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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)
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KGB Museum of Occupation and Freedom Fights...
Ranked #12 of 198 things to do in Vilnius
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A jump in the atrocieties of the past. Small but interesting museum on the practice of brutal governments to oppress people.

Date of experience: November 2017
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"padded cell"
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"exercise yard"
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"sobering experience"
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"torture rooms"
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"lithuanian history"
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is an absolute must see attraction when visiting Vilnius. It is amazing because the cells are in such good condition still and it was so relatively recently that this was used. Don't rush and see everything,

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Opted not to pay for the audio tour and there was sufficient information in English to understand what was happening in the prison.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Seags2016
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This museum said it all. It's not easy to see some of the exhibits but important learning. Some of the areas were in close quarters and because of a tour, we couldn't even get into some of the rooms to see the exhibits. Be prepared for some troubling and heart wrenching representations of what took place there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank abetter1
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

This museum is set in a former KGB prison on the main street in the center of Vilnius. The lower level contains holding cells, torture cells, a padded cell and a killing area. An upper level has exhibits explaining the history of communist and Nazi brutality in Lithuania. It is horriffic on its own but if you hire a guide to explain it you will get far more out of the exoerience. The numbers of people who were killed/exiled/sent to Siberia are staggering and explain why Lithuania lost much of its population thanks to Stalin.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Eugene W
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