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The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)

  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • The Independence Hall of Korea (독립기념관)
  • Address 1, Dongnipginyeomgwan-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
    충청남도 천안시 동남구 목천읍 독립기념관로 1 (목천읍)
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-41-560-0114
  • Operating Hours March-October 09:30-18:00
    November-February 09:30-17:00
    * Last admission: 1 hour before closing
  • Closed Mondays (Remains open if Monday is a public holiday)
  • Length of Tour 3-4 hours
  • Information
    The Independence Hall of Korea collects, preserves, displays, and researches Korean historical documents and relics from the past to the present, focusing on the independence movements during the Japanese colonial period. The Independence Hall officially opened on the anniversary of Independence Day in 1987 thanks to donations from the public.

    Structure Size
    7 exhibition halls

    Collections Status
    Approx. 90,000 items in collection / 4,000 items on display

    Exhibition Hall Information
    [Exhibition Hall 1]
    Historical and cultural artifacts from Korea’s 5,000-year history, primarily from the prehistoric age to the late Joseon dynasty

    [Exhibition Hall 2]
    Collections and historical pieces detailing the harsh realities of Japanese imperialism and the adversity of the nation in the late 19th century

    [Exhibition Hall 3]
    Historical photographs of patriotic independence movements such as the Uibyeong (righteous army) Movement, Enlightenment Movement, and National Debt Repayment Movement

    [Exhibition Hall 4]
    Historical records related to independence movements in the 1910s including the March 1st Independence Movement

    [Exhibition Hall 5]
    Dioramas, models, and images related to the armed resistance and independence movements of the Independence Army (organized by the Korean Provisional Government) as well as other armies in Manchuria and elsewhere

    [Exhibition Hall 6]
    Artifacts related to resistance movements against Japanese colonial rule such as the National Culture Protection Movement, various social movements, and the Korean Provisional Government

    [Exhibition Hall 7]
    An experience hall and displays that use state-of-the-art technology to help visitors experience Korean history and the spirit of “Love the Country”

    [Exhibition Hall 8]
    Promotional Hall providing 30 years of history of The Independence Hall of Korea

    Main Facilities
    Grand Hall of the Nation, Grand Square of the Nation, 7 exhibition halls, library, 4D theater, Reunification Monument, Monument to the Nation, Patriots Memorial, Exhibition of Japanese Government-General Building Remains, Samhaksabi Monument, Bukgwandaecheopbi Monument, Statue of Indomitable Koreans, Monument to King Gwanggaeto the Great, pine grove rest area, white lotus pond, camping site

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Restaurants, cafe, snack bar, souvenir store, information center, Taegeuk Tram, Taegeuk Bus, lake deck, rest area, 3.1 culture yard, medical office, drinking fountain


    Admission / Participation Fees

    [Taegeuk Tram]
    General fare 1,000 won / Children, senior citizens, preschooler groups 700 won

    * Adults (ages 8-64) / Children (ages 4-7) / Senior citizens (ages 65 and older)
    * Free for children ages 3 & younger

    Parking Facilities
    1,354 parking spaces

    Parking Fee
    General vehicles: 2,000 won
    Large vehicles (more than 25 passengers): 3,000 won
    Compact vehicles, hybrid vehicles: 1,000 won

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    [Tour interpretation service]
    Phone reservation at +82-41-560-0356 (within 1 hour)
    * Available in English, Chinese, Japanese

    [Audio tour]
    Visitors can participate in the tour while listening to a detailed audio guide available in English, Chinese, and Japanese


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