Victorious War Museum

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The Victorious War Museum or Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum is a museum located in Pyongyang, North Korea.[1]

Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum
조국해방전쟁승리기념관
Victorious War Museum Entrance
Victorious War Museum Entrance
Victorious War Museum is located in North Korea
Victorious War Museum
Location within North Korea
Established April 1974 in current location
Coordinates 39°02′18″N 125°44′26″E / 39.03833°N 125.74056°E / 39.03833; 125.74056

The museum was originally built in the Central district of Pyongyang in August 1953 as the "Fatherland Liberation War Museum". In April 1963 it was moved to the Sosong district in a purpose-built building.

Recently the museum has been upgraded significantly, including a building spanning across the river with a large panorama hall at the top. It was visited by 800,000 people in 2013.[2]

Exhibits include a 360-degree diorama of the Battle of Daejon.[3] In addition to the many statues, murals and artifacts contained in the museum is the USS Pueblo, a US Navy ship that was captured by North Korean forces when it entered North Korean territorial waters in 1968. Visitors are allowed to board the ship and see the ship's "Secret code room" and crew artifacts.[4]


Images from the museum
SGuide to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum
Guide to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum 
A U.S. Army OH-23 helicopter captured by the North Korean military during the Korean War.
A U.S. Army OH-23 helicopter captured by the North Korean military during the Korean War. 
USS Pueblo, an American research ship captured by the North Korean military in 1968.
USS Pueblo, an American research ship captured by the North Korean military in 1968. 

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