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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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Modern Take on WWII - few English translations. Further down is Afghanistan veterans museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is really about heavy hardware, tanks etc. Not been to another Museum like this one so enjoyed it. Oh and some of the statues are amazing, huge things with great detail. Well worth a visit. Lot of people recommend getting a guide, however we asked and there were none available :( Also, cheap to get in but you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was fantastic! For such a major event the museum has created quite an Artistic view The exchibition isnt in English but at the entrance to each room there is a A4 English overview. I think you can get an Audio guide if you wish. The museum also has free wifi. Fantastic monuments around here too plus a few smaller... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The war museum is in two places, under the Motherland monument and a little to the side with the open area section. The part under the Motherland monument is well presented and curated, there are some information sheets each gallery hall in English French and few other languages but there are no translations under exhibits to say what they are.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Interesting "open air" museum with all kind of airplanes and with the possibility to enter in cabins. Adviced 100%!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A museum that brings one closer to the spirit that reigns in this country. I found the exhibition very complete but missed the major part by not speaking the language...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visited in July 2014. Very impressive, could have done with more English translation, I was lucky as I was with my girlfriend and a translator!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very impressive museum. If your into WW2 and military hardware from a Soviet perspective, then this is the place to learn about it. Prepare to get your walk on though, the museum covers a large area. I've visited only once but plan to visit again. I hear one can go inside and up the centerpiece of the whole museum -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The museum is worth the time to visit! It is located on the hill side above the Dnipro River. The Mother Land Statue is part of the museum. It is a large museum (I have heard one of the largest in Ukraine) and includes a section where a number of pieces of World War II Military Equipment is displayed!

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