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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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About as harrowing as one would expect a museum dedicated to the guerilla war against Soviet occupation and a KGB interrogation chamber. Informative and detailed, but not for the... read more

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

About as harrowing as one would expect a museum dedicated to the guerilla war against Soviet occupation and a KGB interrogation chamber. Informative and detailed, but not for the faint of heart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the KGB Museum on our last day in Europe and we are glad we could educate ourselves again on the atrocities commited by the Nazis and Soviet Russia. The entry price is a modest 4.00 EURO per person. We spent 2.5 hours visiting the museum and we would recommend to anyone visiting Vilnius.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has one floor which is actual prison cells gas chamber . Worth seeing this to get an idea what really happened in 1940s. It closes at 6pm and need at least one hour to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the floors concerns the holocaust, the other two floors more about the direct KGB activities that went on in the building. I skipped the holocaust part because it was the cells and how KGB worked that interested me. There were many different cells and in the cellar one room where people were shot. This museum is definately worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like other reviewers, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It is a very somber reminder of the horrors the people of Lithuania endured at the hands of the Nazis and the Soviets. This museum helps the visitor understand the role the KGB played during the Cold War, and the activities the KGB took part in during those times. The audio guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lesson in man's inhumanity to man. Both Soviet and Nazi occupations were terrible, but Lithuania also recognizes its own dark elements in its history. We found that this museum was historically factual and emotionally chilling. However, we recommend it strongly to all students and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Explaining both the fight for freedom from 1940 and onwards and showing the real cells for inmates this is a large museum. This house worked as a prison both under the Soviet and Nazi occupation, including a terrifying execution room were prisoners were killed. The holes from the bullets could still be seen. It is a good museum and should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did visit the KGB museum which depicted the struggle of the occupied country, deportation of citizens and other KGB memorabilia. Well worth the visit to anyone interested in the history of the occupation. The basement which housed a padded cell, water cell, prisoner bunks, execution chamber... were quite interesting. Allow at least one hour for the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The KGB museum is absolutely a must when you visit Vilnius. One of the guides at the museum was in the Soviet time prisoner in this jail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum visited on a wet day was enlightening as to the power certain global leaders have over their constituents. It is encouraging that there are usually brave elements in society who believe in better things and rise to the occasion. Sadly in too many countries these people are beaten - mentally and physically - but the resilience of The... More 

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