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“A jewel of Crimean and world history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol

Panorama Museum on the Siege of Sevastopol
Historical Blvd, Sevastopol, Ukraine
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Ranked #4 of 56 Attractions in Sevastopol
Type: Museums
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“A jewel of Crimean and world history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Panorama museum was originally built in the late 19th Century, to celebrate the siege and battle of Sevastopol in the Crimean war.
All the other commentators who classify it as a Soviet museum are wrong. It pre-dates the soviet period.
It was, however, heavily damaged in the great patriotic war, and then faithfully restored afterwards.
Fascinating. Not many painted panorama's left. It's worth the trip to Sevastopol alone, even if this is the only thing you visit.

You can see it on the top of the hill from the railway station when you arrive.

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Beautiful Panorama”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a guided tour and lasts less than one hour. The tour begins with a small museum that displays uniforms, weapons, and other memorabilia from the siege of Sevastopol. The guide takes you through the museum while providing background information on the creation of the panorama. The guide then leads you into the panorama while providing further explanation. There is a small souvenir shop upon exiting the panorama.
Please note: The admission price for non-Russian speaking guests was considerably higher than for Russian speaking guests. There is also a small surcharge if you desire to take pictures or make video footage.

Visited March 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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“Interesting Soviet style panorama museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Guides only speak Russian (might not speak Ukrainian either.) Museum is very small, more interesting as a relic left over from Soviet days.

Visited May 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Go there!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Panorma museums are something that the sovjets were good at. This museum is one of the better and gives you a good picture of the Siege of Sevastopol.
Another interesting Panorama museum you will find in Volgograd (ex. Stalingrad).

Visited October 2012
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“The Inspiration for "The Charge of the Light Brigade"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The diorama of the battle of the Balaclava Valley during the Crimean war is incredibly well done. They have guides who are fluent in English and the museum itself is small but the depiction of the battle is outstanding. It's a good walk up to the museum with some vendors outside. Worth the trip

Visited August 2012
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