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Great Patriotic War Museum
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WWII Museum and The Motherland Monument 3-Hour Tour from Kiev
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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fantastic museum”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is a fantastic museum that describes life on the eastern / Ukrainian front in WWII. A nice counterpoint to the western-heavy exhibitions that most of us have probably seen before. Exhibits aren't in English but there are English information sheets for every room, and most of the exhibits are self-explanatory anyway. Be careful: this museum (the good one) is directly under the massive statue. Avoid the smaller museum with the entrance about 500 metres away which, while part of the same complex, is a dire tourist trap.

Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“outstanding and moving”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

What's that? A museum that's moving? Yes indeed.
Where war museums in the UK tend to dwell on the technology this one focusses on the impact war has. The first display is a classroom whose children graduated, were sent off to the front and all died.
I went here with a very rough and ready group of guys. This place brought tears to all our eyes.
DO NOT MISS!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Not many things have English words but images and objects speak for themselfs.
Especialy section on concetrations camps.

Visited October 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Modern, well-organized”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Very well-organized and interesting museum about World War 2. The layout is well done and the tour is recommended because it takes you through the museum in order of events and concludes with a powerful exhibition about those who suffered.

Visited September 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ukraine paid a great price”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

This museum has some wonderful examples of the equipment used during the "Great Patriotic War".

What is very sobering is the casualties suffered by the Ukrainian people. Very difficult to comprehend.

Visited September 2012
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