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Great Patriotic War Museum

Lavrskaya st., 24, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
(44)285-94-52
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Ranked #12 of 402 Attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you like military hardware this is a GREAT museum. Lots of tanks and planes, one of the largest and most majestic statues I have ever seen The monumental sculpture of the "Motherland" ("Мати-Батьківщина" is also here.

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Kiev
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This museum is a must see, Found it very interesting, part of it is outdoors, military machinery and aircraft and the other part is located under the statue.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've never been to a museum that was on the same scale as this one. It's absolutely amazing. The displays and tribute paid to the memory of the fallen soldiers is like no other location in the world.

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Kroer
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's perfectly normal to shed a tear or a thousand here. This museum is gut-wrenchingly honest and doesn't even try to hide the truth. Well worth the visit

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although most of the information and notices are in Russian or Ukrainian, there is an English guide to the Great Patriotic War available for purchase. The Museum is a beautiful building and the exhibits are very atmospheric and moving.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I cannot judge the museum itself (entrance fees apply) as I stayed all the time outside and walked all around the full site. Still, there is so much to view and visit outside the museum that I can only recommend this full site. One of the most striking experience is certainly to listen to the loud communist propaganda on the... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Its nice to be outdoor and enjoy the view of the left bank, some interesting sculptures from communism time and old airplanes and tanks. But that's it.

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Berkeley CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The museum closed on us 30 minutes early. (This probably explained why they charged us only half at the entrance, but…) A great many military artifacts, and there is an English key available. You can see a loaf of the "bread" given out during the siege of Leningrad. Note also the ironic Communist style to credit individual workers of every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good collection of military equipment; land, air and sea. Plan to spend at least 1 hour to fully appreciate all that is on display. There is an opportunity to sit in a vintage MIG jet and attack helicopter and take pictures.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There were many excellent displays in this museum and there was a summary card in English in each room of the main collection. It's worth a visit and I whipped through in 75 mins which was a bit rushed. The display on the German occupation was particularly informative. The Afghanistan collection in a separate building was also well presented but... More

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