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The War Memorial of Korea

Open Now: 09:30 - 18:00
Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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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
+82 2-709-3139
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Reviewed today

Take your time at this place. There is so much to see. Outside and in. It takes you through Korean war history for ancient to present.

Thank Jasev01
Reviewed today

I didn't look at pics or read reviews prior to going and was pleasantly surprised by the detailed history lesson that was presented. I spent many hours here. Thoroughly enjoyable if not sobering.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum to learn about the war of Korea. Had outdoor and indoor exhibits to visit with planes and ships. Good place to go to learn more about what occurred during the war.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As history enthusiasts we visit a lot of museums and this one was well worth the trip. It is easily accessible from the Samgakji metro station. The museum is beautifully designed and set out, and the exhibitions are informative and thought provoking. All the signage...More

Thank taitaihk
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a week in Seoul, and I would rate the War Memorial my favorite attraction. South Korea really went all out on this -- no expense was spared! I have been to other world-class war museums such as the War Museum in London and...More

Thank ardenvalia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very education and entertaining. I learned a new thing or two. You can go in the vehicles and planes. Go a bit early because it gets crowded.

Thank King2511
Reviewed 4 days ago

The memorial is worth a visit if you have a couple of hours. The exhibits are interesting. There is a section on the armor used in the wor such as Russian tanks, a MIG 15, and other military weapons, There is a Cadillac Limousine gifted...More

Thank Yatriguru
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got to this war memorial as early as possible because it gets filled with crowds and children. I which there was also more control since many people were climbing statues with clear warning. Overall it was interesting to learn about the south korean perspective on...More

Thank SaemaR
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its probably the best war memorial I have ever visited in any city or country. The eye for detail is exceptional with a huge collection of war memories including a World War II fighter jet ! Highly recommended and dont miss this place if you...More

Thank Avinash B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I tought I would stay just a couple of hours here, but ended up been there for the whole day. There is a lot to see and to learn

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6 September 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
5 April 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.