Jeju 4·3 Peace Memorial Hall

  1. Area: 11,455m²(1 basement floor and 4 ground floors)
  2. Construction period: Jan 5, 2006 ~ Aug 18, 2008
  3. Opening: Mar 28, 2008
  4. Facilities: 4·3 History Exhibition Hall (1st floor), Planning Exhibition Hall (2nd floor), work space (3rd and 4th floors), machinery room and cafeteria (basement floor)

Exhibition Hall

Room 1


This is the entrance space where visitors first meet Baekbi (the nameless gravestone) that awaits the correct name, that is, the name of the victim of Jeju 4·3.

Room 2

Liberation and Frustration

This room displays the process of Jeju 4·3 starting from the international situation prior to national independence that led to the March 1 Incident in 1947 and to the 4·3 armed uprising in 1948.

Room 3

Armed Uprising and Refusal of National Division

This room depicts a series of incidents, including the 4·3 armed uprising, opposition to the May 10 general election that was conducted only on the southern half of the peninsula and opposition to the division of Korea through the establishment of the South Korean government.

Room 4

Full-Scale Suppression Operation and Massacre

This hall describes the full-scale suppression operation staged by the state-led punitive forces and explains that 80% of the victims were killed during this operation.

Room 5

Aftereffect of Jeju 4·3 and Truth-Finding Efforts

This room displays the resolution achievements of the Jeju people including the enactment of the 4·3 Special Act (achieved through the incessant truth movement calling for fact-finding investigations into Jeju 4·3), the confirmation of the report on the truth-finding investigations of Jeju 4·3 and the official apology by President Roh Moo-hyun to Jeju Island on behalf of South Korea.

Special Room

Replica of Darangshi Cave

This room exhibits a replica of Drangshi Cave where 11 residents took refugee but were suffocated to death by the punitive forces.