The War Memorial of Korea

04353  29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  

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The War Memorial of Korea was established to remember the Korean War (6. 25. 1950 ~ 7. 27.1953) and to symbolize the desire for peaceful reunification of Korea. The museum consists of 6 individual exhibition halls and a combat experience room, a screening room and an outdoor exhibition area with memorial statues.

The Statue of Brothers located in the south-west corner of the outdoor exhibition area at the museum symbolizes the Korean War and the hope for reunification. The statue depicts a scene where a family’s oldest son, a South Korean soldier and his younger brother, a North Korean soldier meet on a battlefield. Their embrace expresses reconciliation, love and forgiveness.

There is an extensive garden area around the memorial with an artificial waterfall, and a lake where visitors can picnic whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape. The museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts in the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. It takes visitors about three hours to complete the tour. The first floor exhibition hall features a history of war from prehistoric times up to the Korean War. The combat experience room on the third floor offers visitors a special opportunity to experience a simulated life and death situation on the battlefield through special effects.


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04353  29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  
Line 6 Samgakji Stn. 5 min. walk from exit 1.
Line 1 Namyeong Stn. 10 min walk from exit 1.
Line 4 Samgakji Stn. 3 min. walk from exit 11, 12.

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Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 4036 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The War Memorial of Korea

  • a very moving experience
    this memorial park and cemetery is beautiful and very moving. we learned alot in the little museum there about the Korean War, also a beautiful park
    Rating:5 marilyn m2019-04-17
  • WOW!
    Excellent museum - It's part memorial part museum. While there is always some sombre moments visiting a war memorial, I found this one to be very well designed and tourist friendly. It tells the...
    Rating:5 FiverACT2019-04-16
  • Awesome....awesome....awesome!
    This was my highlight in my trip to SEOUL. Fantastic military equipments on the outside and very informative musseum on the inside. Btw, admission is free.
    Rating:5 Luckyrocky2019-04-16
  • Excellent museum, worth a visit!
    An excellent museum to learn about Korea. Great exhibits and storytelling. Entrance is free and you can download an audio guide when you get there using their free Wi-Fi. There's some focus on wars...
    Rating:5 cdngirl12302019-04-15
  • As Deep as You Want to Go
    Covers everything from thousands of years ago to the present conflict, with a surprising amount of depth in any area. Would be good for kids or especially for adults.
    Rating:5 CadetTraveler2019-04-14
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