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Great Patriotic War Museum

Lavrskaya st., 24, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
(44)285-94-52
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Ranked #7 of 329 attractions in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Bishkek
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The actual museum (inside buidling) is split into two floors. The top floor is dedicated to Afghanistan material and the bottom floor depicts communist involvement in struggles across the globe (Cuba, Vietnam, Africa, etc). The interior museum is completely in Russian language and no guide books or tutorials are available....still worth going. Be aware that taking photos is a additional... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

During our last day in Kiev in October 2013, we (a couple) had a chance to walk through the territory of the Great Patriotic War Museum. Our path led from the exit of Kiev Pechersk Lavra till the monument of Mother Motherland. While walking in the path, there were Soviet WWII-related songs coming from the speakers around. From one point... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

great! good history -- very very sad ..sad and lots of time .sad sad sad sad sad -- appalling!! sad very tragic page in history.. very bad

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Beijing, China
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97 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Was impressed at how massive this museum was. Has many different military weapons on displace as well as tanks you can climb on. Several cafés near by which was great because we were quite tired after walking. Worth checking out.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum has great flow, and shows the side of WWII from the Soviet preservative. They do a decent job at giving multiple language options. I say decent, because it still doesn't cover everything, and we would be a bit confused at times. It is easy to find as it is the base of the Motherland statue. If you are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very somber and effective in its layout and architecture. The concrete entrance way to the museum sets the tone for this homage to the intense suffering caused by this war. Private guides are available and have loads of information that one might otherwise miss.

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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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96 helpful votes 96 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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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
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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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