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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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This is just a must visit and it is on the way to the Mother of the motherland. allow about 1 hour to visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Michael R
England, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting, with a lot of military vehicles on display (planes. tanks, trunks, helicopters) from all war eras. It was closed when we were there but our guide still described some of the highlights for us. I would recommend bringing a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is just a must visit and it is on the way to the Mother of the motherland. allow about 1 hour to visit

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Rolle, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having English audio-guides makes the visit much more valuable than is been les to believe by Lonely Planet and some reviewers. I spent an engaged hour and a half here, following the 'road of war' and looking at debris, rusted guns and ordnance, and the notorious human-skin gloves hanging from barbed wire. It's rare for anything to make me feel... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited Great Patriotic War Museum 21 July 2015. As a person interested in history, this was something I had looked forward to for some time. First there are the outdoor displays of military equipment, mostly of 1940s vintage, but some of current vintage. As a person who spent 1971 to 1973 in West Germany as part of NATO force, seeing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Although all the exhibits are in Ukrainian/Russian, they did provide information "cards" in English at the beginning of most of the halls. This information was invaluable. Ukraine really suffered during World War II and the number of military and civilian casualties during that time is staggering. The last hall before the base of the Rodina Mat (Defense of the Motherland... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I paid a fee, but that included a guide, so maybe it is free to just walk in. Rooms are in order of events that you walk around. Very eye opening to see things from the Ukrainian side. If you like history of WW2 this is a must. Nothing in english, but there is a small summary at the door... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Easily accessible and covers a large area. There are some pieces of hardware open to the public, a closed off section is paid access and there is a booth there, I think I paid less than 10 Hrivnas to get in, about 50pence. Just about every military mechanical vehicle ever used by the old Soviet union is in there. The... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Couldn't get in for the second time in a year! I wanted to pay 200 grivnas to see the museum and go to the top of the statue. I was told to wait while they found someone named Nikolay. I waited for 15 minutes to go in here and got disgusted and just left! Apparently, they don't need any money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This museum is arranged chronologically. The exhibits are well laid out in separate large rooms. Unfortunately the labels are not in English so the amount I could get from it was limited. In places, particularly when it deals with genocide and the treatment of Jews it is very depressing. There are such exhibits are a (human) bone crushing machine for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not that this is the main reason, but all of the plaques and quotes were in Russian. However this was worth the visit none the less =D A small fee for the visit, and display. The ex-Soviet had so much control over the Ukraine. Good luck to them for gaining independence, they still live in the Soviet shadow, and may... More 

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