Museums

Korean Revolution Museum

The museum displays the materials showing the revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Iland struggles of the Korean people systematically. It was founded in August Juche 37 (1948).

It is situated on Mansu Hill in the city centre. It is composed of 90 rooms dividing into a general introduction hall and rooms arranged periodically, showing anti-Japanese revolutionary armed struggle, democratic revolution and first period of transition to socialism, Fatherland Liberation War and the building of socialism. There are rooms related to leader and comrades-in-arms, national reunification, Chongryon and etc. Besides, halls of cyclorama are worth a visit, giving a clear idea of historic Pochonbo Battle waged in the period of anti-Japanese armed struggles and the Battle on Height 1211 in the Korean War.

Victorious War Museum

The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum shows the achievements of President Kim Il Sung who organized and led the Korean War to victory and displays the materials related to mass heroism of the Korean People's Army and people.

Originally it was built in Central District of Pyongyang in August Juche 42 (1953) as the Fatherland Liberation War Museum, but later it was rebuilt in Sosong District in April Juche 63 (1974) and called as present name. It has over 30 halls including over 80 showrooms.

Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia Exhibition Hall

It cultivates and displays Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia. Situated on the shore of picturesque River Taedong, the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Hall was opened in April Juche 91 (2002).

Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia Festivals have been traditionally held on major occasions including the birthdays of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong II.
Political and public figures of the world, famous horticulturists of home and abroad have participated in festivals and shows individually or by group.

Three Revolution Exhibition

The exhibition shows the achievements of the people who are carrying out the Three Revolutions of ideology, technology and culture. It is situated in Ryonmot-dong area, Sosong district, Pyongyang. From August Juche 35 (1946) non-permanent democratic construction exhibits were open and permanent Industrial and Agricultural Exhibition was established in May Juche 45 (1956). It was improved as Three-Revolution Exhibition in September Juche 72 (1983), renovated and enlarged in April Juche 82 (1993). Exhibition halls are arranged including the halls for works of Juche Idea, heavy industry, new technology renovation, light industry, agriculture, class education and etc. The monument to the exhibition stands at the end of the road.

Spy Ship "Pueblo"

Pueblo was an armed spy ship of the US which conducted espionage acts in the territorial water of the DPRK and captured by its heroic navy in January Juche 57 (1968). The ship floats on the bank of River Taedong in Pyongyang where the US aggressive ship "General Sherman" was sunken in 1866

Party Founding Museum

It is the original building where President Kim Il Sung founded the Workers' Party of Korea and led the building of a new democratic Korea after liberation. It is located on Haebang Hill, Central District, Pyongyang.It was opened as the Party Founding Museum in October Juche 59 (1970). The home where he once lived and the monument to the Party founding are in the vicinity of the museum.

Central History Museum

The Korean Central History Museum display; relics and remains and materials proving long Korean history from the primitive society to the modern age. Situated at Taedongmun-dong, Central district, Pyongyang, it was established on December 1, Juche 34 (1945). Varieties of shows are held in the museum and contacts, exchanges and cooperation between international organizations and foreign museums have been promoting.

Korean Art Gallery

The gallery houses and displays excellent works and conducts scientific researches of modern art. It stands opposite the Korean Central History Museum. It is opened in August Juche 43 (1954). It contains 21 showrooms, rooms for preserving artworks and so on. It preserves and dis¬plays ranging from the mural paintings before 4th century to modern Korean paint¬ings, oil paintings, prints, jewel paint- ings, sculptures, handicrafts and other collections.

Korean Folklore Museum

The Korean Folklore Museum shows excellent Korean folk customs and displays varieties of materials. It stands behind the central history museum. Opened in February Juche 45 (1956), it displays materials in 7 halls with over 2 300 items from the Old Stone Age to the end of 19th century. The collections give the visitors an insight of social conditions and folk custom of Korean nation.

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