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The War Memorial of Korea

29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
+82 2-709-3139
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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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29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
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Reviewed today

The outer grounds of the War Memorial of Korea are impressive enough, with several larger-than-life statues/monuments, as well as an impressive collection of interactive planes, ships, and ground vehicles from the Korean War and beyond. The outer walls of the museum are lined with the...More

Thank DantesCaulfieldGatz
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The war museum offers an excellent way to learn about Korea’s war history. It is well laid out, informative, thoughtful and multi-lingual. The grounds are also pretty impressive, with plenty of ex-service aircraft and tanks to walk amongst.

Thank MissAS80
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Reviewed yesterday

I stopped by to use a few hours before I flew out, and I should of allocated more time. Covers the full history of war from Korea's beginnings until present time. Huge building, with plenty of interactive exhibits. There is a large number of items...More

Thank Jeff D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So much to see - you really need at least a good half day to get around the exhibits and displays. History about the conflicts in the region range from ancient wars to current situations including the Korean involvement with peacekeeping forces. Very emotional, as...More

Thank Mandy L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went expecting to be there for a couple of hours Five hours later we had to leave as we had other things to see And we only scratched the surface Expected to focus on the Korean War but this place is about so much more,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The War Memorial of Korea had sculptures and artwork that were very moving and showed how the South Koreans feel about the war with the North and their hopes of reconciliation for a one Kore. The area also had some nice cherry blossom trees. Worth...More

Thank rpyap
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being a war buff, this was a really cool museum to visit. I loved the dioramas that were on display as it really gave you a feel of how it would have been during the Korean war. What a great tribute to the fallen too!...More

Thank boo_tofu
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our visit lasted almost six hours. The first hour was spent outside, in extremely cold weather, looking at aircraft, tanks, missiles, bombs, trucks, helicopters, and even a war ship from the last 100 years. Very impressive outdoor memorials that are worth visiting as well. Once...More

Thank kurteg
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must-visit for history buffs and people interested in diplomacy, intl relations and politics. Makes you appreciate international cooperation in resolving conflicts, and restoring peace. Come here also to honor the soldiers who died or went missing during the Korean war. The facility has...More

Thank Hans A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As an history buff, going to Seoul without being to the war memorial is half the experience. The museum was well organized with great exhibits. The only down side was the fact that for some attractions, curtain hours are available. So you cant always explore...More

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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, its open on Saturday and closed on Mondays
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Response from 1GirlArmy | Reviewed this property |
You can take the subway and alight at Samgakji Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 11 or 12. It should be a few walks away from the exit.
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