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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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