Seodaemun Prison History Hall2041 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 251 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-23608586
- Ticket Price: 3000 KRW
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Hall
A fascinating place to visit, the Seodaemun prison is where a number of Japanese soldiers were tortured and later a number of Korean patriots were imprisoned too. Visitors can see the original prison cells where a number of independence campaigns were masterminded. In many ways, these prison cells were where the Korean democracy movement took shape. At one time, during the anti-Japanese protests of 1919, this jail which had a capacity of only 500 people was actually holding 3500 prisoners in dire conditions. You can get to witness these harsh conditions and torture techniques through the various exhibitions and photographs. An outdoor memorial pays respects to many prisoners who succumbed to their death here.
Seodaemun Prison History Hall Travel Tips
- English Interpretation Services offered. Call before if you are interested.
Entrance Ticket Details For Seodaemun Prison History Hall
- Adults(over 19) 3,000 won / Group 2,400 won
- Youths (13 - 18) 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won
- Children (7 - 12) 1,000 won / Group 800 won
Seodaemun Prison History Hall Hours
- Last admission is 30min before closing.
- Closed on Seollal and Chuseok.
- Closed on Mondays (If a holiday falls on a Monday, then the museum opens on that day, but closes the following day (Tuesday).
How to Reach Seodaemun Prison History Hall
- Nearest Subway: Dongnimmun
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Seodaemun Prison History Hall Reviews & Ratings
This place will bring you back to the historical time of Korea. This prison was the biggest prison in Korea at that time. Many independent fighter of Korea was jailed here by Japanese. You can see photos of Koreans that fight for their country's independent. This place is very good for education and for knowing south Korea's history more.
Quite an interesting museum. Tours were very educational and informative about the condition and history of this former prison. There was a special exhibition during the month of September featuring specifically the history of Jehovah's Witnesses in S. Korea and their battles with unjust imprisonment - September, I believe was 80 years since they experienced imprisonment. That exhibition was very intriguing, and although somber, it left you feeling amazed.
This is one of the most educational places I visited in Korea. It displayed very well the unchanging conscience and love we all have for our God Jehovah!
Saw the history of Jehovah's witnesses. This was a moving exhibit worth the trip. Spiritual heritage moments.
And interesting place to visit to learn a bit more about a prison erected under colonial rule. As expected quite jp bashing, but in that context I guess correct. Pay a visit if time allows