The Korean Revolution Museum on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang was remodelled as a grand treasure house of Sun’s Korea on the occasion of the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
With deep insight into the importance of the education in revolutionary traditions in successfully carrying forward and accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un proposed renovating the museum into a great temple of education in revolutionary traditions and checked on several occasions the plans for layout and display.
Officials, builders in the relevant sector and volunteers successfully completed the project of reconstructing and expanding the building covering 60 350 sq metres in area, and refurbished over a hundred display rooms with tens of thousands of historical relics and materials on exhibit.
The museum is the eternal treasure of Kim Il Sung’s and Kim Jong Il’s nation, which impressively shows the whole course of the Korean revolution pioneered and advanced under the sagacious leadership of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
The museum has the general review hall and ten other halls which are arranged periodically. The halls are dedicated respectively to the historical periods of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, building of a new Korea, the Fatherland Liberation War, the building of the foundations of socialism, full-scale socialist construction, the intensifying of the three revolutions, the modelling of the whole society on the Juche idea, the struggle for defending the socialist cause, Arduous March and forced march, and the building of a powerful socialist country. There are three additional halls that feature the national reunification movement, overseas compatriots activities and the relationship between the great leaders and their comrades-inarms.
The halls encapsulate the brilliant history of the President who pioneered the Korean revolution under the banner of the immortal Juche idea and performed undying exploits for the country and people, the times and the history by leading the independent cause of the masses of the people along the road of victory, and the glorious history of General Kim Jong Il who, with a high aim of adding glory to Korea, pursued the untrodden path of the Songun revolution in order to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution pioneered by the President and thus exalted the prestige of the country and nation and consolidated the eternal foundations for the victory of the socialist cause of Juche.
They also show comprehensively great personality and immortal exploits of the Supreme Leader who is victoriously leading the cause of the Juche revolution, true to the lofty intentions of the great leaders.
Displayed are materials about the heroic struggle of the Korean army and people who performed world-startling miracles in the stages of the grim revolution following the great leaders.
Photographs and paintings portraying the images of the great leaders and the Supreme Leader hang on the walls of the general review hall and other halls, rooms and corridors.
The coloured statues of the President in the hall dedicated to the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and of the General on Chol Pass, the symbol of the Songun-based revolutionary leadership in the hall of Arduous March and forced march instill in the visitors boundless respect and yearnings for them.
Historical materials, autographs, works and relics on display in the museum tell about the immortal exploits of the great leaders, and large dioramas depicting the Battle of Pochonbo and the Battle of Height 1211, unique layout of models and illuminations give impression to visitors.
All the visiting service personnel and people have a fuller understanding of the victorious history of the Korean revolution pioneered on Mt Paektu, and are firmly resolved to achieve the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution in faithful support of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Article: Kim Thae Hyon