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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
+370 5 249 6264
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Small Group Tour of Soviet Stories in Vilnius Including Food Tasting and Beer
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Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This stark museum does give you an understanding of the harshness of life during Soviet times. It is hard to be in the place where people worked to oppress the Lithuanian spirit by intimidation, deportation, torture, and death.

Thank 246Gramps
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok. If you want to "feel" what authoritarian rule engenders, visit this place. It is an important historical stop for you in Vilnius, but it will (hopefully) impact you as unsettling in the cruelties human beings inflict upon each other....and yet you do come out...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sad place, but interesting and definitely worth a visit, important to understand and learning this part of history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I question why this is called a museum of Genocide when it is no such thing. The real genocide took place between 1940-1943, when over 10% of the population were murdered for being Jewish, and that was virtually ignored. Yes, shocking things went on here,...More

1  Thank Josi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place, I learnt lots of new bits about the history of Lithuania as well as the Kgb. The cells in the basement are depressing but interesting

1  Thank Kitran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is in beautiful old building that used to be KGB prison. Upstairs, there are exhibiting documents relating to the occupation of Lithuania by the Soviets. In the basement, there are cells (including padded cells and cells filled with cold water) for prisoners and also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading some of the reviews we had high expectations. Reality didn't quite live up to this. The museum has potential to display the history in a better way

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The KGB Museum visit was very sobering but a learning experience all the same. It really brought to life a dark time in Lithuanian history and I am sure it reflects all such prisons active during the KGB reign of terror. As if conditions were...More

Thank Shirmil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lithuanian history is little know to most of the tourists. The KGB museum will make us aware of part of it. Very interesting but you have to be ready to discover the dark side of this part of history.

Thank bellarte f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very historic and creepy building as it is the only KGB building in former soviet union which is in the original building. Lots of historic information about the Russian and german occupations. The cells and execution chamber are grisly reminders of a...More

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maureenOhio
16 September 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
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.
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Yulian K
3 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
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