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Address: Lavrska vul. 24, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
Phone Number: (44)285-94-52
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One of the best museums dealing with the war in Europe I have visited. Tells the story of Ukraine during WW2, quite a harrowing story told through exhibits and audio commentary... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best museums dealing with the war in Europe I have visited. Tells the story of Ukraine during WW2, quite a harrowing story told through exhibits and audio commentary. You need a good few hours here to see the museum and the external array of WW2 and cold war tanks etc, plus memorials to the fallen and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very extensive exhibit of the WW2 memorabilia that I have ever seen. It was also interesting to see the war from another perspective.

Thank Wombat999
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is quite extensive. You must have a museum guide for the tour. Ours spoke clear English. I think they may have an audiotape as well

Thank barbara b
Ossett, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some interesting items here, but would have been so much better if there was a lot more English writing. This would have made the visit last a good couple of hours rather than the 20 minutes to whisk through it just looking at the photos and items. A handout in some of the rooms did help a little.

Thank Joseph H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new name of museum is 2 World War Museum. For now you have possibility to understand the role of Ukrainian solders and people for victory. There is a new exhibition about new war opened by Russia.

Thank Oleg S
Bat Yam, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is focused on war machines mostly. That being said, it is a very interesting place to visit. All exhibitions are interesting, and the views looking into the city from the museum are also visit worth.

Thank Gal E
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the War museum brings back and reminds us of the horrors of war and the pain and suffering of a people who endured the worst of WW II. The museum walks us through the process of the war and some of the names and victims of many who died. Although it is not the most comprehensive of museums it... More 

Thank Jodphd
Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well organized and has lots at display. For those who come from the same political system/regime (Soviet Union) like me I saw so much similarities. The museum is in a good location that is walking distance to many other nice spots. A good place to hide from the Sun or the rain.

Thank VanNguyen_Hanoi
Kyiv, null, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is an open air museum where you may find some war machines of WW2. By paying a couple of cents extra, you may sit in the cocpit of some Soviet fighter planes.

Thank Atilla K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Get an interesting view of WW2 from the perspective of the USSR. Remember to book an english speaking guide, and bring your own toilet paper for the toilets.. :D

Thank JP D

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