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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$10.89*
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Vilnius Signs of History: Long Way to Freedom
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US$40.30*
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Small Group Tour of Soviet Stories in Vilnius Including Food Tasting and Beer
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Scary to think how recent this history is..

Although the history here is very bleak, I felt it was a 'must' to visit and I'm glad we did. Everybody knows about WW2 but I must admit I didn't know so much about the soviet... read more

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although the history here is very bleak, I felt it was a 'must' to visit and I'm glad we did. Everybody knows about WW2 but I must admit I didn't know so much about the soviet occupation of the Balkans, and it's scary to think how recent this was. The museum is well laid out, informative and easy to get... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

impressive inside the original building site. The athmosphere is autenthic and very useful to understand happenings in this country occured in the past 70 years

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum. Gives a good insight into what the locals suffered during the repression of the Soviets, the Germans, and then the Soviets again. And best of all, everything - like in most of Vilnius surprisingly - is in impeccable English so great for us tourists !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very hard to find as it is a off a side street and has a very small sign, but I would recommend going if you are in Vilnius. Museum was informative and exhibitions were interesting. Information plaques were in English - which also helped.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most museums, don't go unless you are actually interested in history. Some of the people running past me clearly weren't, and a park or shopping mall would probably have suited their tasted better. Although reading up beforehand is useful, the museum gives a decent introduction to the Lithuanian occupation history of the 20th history. The collections on the... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great use of an ex-Soviet administrative building. It incorporates the soviet history and left behind furniture and other items. There's lots of photos and historical items gifted to the museum on display with texts panels that are a good length. The prison is apart of it too in the condition it was used and left in which... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this museum whilst in Vilnius and I will never forget it. It was a proper eye opener in to the dark, sad history of Lithuania and how Eastern Europe suffered from both German and Russian invaders. You can walk around the building as it was when the KGB occupied it. Walking room to room you will see cells, shower... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It as it was when used by the KGB...I found it interesting and an eye opener of what went on and so recently..I didn't know...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to do a lot of reading. Everything has been well translated into English. Only cost €4 to go in. If this is your thing you could easy spend all day looking at the extensive exhibits. We went more out of curiosity and still spent s good hour there. Easy to find

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum i visit several times. Every time i become very silence, and when i leave the musuem, iam silence for teh rest of the day. So touching, so much impact, so overdwelling, My heart and soul is always crying for the suffering.

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