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Introduction

The Republic of Korea has a history of roughly five thousand years.

Despite facing many trials and crises, Koreans have always overcome them while creating a rich culture and history indigenous to Korea. The Independence Hall of Korea shows the spirit and efforts of the Korean people in overcoming the national crises they faced in the modern period and especially during the Japanese colonial era. At the same time, the Hall conducts research on the history of Korean national efforts while educating the Korean people about their history.
We hope that you will see the firm resilience of the Korean people and their history and heed their cries against foreign invasion and for the peace of all mankind by visiting our Hall surrounded by beautiful nature.

Overview of the major facilities

Size : 3,940,000㎡, 66 buildings

Major facilities :
7 exhibition halls (Gross floor area 23,624㎡,
consists of large area, small area, special exhibit),
4D theater, Taegeuk Square (815 Korean flags are always raised),
Balgeunnuri Education Center, Independence Army Experiential School, Outdoor exhibition (Monuments engraved with patriotic poems and quotations, Reunification Hill, Exhibition of the Remains of the Japanese Government General Building, Monument to the King Gwanggaeto, the Great, etc.), Pine Grove Rest Area (18,181㎡), White Lotus Pond (26,446㎡), Parking Lot (accommodates 15,100 vehicles), Seogok camping site (accommodates 698 people) etc.

Major Projects

Exhibitions & Data Management Project

The Independence Hall of Korea covers the entire Korean independence movement history. A total of 90,000 pieces of relics are displayed and preserved. Especially, the seven exhibition halls with the state-of-the-art display technology offer experiential and dynamic displays.

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  • Seven permanent exhibition halls according to historical period and themes
  • Holds temporary exhibitions for special occasions
  • Displays ‘the patriot of the month’ with the Ministry of Patriots & Veterans Affairs every month
  • Operates relics storages and library with special facilities
  • Operates info database of the Korean independence movement history through the homepage
Research Project

The Independence Hall of Korea plays a critical role in the study of the independence movement history. It studies, discovers and researches the data related to the independence movement, and supports the research activities of related scholars.

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  • Collection, analysis & research of the data related to the independence movement, Japanese invasion and the national crisis subjugation
  • Academic studies and publication of and
  • Collection & management of data necessary for the studies and displays
  • Research on the domestic / foreign independence movement sites and publish reports
  • Support education projects and develop educational materials
  • Promote academic exchanges with internal / external institutions
Education Project

The Independence Hall of Korea is actively executing projects to establish the national identity and hold a righteous national view by educating the Korean history and culture to the citizens.

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  • ‘Dokdo School’, Educational Program to Promote Interest in the Korean Territory Dokdo
  • Children?Youth Education and Activities Focusing on Experience and Viewing
  • Visits to the domestic·foreign independence movement sites for university students
  • Educational visits to schools for children and teenagers
  • Education for adults such as education professionals, public officers, educational administration leaders
  • Display·education of ‘visiting Independence Hall of Korea’ for citizens
  • Education for overseas Koreans & foreigners which consists of exhibition visits and experiences related to the independence movement
Cultural events

The Independence Hall of Korea regularly holds various cultural events where you can experience Korean history and culture.

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  • March First Memorial Event, Children’s Day Event, Liberation Day Event, Fall Culture Zone
  • Commemorative Cultural Events on the Days of Korean Martyrs’ Patriotic Deeds, and other days

Collections

Collections by Category(August 31, 2016)
Categories Amount
Books 18,791
Documents 42,979
Cultural, artistic, and religious items 1,028
Articles in daily use 2,483
Military type items 605
Industrial items 2,039
Technologic items 3,468
Videos 638
Photographs 24,006
Total 96,037
Cultural Heritage
Treasures: 1 item
  • Royal Bull for Yi Gwang-ak’s Title of Meritorious Subject (Registered on June 16, 1988 as Treasure No. 952)
Registered Cultural Heritage: 35 items
  • Taegeuk Flag Woodblock (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 385)
  • Embroidered Taegeuk Flag (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 386)
  • Taegeuk Flag of Long Live Korean Independence (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 387)
  • Taegeuk Flag with Signature of Kim Koo (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 388)
  • Taegeuk Flag with the Signatures of Korean Liberation Army soldiers (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 389)
  • Yu Gwan-jong Unit Members’ Taegeuk Flag (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 390)
  • Taegeuk Flag with the Signatures of Gyeongju Student Soldiers (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 391)
  • Taegeuk Flag with the Signatures of Kunkuk Beobjeong University Student Soldiers (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 392)
  • Lee Cheolhui’s Taegeuk Flag with the Letters of ‘the Outbreak of the Incident’ (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 393)
  • Taegeuk Flag with the Letters of ‘Not Long Before Recovery of National Sovereignty’ (Registered on August 12, 2008 as Cultural Heritage No. 394)
  • Paekbeom Kim Koo’s Seal (Registered on June 26, 2009 as Cultural Heritage No. 440-1)
  • Righteous Army Leader Kim Do-hyeon’s Sword (Registered on June 26, 2010 as Cultural Heritage No. 465)
  • Music Book of Patriotic Changga (Registered on August 24, 2011 as Cultural Heritage No. 475)
  • Korean Anthem Score in Ahn Ik-tae’s own handwriting (Registered on August 24, 2011 as Cultural Heritage No. 476)
  • Yi Won Soon’s London Olympic Uniform (Registered on April 18, 2012 as Cultural Heritage No.