The War Memorial Of KoreaCurrently Closed
- Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-27093114
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Memorial, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts
The War Memorial Of Korea - Review
One of the darkest phases in the history of this country is extremely well documented in this museum located in the Yongsan-dong area of Seoul. The Korean War was one which had a number of significant influences on the nation and how it is today.
The museum houses war memorabilia, military equipment, period art and exhibits and is a huge draw for tourists on a regular basis. It is recommended that visitors begin their tours from the outside before heading inwards. This is because the outside of the museum has a lot of fighter plane exhibits.
The numerous tanks and war machines including reenactment sets of famous incidents make this museum a must visit location. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.
How To reach The War Memorial Of Korea by Public Transport
- Namyeong Station, Line 1
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The War Memorial Of Korea, Seoul Reviews
So much history & excellent exhibits This war museum in Seoul South Korea was such a great experience! I went there in December 2015 on a business trip & I was amazed at how well put together the exhibits are. A few of them are audio-visual & interactive. They do a great job at educating foreigners like myself & locals alike of this trying time in South Korean history. Definitely recommended to go there at least once
A must-see if you’re in Seoul. It’s a great memorial/museum. Lots of military hardware displayed outside. It’s very cool if you’re into that sort of thing. You can pretty much sit in/on most of the military gear. Great for photos. And the museum part of it is also very cool. Lots of history and historical significance of the most recent wars that have shaped this peninsula. I think the admission is free if I remember it correctly.
This museum is free of charge and is huge as well. It also offers a good explanation on Korean history for a newcomer like me, which was nice. I wouldn't necessarily call it a "children friendly museum", but then again I don't have kids. I also assume that the target audience is adults and not children so it really doesn't matter. All in all this is a great museum for people interested in Korea. We visited this museum before we did a day trip to the DMZ. This was very helpful as we understood a lot more of the tour guides explanation.
**** THE GOOD: We went during a super hot summer day, on a Monday when the museum was CLOSED for the day (every Monday, plus maybe Sunday). We were able to walk through the outside of the large granite buildings, and also walked through the outdoor exhibit of military equipment, like tanks, artillery, jets, etc. I can only imagine what the inside was like, but the scale of the entire museum grounds was super impressive. **** THE BAD: I walked around the “ring of honor” style placates, commemorating the different countries that sent soldiers to Korea to fight (and die) during the “conflict”, aka “war”. I was surprised (or not really) that France sent a pitifully small number of soldiers (like 700 soldiers) while other much smaller and less developed countries sent so many more. Haha. Just a joking jab again the French! **** THE VERDICT: Based on the super impressive scale of the grounds, and because I’m personally interested in old-fogey things like war museums, I would definitely go back on a non-Monday and also when the weather is cooler.
The War Memorial of Korea (free entry) is an important attraction dedicated to the Korean War which raged over the Korean Peninsula during the early 1950s. There are six themed halls and a large outdoor exhibition area where you can spend several hours learning about the Korean conflict. Note the museum is closed on Mondays. As you approach the War Memorial, you will see several large outdoor monuments which set the stage for a educational it not sombre experience of visiting an attraction like this. There are also numerous military vehicles, planes, vessels, equipment in the outdoor exhibition area that are worth spending time to view before or after you enter the monument to explore the halls within. Exhibition rooms do a good job of presenting the war in a mixed variety of ways and medium; traditional text and figurative displays, cased displays, wall maps, sounds of the war and even 4D experience of MacArthur's landing at Inchon. In this manner, there is a nice effort to make the memorial as accessible as possible to a younger audience, who might not enjoy traditional war and military museums. At the War Memorial you will find expected lockers, a cafe and gift shop at the War Memorial of Korea but no wifi, unlike the various national museums you can visit around Seoul. Photography is allowed throughout as well. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here leisurely going through the exhibition halls learning about the Korean War. We very much appreciated our latest visit to the War Memorial of Korea. This is one of those attractions that can have a real impact on visitors, a place you want to return to during future trips to Seoul.