Seoul attractions – Seodaemun Prison History Hall

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Seoul attractions – Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Open:

Mar-Oct: 09.30-18.00

Nov-Feb: 9.30-17.00

Closed on:? Every Monday

Admission FeeKRW
Adults1500
Students (middle school ~ high school)1000
Army1000
Children 500

 

Seoul attractions-Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Don’t worry we are not telling you to go visit a real prison. This Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a place you can see?Korean people’s struggles during Japan’s colonization of Korea. You will get a sense of true horror of infliction on the Koreans during their?possession. The Seodaemun Prison History Hall presents the history of struggles Korean people had to achieve Korea’s independence and democracy with such indomitable spirit.

The prison was built near the end of the Joseon dynasty in the early 1900s, seven of the 15 original buildings have been intact and? some of the cells and areas restored to become exhibition halls.

Memorial hall for those who fought for the nation

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Memorial hall for those who fought for the nation This is space of reminiscence to remember independence activists by exhibiting there cords of their imprisonment.

 

Underground torture chamber

Underground torture chamber This is space for interrogation located under of the Security Division Hall during colonialism by Japanese Imperialists. It exhibits the real scenes of various tortures done and it has the voice testimony of independent activists who survived to show the reality of oppressive colonial ruling.
Underground torture chamber This is space for interrogation located under of the Security Division Hall during colonialism by Japanese Imperialists. It exhibits the real scenes of various tortures done and it has the voice testimony of independent activists who survived to show the reality of oppressive colonial ruling.

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Prison building

This space exhibits the cell structure and visitor may personally enter into the cell to experience the life of imprisonment.

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Exercise facility

This is a sports facility for prisoner that built in a way to prevent prisoners from having a conversation one another.

Women’s prison

You can see the underground cell in this building.

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All in all, I recommend you to visit ?this museum if you want to indirectly see and feel the sorrow and wound that Korean people had in the past in a way to achieve independence.

It will remind you of how precious our freedom is, and how brave those Korean people?were to sacrifice?for the liberty.

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How to get there:

1. Take the subway and get off at Dongnimmun station (Line 3 : Orange).

2. Take the exit no. 5