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Address: Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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This is a historical must see!

This is not a fun museum or subject matter by any means, but it is a museum full of history that should never be forgotten. Not all the exhibits are for the faint of heart, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is not a fun museum or subject matter by any means, but it is a museum full of history that should never be forgotten. Not all the exhibits are for the faint of heart, but I challenge anyone to go and explore the dark history of Lithuania and see just how far the country has risen from the ashes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum covering the KGB. Its interesting to compare museums such as the Museum of Occupation in Tallinn, Estonia, the prison/occupation museum in Lviv, Ukrain and the Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk, Belarus (among others). I find that in conjunction with books and personal stories from guides they help provide a broader context than just visiting one museum. I... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum should be visited by everyone. It's not huge, magnificent or beautiful but instead it reminds us all, what can go wrong if authoritarian and totaliarian regimes take over

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The KGB Museum is located on Gedimino Avenue and was used by the KGB for about 50 years. The exibitions show, how Lithuania lost it independence to the Soviet Union before WWII, how the country suffered during the German Occupation and finally how it inhabitants fought to gain independence again after the Soviet occupation. The prison cells used by the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Really well done museum on the history of the KGB occupation in Lithuania. It is probably the best musuem in Vilnius and has a lot of information and history. We also greabbed an audioguide whilst walking around and found it really useful.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

They illustrate through images, stories, and the upkeep of the actual cell rooms, what happened, from the point of view of Lithuanians during the Nazi and Soviet occupations. It was very informative, and emotionally very strong.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Place tells many stories, but most powerfull ones one found in prisons where were as little humanity as in Auswitch. Terrible & memorable. Not for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Having checked out the museums dedicated to Soviet influence in each of the Baltic cities, I'd rate this one as the best for the KGB angle. The basement is very sobering indeed. I felt like the repeated video in the execution chamber was unnecessary and found it detracted from what should be a sombre experience. I think the video should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place is interesting on the contents it has and the pictures showing how KGB operated and did at those times. If you are one day in the city maybe there are better places to visit but if you have time it is very positive to visit and remember how low human nature can reach in order to control others.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A rather traditional museum, but with quite good and authentic exhibits. Located in the center, so it is usually full of foreign visitors. Few locals bother to go. If you are in the area anyway, why not take a look?

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Address: Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
Location: Europe  >  Lithuania  >  Vilnius County  >  Vilnius

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