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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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Would recommend- very interesting. A very good overview of the Soviet KGB era. Especially the ground floor was very interresting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Merilin S
Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seeing this place was brutal. We didn't know that Lithuania was so involved in KGB. Seeing the jail in the cellar was really brutal!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would recommend- very interesting. A very good overview of the Soviet KGB era. Especially the ground floor was very interresting.

Thank Merilin S
Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited all of them, and this was the one I found most interesting. More information, more organized, and even more modern. There is also an interesting bookshop inside :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The theme of the museum is very actual. But the exhibition is rather old. If you're ready to read a lot and looking for information about the partisans, it can be a point for you. But if you are looking for emotional staff, better go to IX Fort museum. They also have part about deportations and victims, but much more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The occupation of Soviet Union, that lasted 1940-1990, left really hard scar to Lithuanian history. And this museum that shows the hard, the unpleasant, the tragic side of it. No, no gruesome sights or cheap show elements - just real, historical sights of that harsh era when patriots of the country were tortured in this building from days to years.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Museum with some hesitation and possibly not wishing to learn more about the horrors of this period of history - however, it proved to be very interesting and gave us the opportunity to understand more about the way in which the country suffered until independence in early 1990s. Museum is very well set out with all key... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about this museum before my trip to Lithuania and was not disappointed..it's a must see.Lots of detail provides you with an insight of the dark days of the struggles of the Lithuanian people under the rule of Russia up to the late 70s.Bullet holes in the execution room are a stark reminder of the of the KGB ..a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum not to be missed. It is a testament to the tenacity and perseverance people of Lithuania who maintained their struggle against the adversity and terror wrought by both the Nazis and Soviets in attempt to destroy their spirit, their culture and their values. But it is horrendous to contemplate the hundreds of thousands of men, women... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In an anonymous building located close to the Gedimonio street. Interesting from a historical view and a reminder to what humans are able to do. We should never forget! The museum consist of small rooms, got a bit crowded. The exhibitions have a lot of text, no interactions or modern technology. In the basement you can visit the old prison... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building doesnt feel that big on the inside and the tight corridors can be pretty crowded (especially if there is a big tour party inside). The KGB prison in the basement was a pretty chilling reminder of how cruel humans can be to eachother! The soundproofed 'physical interrogation' cell and execution room with bullet holes in the wall epitomises... More 

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