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House of Leaves

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Rruga Ibrahim Rugova | Face à la Cathédrale Orthodoxe, Tirana 1000, Albania
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many reviews state that photography is not allowed. During my visit on 15th August 2019 it definately was not an issue. The staff witnessed me, along with everybody else visiting, snapping away with both mobile phones and cameras. It seems there must have been a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JollyJackTarBG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit that it’s really courageous to show this obscure part of past and especially in this house. Exhibition shows exhaustively every equipment which was used through these years. However, I think that the way how exhibition is presented could be little bit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vebonik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I need to mention, that I am working in the museum sphere and visited totally more than 1000 museums. But in House of liefs I had the most humiliating museum experience in my life. The girl cashier sold me a ticket, without explaining that I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anton V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

get a insight into the communist past of Albania. See how the government systematically was spying on the people.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JesH660
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly suggest seeing this as well as Bunk'Art1, and possibly Bunk'Art2 (though we were not able to visit #2). House of Leaves and Bunk'Art1 cover the dark aspects of the Communist era from different perspectives: military, and in this case spying on ordinary citizens....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Goloh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Albania is consiously busy with keeping their tragic communism past alive and telling it to the younger generations and visitors from other countries. House of Leaves is a must to visit. It is the Museum of Secret Surveillance. It is located in the center of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bea B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The experience walks one through the transition of a Maternity Hospital to essentially Albania Spy Central. Great exhibition of spy materials; moving exhibition of the number of people murdered as a result of the activities; this is an important place to visit in Tirana and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank PortolaValleyLMS
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Quite interesting and for sure worth a visit. I wish it had a little more context (and an explanation for why it's called the house of leaves!), but in combination with the free walking tour it's pretty good.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dr_ivy_gva
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

I went here before BunkerArt and much preferred the House of Leaves (it doesn't confuse art and information). I was happy to have done this at the beginning of my visit to Albania to understand the recent history. There's a spooky bunker in the front...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Xiuxiyixia
Reviewed June 16, 2019

This together with BunkArt 1 are absolutes musts to get some idea of how the communist regime controlled the population though fear and suspicion.

Date of experience: May 2019
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