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Imjin War Hall

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Imjinwaeran Hall

Jinju National Museum is located inside Jinju Fortress, the site of one of the three greatest battles of the Imjin War (1592-1598), when Japanese troops attempted to invade and conquer Korea. The fortress is revered as a landmark of Korean patriotism, so in 1998, Jinju National Museum adopted a specialized focus on the Imjin War. Imjin War Hall is classified into 11 themes, each of which documents the harsh reality and historical significance of the war.

Guide map of History & Culture Hall

Imjin War Hall Guide Map
1Siege of Dongrae Fortress (Busan)
2 Outbreak of War
3 Weapons of War
4 Japanese Military Strategy and Occupation Policy
5 Korea Retaliates
6 The Victorious Naval Forces
7 Assistance from the Ming Dynasty, China
8 Jinju Fortress and the Imjin War
9 Documents and Memories of the War
10 Social Upheaval in East Asia
11 Historical Significance of the Imjin War


  • Choehuiryangimnancheopboseomok
  • Swaemirok written by O, Hui-mun in Joseon
  • Cheonjachongtong
  • Jungwangu and Bigyeokjincheolloe
  • Kimsiminseonmugongsingyoseo
  • 1 Choe Hui-ryang's War Report from March 20 - July 12, 1598 (Featuring the handwriting of Admiral Yi Sun-shin) | Joseon Dynasty (1598), Treasure #660
  • 2 Swaemirok by O Hui-mun (A Personal Account of the Japanese Invasions) | Joseon Dynasty (1591-1601), Treasure #1096
  • 3 Cannon Inscribed with Chinese Character 'Heaven' | Joseon Dynasty (1555), Treasure #647
  • 4 Medium-sized Mortar | Excavated from Jeonggae Fortress in Hadong, Joseon Dynasty (1590), Treasure #858
  • 5 Royal Commendation for Distinguished Military Service of General Kim Si-min for Defending Jinju Fortress | Joseon Dynasty (1604), Treasure #1476
Exhibition halls