The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul

4.6
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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  • A total look at Korea at war from early time through Japanese imperial invasions to present day. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • As war museums go this was all the encompassing for the Korean Peninsula. Korean friends back home stressed that we must see this. Well, there is a fair bit of jingoism here and I can see why Koreans ...  more »
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  • Amazing museum and surprisingly accessible as a non Korean speaker. The Korean War aspect was interesting but it was really cool to see items from other eras of the peninsulas history going back for centuries. Lots of audio and visual references kept everything engaging and there were still activities that would be good with kids if you have any.
  • The best war memorial I’ve visited. Entrance is free. Unfortunately, my partner and I missed the guided tour as we were having a hard time using the maps. I enjoyed so much during my short 2 hours here. It was very detailed and very vivid. Wished I had more time to learn more about the war that shaped modern Seoul.
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