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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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Informative - depressing or upsetting in parts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Warsaw
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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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Estepona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Open air museum in a pleasant environment. To have close look at the war equipment (cars, tanks and planes) you have to pay a small fee.

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Las Vegas Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like war stuff this place has plenty. Many military vehicles from the past scattered around the location. Inside has vast artifacts and lots of history to take in. For a few dollars you can go inside the Motherland monument for a great view of Kiev. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Perhaps one of the most stunning museums in Kyiv, it displays the story of WWII. Unlike many historical exhibits in Ukraine, I found that this showed a much more detailed narrative of the war. One downside however, was that there were no english plaques/descriptions when I went - however, worth the trip none-the-less!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped here in between connecting flights and would have had no clue if not for our cabbie Denys. He took us from Boryspil airport, to Kiev, around the city, the cathedral, and this museum just before our next flight. We got to the museum late so we just walked around outside and saw all the tanks, bombs, plane, chopper,... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have many military equipments and missiles used during world war. It was interesting to see those stuff. They have maintained'em well enough.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

An objective collection of all sorts of equipment used in the past, powerful weapons that made a powerful statement..

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Ellenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was not easy to find, well to us it wasnt but was very interesting when we did arrive. The power that was around in the Ukrainewas truly amazing and you cant help wonder when walking around what might have happened if some one had pressed the "Wrong Button" Was extremly cold during our visit so if in the winter then... More 

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

The Museum covers a large area, outside you have the Armour and aircraft and then there is the museum, the displays covered the war and the struggles, but it also includes the current troubles in Ukraine, I found this very somber indeed. As you go go around the museum there is a part of the display upstairs that is under... More 

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Address: Lavrskaya st., 24, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: (44)285-94-52
Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev

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