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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 experience truly evokes the horror of the era

It was, indeed, a horrible experience for us. The building that houses the museum is actually the building that contained the KGB prison. But more about that later. The museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was, indeed, a horrible experience for us. The building that houses the museum is actually the building that contained the KGB prison. But more about that later. The museum is fairly easy to find and there was plenty of parking on that cold, rainy April morning. Buses also run up and down the street. The entrance fee is 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

After taking a morning tour of a castle, I was able to fit in the tour of the KGB Museum, that afternoon. The museum provides for the history of the Lithuanian people and their dealings with the former Soviet Union. It's amazing how the KGB infiltrated the community and how they treated those who opposed the regime. The exhibits made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is an important museum to visit for anyone interested in history of Lithuania. The display is very good and informative. Possibly one of the most significant places to see in Vilnius.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A well presented museum about the horrible soviet occupation of Lithuania. Don't miss the basement which has been left largely intact from its former days as a prison and torture chamber.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is an important museum to visit to remind us of the basic things we take for granted. The museum is situated in the building on what the plaque outside calls the vilest building and a source of all evil in the 20th century, used by the KGB, Gestapo and then the KGB again. The museum has two parts, one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well worth visit if you want to learn about Lithuania’s dark history during the 20th century. The highlight of the museum is that they have the former prison used by KGB open for exhibition.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

An important museum to visit to deepen your understanding of Lithuania. It gives a painful reminder of the role of Russia and KGB.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

In the heart of the City, this former KGB Prison just highlights what we in our current generation have thankfully never encountered. Just reminds of the harsh reality of the past. The old prison cells have been left as in the older days. Guided tours or Audio Guides are available. I used the Audio Guide and it was most elaborate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Though the exhibits are a little "flat" (mostly photos and text descriptions), the subject matter is fascinating. As with most exhibitions of people's capability of doing horrible things to other people, you can't help but be moved. The restoration of the former KGB building to show what some of the old prison cells looked like was the highlight. Definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is a must to understand the spirit of Lithuania. To see that Lithuanians were not nazi-collaborators but just a nation yearning for freedom and sovereignity. To understand the perfidity of perverted stalinistic minds. And to admire the bravenes of lithuanian partizans who were fighting the mighty soviet occupators even after the WW II was long over... Although most... More 

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