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Mokpo Modern History Museum

6 Jungang-dong 2-ga, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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Small museum, interesting but small collection

Housed in a smallish red brick building -- the former Japanese Consulate -- this museum focusses... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Alex W
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Singapore, Singapore
Enlightening

Great way to learn the role of Mokpo in Korean history. Lots of great pictures from turn of the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
dougle96
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Albuquerque
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Dec 27, 2016
“Small museum, interesting but small collection”
Jul 12, 2016
“Enlightening”
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6 Jungang-dong 2-ga, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Housed in a smallish red brick building -- the former Japanese Consulate -- this museum focusses on the first half of the 20th century when the Japanese ruled Korea and used Mokpo as one of its key bases. There are models of important buildings of...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great way to learn the role of Mokpo in Korean history. Lots of great pictures from turn of the century (19th Century), Lots of moving documentary on the Japanese occupation. Two buildings. Go to the one on the hill first (the old Japanese Embassy) with...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

A very nice museum for those they want a familiarization with Mokpo history. I visit the second hall of modern history museum which is located on a hill in the old city of Mokpo. Very useful information of the history and the grow up of...More

Thank Charis K
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

The neighborhood where this old building is located was Japanese areas with school, consular office and 100 year old cathedral. You can see the cycle of history since Mokpo at that time functioned as 5th largest harbour in Korean peninsula.

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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Not bad for a free museum. The photographic exhibit of the Japanese occupation was very comprehensive. It was interesting to see how the city has changed over the years.

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Reviewed 19 September 2014

Set in the office of a former Japanese bank in the old Japanese district of Mokpo this museum gives a glimpse of the troubled history of Korea over the past century. As previously mentioned this museum doesn't hold back and hide the unpleasantness of some...More

1  Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This museum is a record of 20th century Mokpo/Japan and focuses on the harrowing colonialism of Japan. Many lessons for the world. In addition, there are photographic comparisons of current Mokpo and the 1930's / 1940's. Photos taken from the same point, of the same...More

Thank John V
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

This small museum near Yudalsan is worth visiting. It provides visitors with a photographic history of South Korea during the 20th century. Many of the photos focus on Mokpo and Jeollanam-do and provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the region. Be warned, this...More

Thank Chris S
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