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The War Memorial of Korea

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

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About

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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Address
04353  29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul  
Subway
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 4102 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The War Memorial of Korea

  • Exceptional Museum!
    Honestly one of the best Museums I have been too! Well spaced out, clean and taken care of. You can feel the respect for their history in the information and atmosphere you see and feel. No charge...
    Rating:5 MouseyCrox2019-07-20
  • Outstanding Museum & History of Korea
    Sadly, Korea's history has been marred with warfare over the centuries. But this museum is a great collection of this history with artifacts, interactive displays, and panoramas that take the...
    Rating:5 dolphinslaxer2019-07-17
  • Great museum, educational and fun.
    Wasn’t too sure what to expect from this museum, but upon arrival we were blown away by how massive the place is. The museum was really large inside and out, with lots of exhibits to look at...
    Rating:5 lukektravels2019-07-14
  • Educational experiance
    Was great to learn so much about the Korean war and the struggle the KoreN people had to go through after that to become who they are right now.
    Rating:5 Hani B2019-07-14
  • Best war memorial and museum
    Huge collection, spanning early Korean history to most recent conflict in the Gulf. As expected, there is a significant focus on the Korean War, but there is much, much more. The outdoor exhibits...
    Rating:5 H3565SVscottw2019-07-13
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