KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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John
Dublin, Ireland144 contributions
Couples
Deeply moving exhibit on the occupied history of Lithuania and eventual independence.

The upstairs exhibition rooms are packed with artefacts, photographs etc. which provide a powerful overview of the lived experience of this time period.

The basement prison cells are not for the faint hearted. They are left in their original condition and it is incredibly grim.

We'd definitely recommend visiting if you are interested in this aspect of Lithuanian history.
Written February 25, 2022
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Work.Save.Travel.Repeat
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The KGB Museum is dedicated to dark chapters in Lithuania's 20th century history.
The upstairs exhibition rooms on the first and second floor are packed with powerful artefacts and photographs. The English explanatory panels are well designed and give an impressive overview of the time of Nazi and Soviet occupation. The stories and personal fates get under the skin.

Especially the prison cells in the basement gave me goosebumps, even though I've been to other museums with KGB or Nazi prisons in the past. The cells as well as the execution chamber are left in their original condition.
Not a museum for small kids!

I would definitely recommend visiting (plan for ~2h)! Best combine it with the
Soviet Vilnius Walking Tour by Vilnius with Locals!
Written April 24, 2022
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia98 contributions
Couples
I didn’t expect such a wide exposition at all. There’s a prison , really good set up, you can see exactly how inmates had to stay in the prison - their rooms, bathrooms, out yard, and even execution room. Sad. I do recommend everyone visiting the museum - you can spend even 2 hours there as it’s so big.
Written February 6, 2020
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PeterSFQ
Liverpool, UK18 contributions
Couples
A must for ALL visitors to appreciate the trauma and pain that this lovely country has been through in the past. It’s cheap to enter and you can easily spend a couple of hours reading and absorbing the horrors of Lithuania’s past. The exhibits are low key which makes it all the more shocking. The execution room is particularly nasty.
Written February 2, 2020
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Petra T
Helsinki, Finland14 contributions
Solo
I asked beforehand for the possibility to take the guided tour. As a solo traveler I would have wanted to join other tour groups. For some reason they didn’t allow that, which I found a bit surprising. As I didn’t want to take the tour only for myself, I paid the normal entrance (very modestly priced, only 4 euros/adult). Even without the tour the visit was great - very informative and, well, grim (especially once you go to see the prison cells and the execution room). However, I’m sure the tour would have added some good extra value for the visit.
Written July 15, 2020
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
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Be sure to visit inside. This museum is located in the Old Town of Vilnius. It's located to the top of Gediminas Ave opposite Lukishki square on the left. To get to the museum go around the side of the building on the side with the trees, the entrance is about 3 minutes walk from the Avenue.

The entry cost is quite reasonable. However, it's a truly depressing place. There are torture rooms with padded doors and walls. I guess so the screams wouldnt be heard outside. There is also a death chamber, through the dooruip the steps and down another steps with glass floor. There are shoes under the glass as s reminder of this. and the.

Truly horrible place with very tiny prison cells. The explanations/descriptions at each door are written in english as well..
As bad as it may be I will highly recommend a visit to this museum.
Written June 20, 2020
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noelia1278
Anstruther, UK53 contributions
This museum is very well run and organised also extremely cheap entrance fee E1 for seniors, otherwise E3. Well well worth it and extremely informative. Be prepared to spend many hours in here as there is so much to see. So sad to read of the very brave Lithuanians who fought for their country's freedom
Written February 12, 2020
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blodwin52
Derby, UK345 contributions
This place just makes you wonder how humans can be so evil. It is extremely informative and everything has an english translation. Amazing amount of history contained. The death chamber and torture chambers are truly terrifying. Give yourself at least a couple of hours for the visit
Written November 9, 2021
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Numenor
Cherry Hill89 contributions
We took a guided tour of this former KGB prison. It talked about the atrocities of the Soviet Union. Outside of the museum you will find paintings created by school children as a testament to the many Jews who were killed during WWII.
Written August 1, 2021
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Dan
Vilnius, Lithuania24 contributions
Soviet times were horrible times. But that does not mean that this museum is depressing: if you are truly interested in learning about Lithuania then this will help you understand. Well worth a visit to remind all of us just how terrible humans can be...
Written June 12, 2020
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