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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, South Korea
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+82 2-709-3139
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I learned more about the war than I had known. It is a very interesting museum. I would like to spend more time to see everything.

Thank CHRISTOPHER M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is huge! I loved the huge, moving statues outside. We couldn't even cover a quarter of the place!

Thank Tamara B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is beautifully presented and a guided tour is a must. The guide will give a detailed description of South Koreas invasion by the north and its visually stunning and thought provoking. There is a large area outside full of tanks, airplanes, a ship...More

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to the War Memorial of Korea several times. Each time I learn something new. It's a great museum and has very cool exhibits that make it easy to understand the history. I especially like the exhibits on the Korean War. If you visit,...More

Thank Rachael Jael W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't even go inside as it wasn't open that but still spent an hour looking at the memorials in the gardens. Very poignant.

Thank RickieJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 1st time experience going to a war museum indeed it’s a must visit place in Seoul. Pretty cool place wit lots of war machines on display.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many visitors from outside of Korea have limited familiarity with the events surrounding the Korean Conflict. This memorial and the museum grounds provide an excellent overview of the sometimes violent history of the Korean Peninsula and specifically the war between the ROK and the DPRK....More

Thank Sensaywhat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just a memorial to the Korean War but it also has displays from conflicts on the Korean peninsula from ancient time to present time. It provided a very good history of Korea. There were also plenty of military hardware on display on...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A massive war memorial and a great place to take a pictures of the automobiles and planes on display outside. The museum is clean and intuitive and provides lots of information about wars in Korea. It will take a good 3 hours to check out...More

Thank pinchetravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here the first time with my family about one year and a half ago. We loved it! We also saw a demonstration of sorts. It was fantastic! It's like the changing of the guards in Gongbukgyeon palace only with a huge amount of...More

Thank Jose H
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albara90
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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Rachel L
26 November 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
5 November 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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