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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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This museum is a must see museum but there is not english explanations or english guide. There is free wi-fi in the museum. You can see the real weapons and uniforms used in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This museum is a must see museum but there is not english explanations or english guide. There is free wi-fi in the museum. You can see the real weapons and uniforms used in the blockade of Leningrad. Also the posters used for propaganda are charming. Fee for 1 person 250p.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My gradma has lived it up, all 900 days and still tells that the happiest day in her life is the Victory Day. You can hardly understand this happiness, since the 'happiest day' is anything else from 'the new toy' to the 'new ...'.... instead of the ability to see this world in peace. When the humanity will 'grow up'... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Worth a stop. Lots of placards are in English. Helps remind us why Russia is not so keen on a unified Europe.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I like it, there's many information about the blockade, almost all in english, ticket cost 300 rubls, for me, it's a little bit small.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Anyone visiting St Petersburg who is interested in its history during WWII or to feel how the city was under seige literally but kept going on (schools, universities, preserving seeds) should visit this museum. Its worth while going through with the audio guide and do not miss the map that shows how the Germans surrounded the city. It might be... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An extraordinary story of the strength of humankind, everyone visiting this city should know about this part of their history.

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My teenage daughters and I were really happy we made the effort to track down this low-key museum, which doesn't seem to hit any top 10 lists. We were really interested in grasping some of the horrors of the Siege, and after visiting the glittering palaces and sites the day before, this offered a perfect counterpoint. Not much English spoken,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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