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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
(+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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Private City Tour of Vilnius
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Ranked #5 of 95 Attractions in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A bit in a distance from the Old Town but still in a walking distance on the main avenue of Vilnius. Don't expect to find Soviet souvenirs or Matrioshkas neither interactive displays. This is the exact spot with terrible past where so much drama and tragedy had taken place. Prison, guards and interrogation rooms, KGB operations and training, exposition about... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A very well structured museum, which will shock. Definitely well worth a visit down to the prison cells and the execution chamber.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

You need to go to this museum. I'm not one to go to museums, but I was recommended to do so, and I don't regret it. The horrific stories that explained and detailed the everyday live for an imprisoned Lithuanian and partisans of the land opened my eyes. The experience this museum offers is incredible and is a must. To... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A small and compact Museum that's definitely worth a visit. This museum concentrates on the 20th century atrocities committed by the Nazis and Communists. Housed in a former KGB prison, the museum's installations have both English and Lithuanian descriptions. Learn something about Lithuania's tragic history. First conquered by the Swedes, then the Poles, Russians, Germans and Soviets, Lithuania has somehow... More

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Tours, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It is important to get a better understanding about what happened before world war II, under the war and after from the perspective of the Lithuanian people while it is not much known in many different other countries, this is a history museum but this happened to our families in the past, such as our grandparents and mothers, fathers;

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had read quite a bit on the subject of cold wars, KGBs, Soviet punishments and the related in the years past, and hence i thought i could brave the audio-visual experience too but boy!! As much as they are disturbing to read, seeing them finally is a very moving experience and hence the title of my opinion. You could... More

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Well this is certainly worth a visit if yu want to know the history of Lithuania - absolutely harrowing You can see the KGB Prison, as well as information about the freedom fighters, the torture as well as information about the opression. Well worth a visit.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Coming from the west, you will get a better understanding about what happened before world war II, under the war and after from the perspective of the Lithuanian people. Visiting the prison and execution room in the basement makes you very aware of what the Soviet state did and why the Lithuanian people have this aversion to everything that reminds... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is strange, how You can one second stroll down the main and busy street of the city center and the next second You enter a very different place. This museum is like a time travel and as interesting as it is, you just wanna get the hell out of there. Because the feeling of people who used to suffered... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If there is only one thing you can see in Vilnius, this should be it. There are not many museums that have managed to move me as much as this one, as it tells a horrifying story in a very direct and honest way. Make sure you have enough time to see everything.

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