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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
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"execution chamber"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is quite a large display in the former gestapo/kgb HQ. Lots of photos and information and gives you a real flavour of Lithuania's recent history .... very sad and sobering. The ground floor contains the original cells - you can only imagine what went...More

Thank lizBedfordshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Grim history of what these people have endured. Excellent display. Be prepared for the execution chamber as it ways heavy. The conditions they’ve had to endure even decades after the war are unbelievable. I have much respect for what they’ve gone through and what little...More

Thank jalaini
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I won't say this is a good place to visit because the subject matter is not pleasant but it is very respectfully told and honest about the brutality of that period of the country's history. It is a must place to visit to remember that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is worth a visit. Entrance fee is 4 euro The lady on reception desk is very rude . She was screaming for 4 euro when we went there. Staff training in customer service is needed. We had student id from uni but wasn't...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating place but be prepared for the gruesome as well. Well laid out displays and then there are the cells which give an idea of how dreadful things were back in the day but actually not that long ago.

Thank 25ahowbeck
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the museum covers the full range of lithuanians' experiences under nazi and communist rule -- in the same space where a lot of the activities took place -- good range of pictures and items -- fully absorbing

Thank ayadrahim
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half of the exhibits are about the arrests and deportations of the Lithuanians and the varoius resistance movements (including those Lithuanians who helped save their Jewish neighbors.) The other half shows the history of the KGB and their activity in Lithuania . The basement was...More

Thank zimruch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Too many Americans don't understand how bad things were for people under the USSR. Our guide is an archivist there and lost grandfather and other relatives to the KGB. Neighbors turned in neighbors, friends and family. He found that his favorite teacher was an informant....More

Thank rsleland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum brings home the awful truth of living under Soviet rule and the terrible crimes carried out by the KGB. Still well worth the visit for those of us who have grown up and lived a free life in the west.

Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The KGB Museum is not for the faint hearted. You need less than one hour to see were people were held, tortured and executed. The walls were painted many times so no trace was left behind of the prison cell 's occupants.

Thank Maria G
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maureenOhio
September 15, 2017|
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Response from rtg | Reviewed this property |
We walked from the KGB museum to what I would call the centre of the city (decent shops, restaurants) in about 10 minutes. Another 10 minutes to the touristy areas.
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Corporatesaint
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Art P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it's walking distance from Cathedral Square.
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Yulian K
May 2, 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
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