Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a museum and former prison in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It was constructed beginning in 1907. The prison was opened on October 21, 1908, under the name Gyeongseong Gamok. Its name was changed to Seodaemun Prison in 1923.
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
Right off the MRT, interesting history, old prison surrounded my modern residential hi rises
This is a somber place to visit but is also very important for Korean history. Being built by the Japanese it was used for confinement and torture of those Koreans who wanted freedom from Japan. Many people were also executed here as well and the execution building is especially emotional.
This should be among the top tourist attractions of Korea. A very well set museum that depicts not only the buildings, facilities and atrocities perpetrated by Japanese during their ruling of Korea (1910-1945) but also tells us the history very well. It easily accessible by subway (Dongnimmun station) and the visit will take an hour or so.
very educational place to learn about Korean History during the times when it was under control of Japan.
Well organised and exhibited but actually not too big a place. Sad history behind these walls. Friendly staff and locals who were visiting the place as a history lesson.