Youth Movement Museum
Opened in 2016, this is North Korea’s museum dedicated to the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League (also called referred to as the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League) which is the main youth organisation in North Korea and the youth wing of the Workers Party of Korea (those members between the ages of 15-30 years old).
The Kim Il Sung Youth League was founded on January 17, 1946 and the museum was opened on this day in 2016 in celebration of its the 70th anniversary.
The Youth Movement Museum is spread over three floors, and details the exploits of the members of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League.
Being a new museum, it has many excellent displays of photos, models, paintings, historical items and dioramas covering the history and achievements of the youth league.
The museum is one of many revolutionary museums in the country, and visits here are very much focussed on the political side of the story which can make it a tad tiring due to the size of the museum.
There are some fascinating, yet sad stories that can be heard here though which give insights into the psyche of North Korea. Visiting here is best approached with an open mind.
It’s rare for tourists to visit this museum as the main audience is intended for locals, but it is one of the more interesting revolutionary museums in North Korea. If you’re willing to dedicate the time (a tour typically takes around 1.5 hours) then you will find some fascinating bits of information that you won’t get anywhere else.
There is no cost to visit.