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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
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"military history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to the Memorial the day before a scheduled DMZ tour. It is well organized and interesting. There is an outdoor exhibit of tanks, planes and boats used in the Korean war. Exhibits are marked in English and Korean. Spent several hours at this museum.

Thank lovewarmwintertravel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This war museum in Seoul South Korea was such a great experience! I went there in December 2015 on a business trip & I was amazed at how well put together the exhibits are. A few of them are audio-visual & interactive. They do a...More

Thank DrMoSilwadi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a great place to learn more in-depth what the war was like and struggles of those who fought through it. Their are so many displays and exhibits written in English. This museum is one of the best war museums I’ve been to. They...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

good to visit such place to know more about histroy of Korea and see some memorial things. it takes 2 hours

Thank fareedt99
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a must visit place for each and every individual, it's an open museum. Its displayed real ships Helicopters, Fighter planes those have participated in the war. Most wonderful thing is that all names of the soldiers who sacrifice their lives in the war are...More

Thank Shijithlal R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must see place in Seoul, it was a very heart warming experience to see it, very well done and staff there were very nice and helpful

Thank Umesh M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Museum you can go back several times and still find it fulfilling. It is very informative and the exhibits were fantastic. The history of the war was well communicated in English as well

Thank brad k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to many war museums and I have to say that the War Memorial of Korea is the best. Lots of statues/monuments and army vehicles outside including a very interesting area for Korean children about surviving a chemical, nuclear or biological attack. It was...More

Thank Dirk_Schmoker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third visits and reviews. This museum is amazing. I just came back from a week visit in D.C and went so many museums there and other museums all over the world but this is one of the best museum in the world....More

Thank junechild
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much history it was a bit overwhelming. Much more to it than just the Korean War. We ended up there about two hours before closing and it wasn’t enough time.

Thank Heather S
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albara90
April 5, 2018|
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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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Rachel L
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Chano-Tiano | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Even the videos have multiple options for language.
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san20sg
November 4, 2017|
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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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