National Aviation Museum of Korea's centenary debut

The first museum dedicated to aviation in Korea opened its doors on July 5, 2020 – 100 years to the day of the nation’s first military aviators taking to the air. Andre Lavigne reports from the newly opened National Aviation Museum of Korea...

The first museum dedicated to aviation in Korea opened its doors on July 5, 2020 – 100 years to the day of the nation’s first military aviators taking to the air.

Eight years in the making and at a cost of 86bn (South Korean won) or £56m, the ultra-modern building was designed by Korean architects to represent a turbine from a jet engine.

Inaugurated as the National Aviation Museum of Korea (NAMK), the overriding philosophy of the institution is to introduce aviation and its many facets to its citizens – who, it should be noted, refer exclusively to their country as Korea.

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