We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
(+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
and up
Private City Tour of Vilnius
Ranked #6 of 95 Attractions in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Write a Review

717 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Skovlunde, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the most intense and authentic museums I have ever visited. Maybe it got to me because the history is so young here. We spend almost 2 hours reading about the lithuanian history (complete unknown to me) and the unbeliveable Russian treatment. What got me for good was the jail cells - amazing what human beings can endure

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leuven, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The museum tells how the Lithuanian people struggled and fought from 1938 until 1988, 50 years, to resist alternating Russian and German domination and repression. IT is a shrine for al those who suffered and died. A visit here should be a must for all visiting Vilnius in order to remind them how precious freedom and tolerance is and how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Brilliant museum with the emphasis on the human element and impact of Nazi and Soviet rule and the fight put up over many years by the people of Lithuania

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lviv, Ukraine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am Ukrainian and this topic relates to me big time. Soviets murdered and tortured occupied nations in a similar fashion. It was quite an experience to walk inside the real KGB prison, look at the torture chambers where historical persons were kept and suffered. I recommend to use the audio guide.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What can one say about such a truly awful place? This was the KGB Headquarters until the 1990s, so within one's lifetime. It is worth allowing at least one hour to look around, as the exhibits bring to life just how appalling the situation was for the Lithuanian people during the soviet occupation. At the end you visit the execution... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very interesting museum which shows the fate of the Letuanian people over several decades. Gives a feeling for the hardship they have suffered and the way the conquerers treated them.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a tragic but needed visit to the close past. Start with the basement - follow all signs - use the headset. After visiting here - ask the direction to the chapel for memory of the victims from this house. You can hardly make the visit to the museum in less than two hours! Prepare for shock by shock... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum is a necessary thing to visit to understand Lithuania's history with occupations. They got the worst of WWII which they explain in the museum when they exterminated the country's Jewish population. Then they get out of WWII only to be occupied by the crazy Soviets. The basement shows their torture chambers, and the upstairs two levels are about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was an very interesting place for a visit. The admission was very low and overall the texts, exhibitions inside were amazing in a sad way. It was kind of scary in some of the rooms where they have executed people but I think it's a must to learn about that as well. Totally worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beaumont, Hainaut, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is a large imposing building: the outer base are carved numerous names of victims of repression (most are young men of twenty years). The museum soberly presents archival documents, we see the jails, photos, objects. The museum is not open daily.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) also viewed

Vilnius, Vilnius County
Vilnius, Vilnius County

Been to KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?