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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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The museum was next to our place of stay. We were postponing the visit as our friends told us, be brave to go there. Finally we spent full afternoon there. Please refer to website... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum was next to our place of stay. We were postponing the visit as our friends told us, be brave to go there. Finally we spent full afternoon there. Please refer to website as the place has limited visiting hours and off on certain days. The visit really touchd our hearts and highlighted the struggle of amazing people of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well told story of political human rights violations during the Soviet era. Actually physically experiencing the space is very vivid. Brings to mind the torturous conditions of Abu Dhabi, Guantanamo and the NSA. The audio guide was well done, but not necessary, as everything narrated was also printed in English at each point of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Always have reservations about visiting places like this - am I being a voyeur into other people's misery? However, it taught me something I didn't know - that Russia effectively annexed Lithuania before the outbreak of World War II. Then this benighted country got hammered by both the Soviets and Nazis. Useful, too, to be reminded that Russia and Germany... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even if you didn't notice that Lithuania was a previously part of the USSR, this museum - or rather exhibition center - will prove to you that it was. Like many others at the exhibition, I was affected by the fact that this place was actually in action until 1991, with all the dark interigation rooms, the communications rooms, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well presented sights & info on the time of Soviet occupation. Many Americans have little insight into what was going on in the Baltics during that time. This is not only about history; it's also a true memorial to those who suffered, those who died.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have visited this museum during our trauma's psychology lecture. The guide was awesome, told us lots of interesting information, but that kind of history is really not for everyone to hear. I felt depressed and sad when looking at the photos and hearing the facts about that horrible things that happened in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There isn't a lot of information or rare facts. It doesn't look very fancy. It isn't even that big! But it's hard to express what it really does to you. As I was walking through the cells, my imagination was running wild- I actually began to imagine that I was imprisoned there. With just enough information to understand the situation,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Family of 4 from USA. Outstanding guided tour by Darius today. Chilling things happened in this seemingly normal building. KGB and Gestapo stories were horrifying. Many cells and displays, all with excellent English descriptions. Best KGB museum in the Baltics...must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Really interesting museum, but I think a lot depends on the guide. I went there with a middle aged man guide and he was amazing, told interesting stories etc as previously he was working in a prison himself- superb! Not sure how it would be for a non-Lithuanian speakers...but still worth checking it out

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This Lithuanian account of Soviet occupation and the oppression of the KGB was a lot of reading, limited visual engagement and no video. The price as 2e so you're not out ,ugh but the value is limited

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