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The War Memorial of Korea

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Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes.
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29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
+82 2-709-3139
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Reviewed yesterday

this memorial park and cemetery is beautiful and very moving. we learned alot in the little museum there about the Korean War, also a beautiful park

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank marilyn m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent museum - It's part memorial part museum. While there is always some sombre moments visiting a war memorial, I found this one to be very well designed and tourist friendly. It tells the story with easy to follow layout and exhibitions. Highly recommended to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank FiverACT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my highlight in my trip to SEOUL. Fantastic military equipments on the outside and very informative musseum on the inside. Btw, admission is free.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Luckyrocky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An excellent museum to learn about Korea. Great exhibits and storytelling. Entrance is free and you can download an audio guide when you get there using their free Wi-Fi. There's some focus on wars, but lots of general history as well. Explains a lot about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cdngirl1230
Reviewed 4 days ago

Covers everything from thousands of years ago to the present conflict, with a surprising amount of depth in any area. Would be good for kids or especially for adults.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CadetTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited with my friend from Australia. He didn't have any knowledge of South Korea. I thought this place just explain about weapon or flight of war something ... I have been there, but I didn't remember well. And I knew I was totally wrong....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank graces0910
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is quite big it will easily take 4-5 hours to go thru all. So we joined a hour guided tour. Very good. Now we understand more about the history and how the Korean people were suffering. Is a MUST if you wanted to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JosephineS577
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the great things about the museum's in Seoul is that most of them are free to include the war Memorial. It's easy accessible by metro, it's huge with great visual history on the inside and has a large park on the outside. It's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank filetmignon96
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really glad I spent a few hours at the War Memorial. So moving. There are free tours in English (one in morning (10?) and 2pm. Many audio visuals to make it interesting, and worth visiting the outside just to see the monuments. Bonus--beautiful cherry trees...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Naxcel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Before heading to the DMZ pay a visit to this museum. You need to understand the histoty of this torn country.

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 1, 2019|
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Response from guidemi | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a translation audio services you can rent at the information counter~
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Junsu L | Reviewed this property |
No need to back..besides some of the employeees tjere speak little English.so u cant be disappointed
April 5, 2018|
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Response from samfromau | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, its open on Saturday and closed on Mondays