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“Amazingly interesting and well organized”

The War Memorial of Korea
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US$40.50*
and up
Seoul Morning Half-Day Tour including Seoul...
Ranked #3 of 797 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a MUST visit. The museum is amazingly rich with the war history of Korea with special emphasis on the Korean War.
Try and have a guided tour as this will lead you through the most interesting stops in this museum. Later on you can go back and re-visit it.
Entrance is free and so are the guided tours.
We learned A LOT from it.

Thank DrGalia
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The war memorial museum is huge and very moving. Maybe over 1000000 died and for no clear advantage on either side and no clear ending. The struggle of Koreans over 2000 years to have their own country, free and independent, is well highlighted .

Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place because it is near our hotel. We now wonder why we did not visit this place on our previous trips to Seoul. It is not just a memorial. There was an open air exhibit of the armament that took part in the Korean War. There is also a military history museum, showing warfare on the Korean peninsular from ancient time to the Korean War. Highly recommended to all who are interested in history and warfare.

Thank Chin Kiat C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a good place to visit if you would like to know about the war history of Korea. A lot of planes, tanks and equipments used during war are displayed.

Thank Chrystle L
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a very educational museum. It is free of charge. You can also bring home a thick book about Korean War. The builiding is very nice, quite and peaceful. You learn a lot about the War. You may have hear about Korean War, but after the trip you will know all.

If you like to read everything in detail, 1 day barely enough. For me, I will visit again because I still not able to go over the top floor....

For the museum, there are no sign. When you exit the subway for museum, remember just go straight and follow the road. The museum is actually on your left hand side when you exit the station. However, you will not be able to see because of the surrounding building. (I actually got lost).

2  Thank SallyL1177
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