The Independence Hall of Korea ( 독립기념관 )

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Place Category: Attraction and Historic Sites

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  • The Independence Hall of Korea displays Korean historical documents and relics from the past to the present, focusing on the independence movements of the Japanese Colonial Period. Originally the interim Government Building of Korea in China, the building was brought over to Korea after the nation was liberated from Japanese colonial rule on August 15, 1945. The Independence Hall officially opened on the anniversary of Independence Day on August 15, 1987 and now boasts seven exhibition halls, the Circle Vision Theater, and other facilities commemorating Korea’s struggle for freedom.

    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”

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