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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
+370 5 249 6264
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Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
+370 5 249 6264
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are coming from a Western background it may seem like an interesting place to visit however the language is very biased.

Thank missanna0207
Reviewed 2 days ago

This excellent informative museum covering the deportation and exile of Lithuanian partisans, particularly in the period 1941-56 when the KGB followed Stalin's orders to 'sovietise' the newly captured Lithuania. The museum has been developed in the former KGB HQ building just off Gemindas Street (it's...More

1  Thank lonewolf44
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth seeing. To think that this country was held by the Nazi's for 4 years and then liberated by the allies (Soviets) only to be persecuted for another 30+ years by their liberators.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum operates in former premises of KGB, therefore, many things such as cells and killing room are left unchanged. It was a very interesting experience. Yet, very terrifying one because you can feel the atmosphere of KGB everywhere. I would definetely recommend ir for...More

1  Thank Tadas V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recommend the audio guide for €3 extra. Key in numbers alongside photos, documents and well presented information. Allow 1-2 hours. I chose not to take photos inside. Suggest check out their website

Thank 52Heather
Reviewed 5 days ago

My Grandmother fled Lithuania during world war two. I have always wanted to go to see her homeland. I finally got the chance to visit on a 2 week long eurotrip in 2015. This was one of the places I knew I had to visit....More

Thank andrewgalinauskas
Reviewed 6 days ago

The main level of the museum provides a very comprehensive and detailed overview of the German and Soviet occupation of Lithuania during WWII. The selection of photographs featured in the museum is illustrative. However, it is the basement, which housed the KGB's prison, that is...More

Thank dkm703
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderfully curated museum with a great deal of information. While of course the content is very upsetting and dark, it made me appreciate all the more the bright and modern Baltic countries which have so recently suffered Nazi and Soviet occupation. I...More

Thank bikerb17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited from Scotland. Very distressing content but we felt it was important to see this during our time in the Baltic states to give us an idea of Lithuania's recent history and to give some context to how the country is today. It was really...More

2  Thank MacaBhaird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent review of Russian and Nazi times. The jail is particularly impressive. Skip the video if you are too sensitive.

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16 July 2017|
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Response from Art P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it's walking distance from Cathedral Square.
Yulian K
2 May 2017|
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Response from CandM04211 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and they insist you use it, my visit was a bit rushed. But loads of sad stories cover the walls of the rooms Christabelle x