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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
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+370 5 249 6264
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US$10.75*
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Grim

Grim in a positive way. This museum was so informative and took you right back to the time which we need to remember wasn't actually that long ago. Ear wigging on a guide he was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

4 euro entry for adults, we spent a couple of hours here, there is an awful lot of reading to be done in this museum so perhaps not great for kids.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Grim in a positive way. This museum was so informative and took you right back to the time which we need to remember wasn't actually that long ago. Ear wigging on a guide he was so informative and knowledgeable . Don't expect to walk out with a smile on your face but appreciate the experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Powerfully educational indeed - you should not miss this. To understand Lithuania you must understand how recently this dark period came to an end and this visit to the KGB headquarters and prison, with its cells and execution chamber which were still functioning into 1991, is a highly informative, top notch and must-include on any itinerary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here on a rainy Saturday morning and the place was very saddening but really gave you an understanding of the atrocities suffered in parts of Eastern Europe during, and after WW2. The torture chambers and execution chamber are grisly, but again sum up the enormity of what people faced for not conforming to the state.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Lithuania's Independence Day and that made it even more poignant. There is so much for the Lithuanian people to be thankful for now, having seen what they went through when under Nazi and then Soviet control. The exhibition is very well put together and explains a lot of the history behind the place. The part that resonated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This muzeum is a must see in Vilnius, but remember its a tough experience to visit the execution chamber. Remember this muzeum is closed on both mondays and thuesdays. Be there when it openes an 10 am.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the museum after exploring the rest of Vilnius. We found the exhibits easy to follow and very informative. The prison downstairs was particularly chilling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would reccomend going to seeing it so we can learn from historys mistakes maybe in the morning and making sure you have an upbeat activity planned in the afternoon because it left me feeling a little sad for the millions that died, also maybe not for children of a nervious disposition If you are reading this from the UK... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The day we were able to go it was closed, however I was not too disappointed, only because of the sadness I felt from just the outside. All of the names were were carved as we walked along the street, everyone who died was listed. It was a beautiful building and the grounds were very nice and well kept

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in the II world war and you don't know anything about the what part Lithuania stood and what how they fight, this is definitely your place! Come and visit! Totally worth!

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