[box_dark]War and Women’s Human Rights Museum | 전쟁과여성인권박물관[/box_dark]
The museum focuses on the history of the Korean “comfort women” who were forced to suffer as a sex slaves for the Japanese military during World War II. The institution also aims to build awareness of the ongoing campaign to demand that Japan offer an apology. The museum consists of one underground floor and two more stories above ground. The orientation of the exhibits goes through recollection, reflection, recovery, and record. The painful voices of comfort women can be especially be heard from the underground floor, where the “Room of Reverberation” with old photographs and video clips is located.
A display on sexual slavery in Africa and Asia is organized on the first floor in the Special Exhibition Hall.
Hours: 1pm to 6pm (Tue, Thur, Friday, Sat)
3pm to 6pm (Wed, after the weekly Wednesday protest)
Entrance: KRW 5,000
T. 02-392-5252 www.womenandwar.net
(서울시 마포구 성산동 39-13 | 39-13 Seongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)
Get off at Hongik Univ. Station 홍대입구역 (Line 2), Exit 1. Swing a right at Hongik Univ. Station Intersection and walk straight until you reach Gyeongseong High School Intersection. On the left side of the intersection, there’s an entrance to a small alley with a sign (in Korean) pointing to the museum.
Follow the alley until you reach the museum.