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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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Very informative but quite shocking!

First you start with the exhibition, which gives a lot of information and is very interesting. Then you go down to the part where the prison cells are and from there I felt a bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

First you start with the exhibition, which gives a lot of information and is very interesting. Then you go down to the part where the prison cells are and from there I felt a bit scared! You can really imagine how it was at that time, everything is well shown. I would definitely recommend this museum, a must when visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

it is difficult to rate this museum as excelent when you think of what went on in this building. But one needs to go there to remind you of how people can change to animals against each other. It is not so long since horrible things happend there.

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It has been amazingly preserved - the rooms have been kept as they were during Soviet times. Interactive features have been installed to give you a detailed historical account not only of the KGB prison but also of Lithuanian history during Soviet and Nazi times. Highly recommended. One can easily spend 4 hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very sad such atrocities happened but it is a must visit. We went with our 13 year old and it was a walk through history.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a worthwhile visit to learn more about the history of The country and the lives of victims between the 1940s and 1990s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

if you know something about KGB and what's mean Nazism or you just interested to know more historical things-visit this place!I would say it's not the place to go to children specially to visit down the underground where you can see prison and the scary rooms :) I definitely recommend to see this place-it's very interesting to see and to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great history lesson. A bit small, and not that much about KGB itself but especially prison part is impressive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The underground prison section is the most exciting part of this museum imo. I don't really know what else I can say - it's a museum about Vilnius during the WWII.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum is housed in the former Vilnius KGB headquarters building, across from Lukiskes Square. The entrance to the museum is located on the right (when you are standing and facing the building from Lukiskes Square) of the building through a small door. There is entrance fee but free if you have the vilnius city card. Do take note that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Informative but not overwhelming, this well-organised museum provides a chilling reminder not to take freedom for granted. The prison and courtyard are not to be missed as the experience of entering them is viscerally moving.

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