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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  • Each time I return to Korea, this is a must see on my list. This year for the first time I took my wifre. This is not a day to rush. Take ypur time, look and read. The displays inside and out ate seco...  more »
  • Never thought to stop at this war museum, just because of the jet fighter outside of the museum that you can see when bus passing by that place. I just walk alone in this area start with the all the w...  more »
  • Children and adults alike can enjoy the sights and read up to the space. And also you can get the authentic learning it's a beneficial space
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  • This museum has both war memorials and occasionally other displays. I visited recently to see the National Geographic Photo Ark display. While the memorial is great by itself, it is made even better when you can go and visit the unique displays it hosts. There is a large outdoor section with military vehicles and a large inside section with history and museum displays.
  • In general, I’m not a big fan of war memorial museums. But this particular War Memorial of Korea is really interesting. First it’s free. Then, you’ll learn so much about United Nations and the Korean Wars , and the countries who have helped South Korea in the war. The best part is , you get to actually touch and take pics with real airplanes, tanks, army equipments etc. So cool. Worth visiting !
  • Very well done memorial with beautiful sculptures, and old military vehicles and weapons to look at. The museum was also very well done. All the information was organized, detailed, and immersive. Couldn't see everything in one day, so I'll definitely have to go back.
  • Loved it! We spent about 3 hours there and it absolutely flew. So much to see and read, and there's tons of short video clips as well to help piece everything together. The exhibits are fantastic. They're super creative and the people who set them up have really paid so much attention to detail. I highly recommend it. It's free as well,which is unbelievable considering how much stuff and Information they've jam-packed in here.
  • This Museum is the size of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum but is dedicated to war. Not just the Korean War in the 1950s but of the more than 70 Military Conflicts/Wars Korea has been in. The Korean Peninsula is fertile land and China,Manchuria, Russia, Mongolia, Japan, France, United States, Great Britain have all tried to control Korea. But the Korean people are very strong and have their own destiny to follow. Unfortunately world powers try to use the Korean people as pawns. But the Korean people are too strong for that. Korea only gets stronger. Korea will alway win.
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