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Great Patriotic War Museum

Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #8 of 318 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was well worth the time it took to walk through the exhibits. Younger generations often do not understand the hardships of earlier generations, and this is a great place to go and learn about the sacrifices made in the past. Well kept, very informative, and well worth a stop.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Museum includes halls inside the monument hill and open area with WW2 and more modern military equipment - tanks, planes and missiles - some of these are rare or experimental vehicles like T-10 (IS-8). Inside part has pretty good collection of the war relics, put in the chronological order. It covers different topics, including partisan movement and death camps. Some... More

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Indiana, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum challenges the mind and overwhelms the emotions. Ukrainians have endured many tragedies throughout their history, WWII being only one of them. The various levels of this museum detail the plight of the people, their resistance, and their victory. I highly recommend that anyone who visits Kiev, and wants to understand its people, make a visit to this museum... More

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Hawick, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a must visit when your in Kiev. The soviet statues and buildings are amazing and the museum itself is impressive. the views of kiev are also great. The open air army Vehicle park is also pretty impressive.

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Kiev, Ukraine
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I visited this museum several times. Amazing view on Kiev from the hills. The style of the building of museum is socrealism. The exhibition presents the time of Great Patriotic War. We understand the importance to keep the peece.

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Beirut, Lebanon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

One of the best places in Kiev, worth to visit for sure, very interesting museum from all the sides. You need 2-4 hours and worth to spend more time. I visited the museum in October 2012. the tickets are very cheap like all the other Kiev attractions Don’t miss to take a picture in the helicopter or the MIG fighter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The main part of museum is located under the Rodina Mat statue that you can't miss! There are also military vehicles & planes outside in a separate display. The museum is well laid out with 2 floors of exhibits in a circular layout, and a third floor which is a memorial hall with views over the city. The layout of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a Smithsonian Institute-class museum in terms of displays and exhibits. You guide yourself through a chronology of events in this somber remembrance of WW II and its effects on Ukraine. It plays out as you step under camouflage netting or flags, and you see a remarkably long table with government notices that a soldier died on one side... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Although the cold and windy winter weather probably didn't do it justice, the War Museum is a must see for anyone interested in the History of the Soviet Union. It is worth going to for the enormous (I can't stress that word enough) statues alone, but there are also displays of military hardware to look at (and sit in!) for... More

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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The area is quite big and need couple of hours. We have visited the area in May 2011, so it was not very hot. I guess in fall or spring it is best to visit the place. lots of second World war military machinery and airplanes lloks great in the place. Most of it open air, so one can enjoy... More

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