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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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Ranked #5 of 101 attractions in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The KGB Geoncide Museum consists of the prison in the basement, and exhibitions on the other floors. One exhibition is about the Lithuanian partizan... more »
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Caloundra, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went through the KGB museum with a local guide whose family had experienced the Soviet occupation. The guide was quite spooked by just being in the museum. It is a very sobering place to visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A must see to understand the make up and recent affect on local culture. Very informative areas throughout the building, recommend taking the audio guide for the bottom floor to understand the treatment and daily lives of the political prisoners through to the execution chamber.

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very interesting informative and very cheap museum showing what has happened particularly since the 2nd world war, plenty of information displayed In English.

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San Francisco, California
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum was interesting and provided some good background on Lithuania's history with the KGB. The cells downstairs are haunting; I even found the bags of shredded paper and holding cells creepy. I would definitely recommend stopping by. It's relatively small, depending on how much depth you want to go into. I think what affected me most from this museum... More

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eastbourne, UK
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21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After just visited with KGB building in Riga (excellent if it is still open) we were a little disappointed with this museum. The emphasis is on the partisans and their resistance to the Soviet regime which, although, extremely interesting did not really tell you much about the KGB. Think we should have got the audio guide!

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A pure joke for nag tourists. Don't waste your time. I DO NOT recommend this at all. If you want to learn historical facts about what Communism (and KGB) did to this country, I would recommend the KGB Museum in Prague.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We spent about 2 hours at the museum- Entry was cheap- 8 litas per person. Displays were well set up with English and Lithuanian explanations. Not for the feint hearted but an interesting look at the way the Gestapo and KGB influenced the lives of so many Lithuanian people.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Unique chance to see real jail and torture chamber which was operating in USSR times. Other part of museum is also interesting and good to see. Some part of attractions can be shocking for small kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Highly recommend this tour and definitely get the head phone tour guide set. Very informative and moving experience for me. Unnerving!

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Alesund, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An interesting and tragic place to visit. Going through the basement here, reading the different stories about what has happend here, and imagine all the people suffering here, was a emotional experience. Don't leave Vilnius without a visit !

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