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House of Leaves

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Very informative museum, while sad it is worth visiting.

The House of Leaves , outlines the methods and equipment used by the regime, less than 30 years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
Great museum, but leaves some gaps

Firstly, overall we really enjoyed this museum. There was a number of really interesting insights... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashlie K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Housed in what was originally an obstetrics clinic then later used by the Sigurimi to monitor and torture people. There are two floors, the text and videos were in English. It was interesting, some of the rooms were dark and creepy which was fitting to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting but could be better presented. Full of information. Most things are translated in english.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House of Leaves , outlines the methods and equipment used by the regime, less than 30 years ago, which was often extremely violent. It was very sad to listen to peoples stories about the loss of family members and those who survived telling their...More

Thank JanMinnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, overall we really enjoyed this museum. There was a number of really interesting insights in to atrocities in the counties really recent history. Since it is so recent, it does feel a little like there a still a lot of gaps in the information,...More

1  Thank Ashlie K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This little museum was a good introduction to a part of history I personally had no knowledge of. The museum is in the building that was originally Albania's first obstetrics clinic; then the regional headquarters of the Gestapo; then a place where Albania's secret police,...More

3  Thank straea
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Very interesting museum, with a well-laid-out plan and collection. The design is first-rate, and the English signage is excellent as well. The museum addresses a dark period of the country's history head-on, without embellishment. It's a very modern museum. Four stars rather than five for...More

Thank EBNY17
Reviewed July 22, 2018

While having some interesting information of communist Albania, the rooms seemed repetitive and the price was above average compared to other museums in the region. On a positive note, the young girl working inside the museum was very knowledgeable and excellent at her job. She...More

1  Thank Tripledan81
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting little museum which gives a very lively introduction into how the lives of Albanians was under surveillance by the secret police.

Thank Kristian M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The official tourist information recommended us to visit this museum which we would have otherwise missed. It contains two floors of fascinating documentation of the country’s espionage against its own population and visitors during the totalitarian era. We were so impressed by the strong evidence...More

Thank EuropeanDiversity
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This museum, sobering as it is, could have been worse but they avoided going into detail about torture and punishment. Most interesting to see details of state surveillance. One interesting and almost corny feature is a badly-made propaganda film shown in Room 10, Sector 4,...More

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