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The War Memorial of Korea

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
+82 2-709-3139
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum and Memorial. Large airplane venue with all Korean War airplanes and jets used during war. Had a nice live military march display and plenty of war history. Would go back if ever in Seoul again.

Thank Rgr57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting to see how Korea views it's military and relationships with other countries. There was a military parade going on during our visit. It was in honor of the Veterans.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth every minute. Gives real feeling of this not justified war that caused many many casualties of Korean civilians and American soldiers. Many interactive activities. Good organization. Monument very impressive. A Seoul must to my opinion

Thank heinrich618
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Korean war is very important in the contemporan history of Korea, we went to the english guided tour done by a guide who had some souvenirs from the period. weapons, tanks, ships military plans.. A place to visit in seoul

Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A free museum which offers plenty to see. It highlights the Korean War Outside with tributes to the flags serving under the U.N. Inside there is a lot on the history of Korea. Lots of planes, tanks etc outside to take photos of.

Thank perfect_spy
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you only had enough time to do one thing in Seoul, this should be it. We found this place unexpectedly moving. It does have the most massive display of military equipment I have ever seen in one place, but the overarching theme is one...More

Thank uostatechef
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think everyone has to go here once. It's one of those things you do as a tourist. Some of the sights are cool but overall it does not compare to other international cities.

Thank Daydream55053332471
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of old aircrafts, tanks and a war ship. They did great on remembering the heroes who fought in this war. The plan was to stay an hour but took us 2 hours. Time flies when one is enjoying. The best museum I’ve been to...More

Thank Marybeth Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The memorials are spectacular as was the military school display that was taking place when we arrived at 10am. You can easily spend hours walking around the tanks, planes and other military artifacts in the park.

Thank gymgirl40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

well I am not really interested but went there because I had too ... but it’s ok ... what do you expect ? sad past ...

Thank Janice G
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September 5, 2018|
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Response from Junsu L | Reviewed this property |
No need to back..besides some of the employeees tjere speak little English.so u cant be disappointed
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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Response from Chano-Tiano | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Even the videos have multiple options for language.