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The War Memorial of Korea: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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“great museum”(108 reviews)
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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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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 yesterday

An excellent place to visit. Well prepared information for tourists. The volunteers give you a very good guide in different languages. Lots to see and you can spend a whole afternoon there. A place likely missed by many tourists but is very worthwhile experience. Take...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mary c
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to learn about the Japan-Korea war, I had very little knowledge before going. By the time I left, I learned a whole lot. Definitely visit if you have the time and you are in Itaewon area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ol b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited as part of a Seoul city tour and wish we could have returned to spend more time here. Emjoyed the bronze statues outside as part of the plaza. Wonderful displays inside. The memorial hall caused me to reflect deeply on the toll of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TrudiC44
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The memorial is easy to get to by train, and it is very quiet and not crowded with tourists. There are many things to read and objects of history to see in their museum. If you like to visit museums and read about their historical...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AsianYl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very tastefully done audio visual explanation of the history of South and North Korea. The various rooms inform visitors of aspects of the war period and the U.N. and specifically, U. S.’s involvement. There is sufficient signage or videos for English-speaking visitors.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Martha200
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An in depth look into the Korea war Dedicated at least a couple of hours as there are .any inrersting exhibits

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Itay V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must place to visit if you want to know more about what happened before and during the Korean war. Quite moving displays and a lot of information given. All Allied countries who joined in this war (including the Philippines) are also honored in this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rolskyeatsandtravels
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful museum that encompasses thousands of years.Very well done and very surprising that it was free.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank RMH53
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The war memorial was a lot better than I thought, I wish I spent more time here to see all the floors and exhibitions. Reply well run and it’s free

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was going to be a museum about the Korean War but I was wrong, it covers the history of warfare on the Korean Peninsula since like the dawn of time haha. There are displays of ancient arrowheads and things like that, as...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank dctrjeep
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2 April 2019|
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Response from guidemi | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a translation audio services you can rent at the information counter~
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
6 April 2018|
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Response from samfromau | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes, its open on Saturday and closed on Mondays