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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Lavrska vul. 24, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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All reviewsmotherland statuemilitary equipmentrodina matlarge collectionmother motherlandon displaydifferent languagesenglish descriptionsred armysoviet unioninteresting place to visitaudio guidesoviet stylewell worth the visittake photoswalk aroundtanks
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum (confusingly also know as the 'National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War') as we are both very interested in WWII history. Unfortunately our high expectations were not really met. The museum consists of a vast amount...More

Thank mmmill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history; a vivid expression of inhumanity, struggles and patriotism displayed on the walls of the pathways. A very vast area of war trucks, tanks, planes on display. a nice park as well, clean. Informative and sufficient.

Thank cashwash
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some old military Katusha from WW2 as well as modern tanks from recent conflict with Russia. The notion is clear the execution could be better.

Thank D L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not mutch info are in english, but tank & airplaine info are in english, very cheap, but bring small bills.

2  Thank Kent G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Complex. The initial 'hall' is dedicated to the 2014-current war with Russia. The other 'halls' (rooms really) talk about the Soviet Unions war against the Nazis. They manage this brilliantly. Obviously critical of Russia, currently, but honest about the Soviet Unions sacrifices in WWII. There...More

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best war museums I’ve visited. The way the tour through the years is done is impressive, the creative artists that did the displays capture your senses. It was intriguing to view historical events through another country’s eyes.

Thank plstrobel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

VERY Interesting Place....Full of History...mostly World War II era but very interesting. Can spend a fair amount of time here and enjoy the outdoor location.

Thank Deigs
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This museum has been renamed National Museum of Ukrainian History In The Second World War. It initially was a Soviet museum and it recalled a horrific war but was not honest in its depiction. The dates of the war were stated to be 1941 to...More

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This was one of the most affecting experiences of my life. Unlike our museums in Britain this focuses not on the glory of war and on how wonderful military hardware is but on is effects on a country, a people and on individuals. I visited...More

Thank James F
Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you are a war buff, make a point to visit this place and you will not be disappointed. Please take a guide who can speak English as the descriptions are in native language. Mother Land statue is an wonderful piece of art which is...More

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May 27, 2017|
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Response from gmercader | Reviewed this property |
I would use Uber or another taxi app. Safest and with a good price.
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August 6, 2016|
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Response from Pavel L | Reviewed this property |
Most of them outside - technique. Smaller War Museum is inside. We were there for about 2-3 hours.
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June 19, 2016|
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Response from wasjet | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree you need 2 to 3 hours, mainly because much of it is outside and spread around and the hill top park it is in and the views it gives are a large part of the visit