The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul

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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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  • This is one of the stops on the hop on hop off bus. My first time coming to Korea I did stop off here as my last stop for the day. I didn't go in the actual building but I walked around outside as the...  more »
  • Nice to see near hisrtory. Outside are equipments and full story of Korean War. Other histori is quite limited. Recommed  more »
  • Went with friend to this museum. The museum is so big and informative. I love how they keep tracking al their heroes.  more »
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  • 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.
  • A must see. Memorial statues are quite poignant and leave an impression. Museum part was very interesting and so much Korean history. They really cover everything and the exhibits were awesome.
  • We walked the grounds. The sculptures are very moving, perhaps one of the most touching memorials I've been too. The plains, tanks, and missiles were also a favorite of our inquisitive 3yo. We spent more than an hour in the excellent (and free) children's museum, where everything is hands-on.
  • Massive! So much to see and learn. There are quite a bit of English language signage but not as descriptive as the Hangul. It’s thoughtfully laid out and when I visited there were a lot of kids. A really good historical overview with great collection of airplanes and tanks outside. Deeply moving.
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