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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Address: Lavrskaya st., 24, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: (44)285-94-52
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It's An Open Air Museum Of War,Surrounded Some Very Big Monuments,And the ever high Rodinamat(motherland) Statue.Also Its Located Quite High So It Gives A Great View Of Kiev.Go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Odessa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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Odessa, Odes'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

It's An Open Air Museum Of War,Surrounded Some Very Big Monuments,And the ever high Rodinamat(motherland) Statue.Also Its Located Quite High So It Gives A Great View Of Kiev.Go There And Enjoy..

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was a cool spot, large array of tanks/missiles/weaponary etc plus the awesome giant mother of ukraine statue, the museums have huge display of historical war artifacts and pictures however nothing is in english at all so you don't know what a lot of them are about, its great on a sunny day you can stroll at your own pace... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful location for a museum under an iconic statue on the Kiev skyline. The museum is inexpensive and even with very few of the exhibits being translated into English you fill a couple of hours while walking around. There is a cheap cafe where we got 3 drinks and 3 ice creams for less than £2!

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Barton Upon Humber
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Walking up to the museum you can't help feel very small next to the imposing building and the statues on the approach. The museum itself is well laid and some thought has obviously gone into the displays. There are cards in different languages in the entrance to most rooms however the items themselves are only in Ukrainian and Russian. But... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Interesting place to visit and it is in the same area as Motherland statue. Inside the Motherland statue there is also a war museum but no photoes sone sadly.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Little has changed at this most impressive place, since I first started visiting when I moved to Kiev in 2001. It is a simply stunning record of Ukraine's efforts, losses and contributions during the epic conflagrations of the 20th Century. Set in well-maintained grounds, with outdoor exhibitions of tanks, vehicles, aircraft and ballistic missiles! The route through the park to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It will open your eyes to what the people of Ukraine have lived through. If you do not speak the language hire a guide. Well worth the investment.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I thought this place was really cool. Lots of Soviet era vehicles here. And it is perched on top of a hill that gives a great view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

the big steeless figure of 100 odd meter hight, with a sword and a shild, looks East? why? the visit was worthwhile, i liked the Afghanistan war part, as it does cover recent history (1979-1989). you can buy military memorabilia. The Patriotic War museum is modern and lacks the usual Sowjet style pathos, but rather describes the facts and daily... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Museum is part of the memorial complex that includes a tank park, eternal flame, and giant Motherland statue. I visited the museum (opened in 1982) in the base of the Motherland monument. It has a terrific collection of WW2 memorabilia, mostly in Ukrainian. It includes access to the Memorial Hall by foot and viewing platform by lift.

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