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State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade

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Address: Solyanoi Lane, 9 | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
Phone Number: (812) 275-75-47
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Description: The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in...
The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in 1941-44b.
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A must see in Winter

Very atmospheric little exhibition. We visited in December and felt that was the correct time to understand the awfulness of the seige. Interesting artefacts, a movie and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Went to St Petersburg with wife and daughter to celebrate Women's Day (March 8th). The day before, normal Saturday (no holiday) we planned to visit the museum to show our 8 year old daughter the history of the blockade. And what happened? "The museum is closed at 1500 on March 7th" Strange way to promote the museum when lots of... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very atmospheric little exhibition. We visited in December and felt that was the correct time to understand the awfulness of the seige. Interesting artefacts, a movie and a personal guide taught us much that we hadn't known about the siege.

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napier
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The previous reviewers are correct in their reviews of the important part of local history. However, it seems that there are plans to upgrade the quality of visitor experience here. There's a new audio visual room showing dramatic film on a "screen" consisting of a building 's wall. In the same room, there's a cutaway model showing the proposed development... More 

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Wiltshire UK
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Other reviewers are right in that this is a low key museum with little modern interactive wizardry, but to those of us who grew up having to look at stuff for ourselves rather than be told what to see and think, that is not a problem. What makes the museum work for non-Russian speakers is the excellent English audio guide.... More 

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Raanana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is an extremely disappointing museum. We made great efforts to find and reach it being interested in World War II history. The place is dilapidated, there were not enough self-guiding tools to rent, exhibits were static, dark, poor English, very poor visuals. They do not even show a short documentary on the siege --- yet so many good ones... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A unique story of courage and a city working together illustrated well with photographs and images from this difficult time in history. Through sheer determination and working together as a nation they defeated the Nazi's. Very moving story.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum provides an informative and excellent guide to the Blockade of Leningrad. I liked the ambiance of the place, the feeling that you were stepping back into time upon entering the museum (circa 1970) and then further back in time to the Siege of Leningrad, which was a sober and highly informative experience. The guides are helpful and I... More 

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TWells
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

So so. The story is important and the guides do well to bring it to life. The stuff on display is interesting too - but the layout and design is circa a 1970's museum unfortunately, particularly for such an important topic.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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