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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버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보
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.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.5 (Based on 4174 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of The War Memorial of Korea

  • Not much english
    Good for an afternoon, loss to see and do. I though it would be a bit boring as really not into war stuff. I was pleasantly surprised, liked walking around all the aircrafts.
    Rating:3 travel-bag-packed2019-10-17
  • Great display
    We visited by subway to Namyeong Station exit 1.It is 200 metres away.There are war memorials and a collection of artillery,aircraft,and armour outside.We also enjoyed boarding the Naval vessel.The...
    Rating:5 Steve D2019-10-16
  • Interesting history
    Interesting War Memorial even I prefer some other time instead of the Korean War. But really organized and well presented and well served by busses and others public services. You can enjoy your...
    Rating:4 gianpaolob4492019-10-15
  • Moving memorial for the Korean War
    Wonderful museum/memorial. An excellent place to learn about the Korean war. Plenty of English signs and English speaking guided tours. They have artifacts from Russia, North Korea, South Korea, and...
    Rating:5 Kathy W2019-10-13
  • Interesting
    This was a really interesting visit, especially for someone like me who wasn't familiar with the situation in Korea prior to The Korean War. You could spend hours at this place as there's not only...
    Rating:4 sch82019-10-13
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