Korean War Memorial

Korean War Museum



Looking for something to do to get out of the rain?  You can spend hours in the Korean War Museum.  Korea has been invaded  many times.  The museum is the best place to learn about its troubled history.  . It calls itself a war memorial, but  is really a huge military history museum. This place seems rather relevant, when remembering the peninsula is still technically at war with North Korea.  

The museum is massive.  There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits containing over 9,000 artifacts. Be sure to take a map at the main entrance of the museum to find your way around.
Exhibits include a life size turtle battle ship, F-15k 3D Experience Room, Shooting Area, Cinema, and Incheon Landing operation 4D experience.
The interior of the museum is broken up into eight halls:
1.     Memorial Hall
2.     War History Room
3.     The Korean War
4.     The Korean War (II)
5.     The Korean War (III)
6.     The expeditionary Forces Room
7.     The ROK armed Forces Room
8.     The large and defense Industries Equipment Room

Admission is Free
Admission Hours: 09:00-18:00 (Entrance closed at 17:00)
Exhibition Hours:  09:00-18:00

  • By Subway
– 5 minute walk from the Samgakji Station on lines #4 and #6 (Exit #12)
– 10 minute walk from the Namyeong Station of line #1
  • By Bus
    • – Get off at the Samgakji bus stop or in front of the Ministry of National Defense
      Building List of bus numbers : 149, 150, 151, 152, 500, 501, 502, 504, 506, 507, 605, 750A, 750B, 751, 752, 110B, 730, 421, 6001
    • – Seoul City Tour Bus
      Gwanghwamun – Deoksugung – Namdaemun Market – Seoul St. – USO – Yongsan St. – National Museum of Korea –
      The War Memorial of Korea – Army Base in Yongsan – Itaewon – Crown Hotel – Myeongdong – House of Korea –
      Sofitel Ambassador Hotel – The National Theater of Korea – N Seoul tower – Hyatt Hotel – Tower Hotel – Shilla Hotel –
      Dongdaemun Market – Daehakro – Changgyeonggung – Changdeokgung – Insa dong – Cheongwadae –
      The National Folk Museum of Korea – Gyeongbokgung – Gwanghwamun
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  • By Car
Enter through the East Gate from the Itaewon and Banpo direction and the North Gate from Noryangjin, Sinchon and Seoul Station directions
  • By Train
Take Subway Line #4 at the Seoul Station and get off at the Samgakji Station About 5 minute walk

8 Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 140-021; 82-(0)2-709-3139





A visual artist by profession and a sightseer at heart, I spent a year as a commercial photographer before letting my urge to Travel ELSEwHERE take over. After receiving a job offer that lead me to a sleepy town high in the Tuscan mountains, my travel adventure began. Since that time my travels have lead me to visit over 60 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, move intercontinentally seven times and to create temporary homes in four continents! Through my travels, I’ve held many suitcases packed for adventures as a journalist, blogger, philanthropist, teacher, army-wife, magazine director, photographer, barmaid, but mainly just an adventurer. With each new experience, elsewhere, I endeavor to live sensibly while exploring a new culture, living sustainably, and giving back whenever possible. I aspire to make this travel blog help those starting a new life elsewhere or just passing through…