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Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum

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New building

They have since my last visit moved the museum to a new building just next to the old one. Worth a... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
548michaelc
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Stockholm, Sweden
Massive, detailed and tremendously moving

Cold war propaganda distorted our understandings of this terrible war (1950-53) and its... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Tim2037
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Fast tempo walking and listening to your guide. The revolving stage and presentation of the war was interesting, but totaly onesided of course. The building is impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Olle D
Reviewed 13 September 2018

They have since my last visit moved the museum to a new building just next to the old one. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Cold war propaganda distorted our understandings of this terrible war (1950-53) and its consequences. Here is the side from that part of Korea which was not conquered and colonised. Trophies from the US war machine, tales of resistance and the final US capitulation. An indispensable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tim2037
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Of course, the museum is organised from the North Korean perspective. Rightly so. It brings you very close to the reality of war. With images. Movies. Captured airplanes, tanks etc. With reconstructions of war scenes etc. All in all impressive. Also to see the clear...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danielontour
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I was actually quite impressed by this museum. A lot of propaganda, as expected. But the museum is really very well made. A combination of modern and traditional, and enormous in size. We had very limited time to spend so it felt more like a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GryVeb
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I went in May 2018, and our group was here for about 2 hours--i wish we had a whole day here. I'm neither a war buff, nor a museum buff, but the exhibits here are fascinating (and the USS Pueblo is awesome!). There's a gigantic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aimeescreenname
Reviewed 14 May 2018

One of those almost compulsory visits in any DPRK tour itinerary so it's just a matter of going thru the motions and putting up with the distorted view of the world being pushed by the guides. It's interesting just to hear what they say and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Macca3820
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I already been in met moma london museums, louvre etc but this one is amazing. The museum is super new and everything is really well done... You can see a 3d effects and a demonstration of how everything happened at this time... Simulations, panormas etc....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank P9641XDjoeld
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This museum has recently been rebuilt and I have to admit it’s pretty impressive. Outside you have numerous UN war vehicles that were left behind in Korea after the war. This also includes an American spy ship that the Korean people see as a great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was certainly an eye opener and it surpassed all my expectations. Usually I do not like to visit war museums, but this was the BEST EVER. Unfortunately one cannot take any pictures inside the museum, because ALL the exhibitions are fascinating and very realistic....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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