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Blockade of Leningrad State Museum

9 Solyanoy pereulok | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
(812) 275-72-08
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Ranked #51 of 989 attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Description: The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in 1941-44b.
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The museum could do better in telling the fascinating and tragic history of the siege of Leningrad. Instead it just felt like a mix-mash of objects strewn together. There is not that much English. We were expecting to read about the personal accounts of survivors, however we couldn't find any - translated in English anyway. It might have been better... More

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Busan, South Korea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is a very mediocre museum, and especially if you do not read in Russian. I've read a few other reviews on this thread before I visited, and decided it was worth a visit. It really isn't. It's quite a disappointment actually, since all you really get are some behind-the-glass displays of wartime memorabilia, some maps, artwork, and a few... More

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Oslo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The story of blockade is a tragical one and one that deserves a good story-telling museum. This one makes a good effort in picturing the different aspects of the siege and its progression. I do not agree to those who say that it is a "traditional", exhibit-centered museum. I would call it more of a transitional museum: the authors have... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Museum is not that big but has a lot of interesting things on display like uniforms, guns, artifacts, clothing, documents, photographs etc. if only one can imagine what those people went thru during those 2-3 years. My friends were not impressed but i enjoyed it a lot and I think it's worth a visit for everyone interested in history or... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A small museum not far away from the city center. About 15 minutes walk from the Summer Garden or Church on Spilled Blood. St.-Petersburg (former name - Leningrad) was besieged for almost 900 days (1941-1943) by Nazis during the WW2. More than 1 million of sitizens-mostly civilians - died of constant heavy bombing and hunger. Nazi troops were standing in... More

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near Phila.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The English language summaries of the exhibits are sketchy, but if you have read up on the seige of Leningrad, during WW2, it is easy to work your way through this Museum. The collection of artifacts from weapons, to communications eqipment, to captured SS uniforms and nazi propaganda, is gripping. This is no disney style museum, and no attempt is... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

While there wasn't an English translation of every Russian story board, there was a summary English story board for every single display case. i found it to be sufficient, and it is a moving story, told with real artifacts. Staff made an effort to be helpful. my only objection is that we all know the guy who set up this... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A fascinating and very moving insight to the 900 days St Petersburg was isolated from the rest of Russia during Worl War 2. Discovering this museum was so exciting.

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

No storytelling, no multimedia, no interaction, no english, just objects -without any description behind. This is definitely not the way to tell new generation about the history.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place was a bit hard to get into, strange openhours with something called "clening day" where they just are off, but this i a Russian habit, it is simply the way it is but it is not very userfrindly. Interisting place, lots of stuff to see, some few signs there was writting info in English. Looks like things had... More

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