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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$42.21*
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Small Group Tour of Soviet Stories in Vilnius Including Food Tasting and Beer
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US$11.41*
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Sobering, powerful place

Went here on a Soviet era history tour with a private guide. It was very crowded at times but since we had our own guide, we could pace ourselves. The guide was very helpful in... read more

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here on a Soviet era history tour with a private guide. It was very crowded at times but since we had our own guide, we could pace ourselves. The guide was very helpful in explaining the history. The intact prison cells are sobering, especially the torture rooms, solitary, and execution room. It was used as a prison by Nazis... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After locating this large building on a Major Street I entered one door and then attempted to read signs however none of them were in English. After finding the toilet I continue my search through the Maze of hallways to find the museum entrance. After 15 minutes I left through the same door. Then I went along the side street... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to mention that our entry was very interesting since we right away noticed that many people were entering the museum without noticing the ticket office. It is very easy to enter without even paying for a ticket since no-one checks the tickets. When we bought tickets the lady took the money and tickets to us. then we realized... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum would be a very interesting place to visit. Unfortunately during our visit it was so crowded that it was not possible to enjoy it. There are many interesting exhibits, but when you are rushed through because of the next group pushing into that space you don't have time to appreciate what you are seeing and to learn form... More 

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Thank Lee D
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most interesting museums I ever been. It's even difficult to imagine how big is the price of freedom

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting place. Gave us a good insight into the history of Lithuania and the appalling things that happened. Very moving.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night was the city's night of the museums where they were open from free to 6-11pm so I went then. Glad I did! This is an incredibly interesting- and sad- place. Everything is translated into English which is so helpful. I learned much about the deportations, partisans and the KGB (and its predecessors') intimidation tactics. The execution room is... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wouldn't expect objectivity from a self-styled KGB museum in an ex-Soviet country, but the KGB Museum in Vilnius is mostly neutral. If you can get past the (limited) inherent bias, this was actually a fascinating visit where you can learn a great deal about Lithuania's history under both Soviet and Nazi occupations, the partizan movement and KGB methodology. The... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always try to include some history when visiting new places. This is a must do but be prepared as it had an impact on all of us. So sad to think of such a recent history that destroyed so many.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum, in the basement of a government building, reveals the horror of Soviet occupation in Lithuania. I won't go into details (worse than your imagination), but anyone who visits Vilnius should go here to understand the history of Lithuania and how much freedom and independence is now cherished.

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