Nice place to know and understand about the various wars happened in Korea.. exhibits were very informative.. kids would have the outdoor exhibition, which has airplanes,tankers and a ship.. there is also a small children's museum , where kids also learn about war..
  • A great experience in learning about Korean history, not only about modern Korea battle but also back to when Korea was first founded. The overall experience can take between 2 to 4 hours although we stayed for 5 and still didn't finish. Best of all, it's free and foreigner friendly with videos, graphics and displays all available in English. A must visit for any tourist visiting Seoul
  • I love that the museum provide free English tour guide. The person who was tour guiding us was lecturer and he was very informative. The part that I like most is the 4D cinema where we can do simulation to Korean war. A must visit place if you like the history of Korean war.
  • Very cool place. There are 3 floors which explains the The Korean Three Kingdom, Korean War and the present Korea. There were many informational video for the Korean Three Kingdom and were available in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, extremely detailed. As a Historical fan, I spent my entire day there. Furthermore its free too!
  • Very interesting and free. It not only shows tanks and so on outside but the inside shows a range of inner Korean wars since around 1300 or so. They are presented in a very interesting way including also videos and so on in English. Also interesting for children if they speak English or the parents are willing to translate. Would definitely recommend it. Go from the bottom floor up in chronological order.
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