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The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)

  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
  • The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관)
Address
29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 29 (용산동1가)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-709-3144
Operating Hours
09:30-18:00
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed
Mondays (closed the following business day if Monday is a public holiday)
Length of Tour
Approx. 2 hr
  • Information
    Introduction
    The War Memorial of Korea, located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, exhibits and preserves materials related to the Korean War and serves as a national moral educational venue. It was established on June 10, 1994 by the War Memorial Service Korea Society to commemorate the noble sacrifice of patriotic martyrs. The museum houses approximately 33,000 artifacts with about 10,000 on display at indoor and outdoor exhibitions. There are six separate indoor halls, including Expeditionary Forces Room, Patriotic Memorial Room, War History Room, 6·25 Korean War Room, Development Hall and Large Machinery Room. The outdoor exhibition showcases large-sized weapons. Visitors of all ages from children to adults can also participate in 20 various educational programs and diverse cultural events such as military music and honor guard events, drawing contest, cultural event and more. The character of War Memorial of Korea is ‘Mudori’ featuring a helmet symbolizing the protection of the nation and a bay leaf meaning peace.

    Founding Organization
    Department of Defense

    Managing Organization
    The War Memorial of Korea

    Structure Size
    Total Area 116,793 m²
    Total floor area 84,129 m²
    Exhibition halls 20,360 m²

    Collections Status
    Approx. 10,000 items

    Program Information
    Cinema theater, F-15K 3D experience, Operation Chromite 4D experience, Steller's Sea Eagle protection exhibition, battlefield experience

    Exhibition Hall Information
    * Memorial Hall
    This is an exhibition hall dedicated to the memory of patriots involved in past war efforts. The place presents sculptures, reliefs, and wall paintings under the theme of overcoming hardship, and working towards the unity, prosperity and eternity of the nation.

    * War History
    The place features war history from prehistoric era to the Japanese colonial period. Military remains, relics, and documents are on display as well. Among them are war & victory records, ammunition, Turtle Ship (and other military vessels from the Joseon dynasty), fortress models, and more.

    * Korean War
    Here, visitors can learn about the background of the Korean War, the progression of the war and how a truce was eventually established. Exhibits also display ammunition used by hostile and friendly forces, information and artifacts from people displaced by the war, and information on major battles.

    * Expeditionary Forces
    Information in this exhibit describes the Vietnam War and the implication of Korean forces dispatched in Vietnam. Other information explains the activities Korean troops were mainly engaged in during the Vietnam War, the tactics of the Viet Cong, The Gulf War, PKO dispatch to Somalia, and more.

    * ROK Armed Forces
    The space presents the progression of the Korean Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps from the time of their inception till today.

    * Defense Industry
    Replicas of state-of-the-art weapons that are produced by domestic companies are on display. Items include fighters, submarines, destroyers, and communication apparatuses.

    * Large Military Equipment
    Around 110 pieces of large military equipments/symbols are on display. They include Korean War sculptures, the Statue of Brethren, the Statue of King Gwanggaeto, AH-2, T-34 of the North, US B-52 and others.

    * Others
    Screening Room, Cultural Theater etc.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Cafe, nursing room, gift shop, cafeteria, convience store, wedding hall, traditional wedding hall, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free (Admission fee is separate for special exhibition)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Sedans & vans (15 passengers or less): 3,000 won for the first 2 hours / 1,000 won for every additional 30 min / 20,000 won for 24 hours

    Bus (16 passengers or more): 10,000 won for the first 2 hours / 3,000 won for every additional 30 min / 50,000 won for 24 hours

    Reservations
    Reservation for groups: +82-2-709-3139

    Homepage
    www.warmemo.or.kr
    mfis.mpva.go.kr

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