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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
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+82 2-709-3139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make...

Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes.

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Must see place in South korea

It is a must see place in South Korea. Full Korean war history is displayed in the museum. Need almost a day if you want to cover every thing in detailed.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a must see place in South Korea. Full Korean war history is displayed in the museum. Need almost a day if you want to cover every thing in detailed.

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent attraction with first class exhibits inside and out and full description in multiple languages. We visited this venue with our grandson who is studying the Korean War at school.Highly recommended attraction, a definite 'Must See'.

Thank Frednpol
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't have enough time to go to the entire War museum and will go back in the future by planning more time to see it all. We only went into the Korean War area. Very helpful in understanding the war and the peace and reunification that South Korea desires. Great displays inside and outside. Outside displays include a ship... More 

Thank abbagail
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice museum with a lot of detailed and interactive information ! Don't wait for the 4D theatre, but if you're there on time try it. It's fun.

Thank Tobias Kuhlmann A
Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I`ve visited this place several times, each time it`s a great feeling, there are many showrooms and different items regarding the korean war. I`ve seen also represented all countries witch took part to the conflict. Outside there are all the weapons of the korean war (tanks, aircrafts, choppers etc.) I suggest yout!

Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the outdoor exhibits and the various exhibits indoors too. However, more labelling or explanation would have been helpful in some of the indoor exhibits

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to go to learn about the Korean war history and also the current relations with North Korea. It's a very moving museum with a lot of emphasis placed on peace and reuniting with Nkorea. Definitely give yourself 2-3 hours for a decent visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, ensure you visit the war museum which is located nearby the war memorial to learn more regarding the history.

Thank Amy P
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went there with my parents when we visited Seoul. My dad & I were quite blown away with the details of the permanent exhibition. The vehicles and machinery on display were really interesting. It also taught us a lot about what happened in Korea war and the role of UN in helping South Korea at that time. The personal... More 

Thank Inem
San Francisco
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The War Memorial is both a memorial and an excellent museum. From the perspective of a Korean-American, its explanation of the history leading up to the war and the phases of the war was excellent and in-depth. Although there is a definite perspective (from ROK viewpoint), the presentations were much more objective than I expected. If you are visiting Seoul,... More 

Thank Joseph S

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