The War Memorial Of Korea

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  • 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: Museums, Military Museums, Memorial, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts

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.

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  • The War Memorial Of Korea Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • The War Memorial Of Korea Contact Number: +82-27093114
  • The War Memorial Of Korea Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • The War Memorial Of Korea Price: Free
  • Best time to visit The War Memorial Of Korea(preferred time): 09:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The War Memorial Of Korea: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Seoul include The War Memorial Of Korea in their plan

  • 53.26% of people start their The War Memorial Of Korea visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The War Memorial Of Korea

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

90.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The War Memorial Of Korea

People normally club together Changdeokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower while planning their visit to The War Memorial Of Korea.

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  • Very tastefully done museum. The focus seems to be on Korean war history in general, versus specifically the Korean War. Not that it doesn't have a great exhibit on the Korean War which takes up almost half the museum. The rest goes from ancient Korean warfare, all the way to modern ROK deployments. The outdoor exhibits and building architecture are also great with stuff like a B-52s and Soviet tanks. It's a simple walk from the number 6 line subway station. Admission is free for the general museum. It offers tours in Korean and English. Almost all the exhibits have English and Chinese translations. I'd recommend spending a good 4 hours here to explore all three floors. There are clean bathrooms (with soap and toilet paper!) as well as a small cafe to get some coffee and a snack. There are free lockers (they do take 100 won deposit however) so you can store your backpacks and whatnot.

  • One of the best war museums & memorials in the world. Huge building and huge outside area with exhibits mostly from the Korean war in 1950s. Very interesting setup, interactive guidance and explanations, lots of maps, videos and models make you feel inside of the story. Outside exhibition of tanks, airplanes and other machinery used adds to the whole experience. Truly must-see place for any history enthusiast visiting Seoul

  • Wonderfully detailed, covers and informs all parts of the war including it's build-up and aftermath. Deeply respectful and can really move you if you let it. It's an honor to visit and pay respects.

  • Interesting memorial and museum to gain better knowledge in Korean history and especially regarding the Korean war and all the connecting events! The memorial is very fine and offers a big open plaza. Further, there is a collection of old war machinery like tanks and aircrafts. Inside there is a vast exhibition covering large parts of Korean history. For improvement could have been more material in English, the majority has English translation but not so extensive as the original Korean ones.

  • Very detailed explanation of Korean history throughout the museum. Sadly I didn't leave enough time here, but I did learn all about the ancient history of Korea up until the Korean indepence era. If you love to read up everything in museums, then I'd suggest you to allocate 3-4 hours here!

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