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War Memorial of Korea, Seoul

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
Initially used as the Korean army headquarters, 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. Make War Memorial of Korea part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Korean War memorial is a massive site dedicated to those that fought and gave their lives to defend South Korea from communist North Korea and China. The displays are awesome and the sculptures ca...  read more »
  • I visited the Exhibittion Hall at the War Memorial, Yongsan in Seoul. The sculptures are the memory of the Korean War, the clock stopped the hour of the beginning of the Korean War. You can see the fl...  read more »
  • It's free to visit, so why not stop by? Even if you just go for the walk around of the mostly Korean War equipment pieces they have on display outdoors it's worth the 1/2 hour alone. One complaint, if...  read more »
  • Really informative museum. It was interesting to see the massive history of Korea. Last Wednesday of every month is cultural month, which means free admission to museums and cultural areas. However it's quite cheap to enter here definitely worth the price.
  • If you are Koreans, Americans and anyone who likes history of Korean War you must see this museum. It is one of the most impressive museums I have ever been to and you can spend a whole day. It is worth spending your time. It is located in Yongsan in Seoul.
  • It's a great museum. I spent 2 hours to see around and it's so impressive. The text of every explanation I found useful and easy to understand for foreigners.
  • Great museum that can be done at any pace. Lots of different types of exhibits as well as short videos, military hardware, artifacts, etc. Covers the history of Korea, the Korean war, post-korean war, and other topics. Recommend at least three hours to see the whole place. Free admission. Ditch the map. Directions are very easy. Follow the arrows on the floor and they'll take you through the whole museum. If you're short on time it's easier to walk briskly through areas following the arrows than navigate the different rooms individually.
  • Plan at least a half day to visit this museum, to learn more about the war. Nice exhibits, with many weapons on display. Highly recommended.
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