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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Address: Lavrska vul. 24, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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+38 044 285 9452
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Fantastic museum

This is a great museum for anyone interested in the Second World War. The entire complex, including the Motherland Monument and Eternal Flame, are worth going to, but the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum for anyone interested in the Second World War. The entire complex, including the Motherland Monument and Eternal Flame, are worth going to, but the museum is certainly worth the stop. The exhibits are varied, featuring both well-preserved items and rusted weapons that were clearly recovered from the field. There is a chilling exhibit on the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not military stuff fun, but have to say is impressive to see all those tanks and artillery and other military equipment in real. & visiting museum was very impressive for me. We all see and hear about bottles worldwide, but seeing hundreds of young guys pictures who died in different bottles is very very depressive. Seeing my age guys... More 

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am very interested in WW2 history and have visited numerous museums and sites. This is certainly amongst the best of the sites I have visited. Many WW2 artefacts and a lot of military equipment, especially tanks and Cold War aircraft and missiles. It is confusing regarding signage and payments and very little is in English, although that didn't matter... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can figure out a fair amount of what the various items are. But you're missing a lot because all they have in English is a single page describing each room. They do have English descriptions on some vehicles outside proving that Russia provided tanks and other vehicles to the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth your time most of this is free and is out in the open air it is fascinating to see how the impact on Ukraine and Eastern Europe as we from the west tend to think it was only fought out in the West and the East often gets over looked. If you have your kids along no problem... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was fun to see, and quick little walk around (cost maybe $2.00). Only takes a few minutes. Would not be a good place if the weather is bad.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good museum with many vehicles on display. Very good if you're into tech, also interesting for everybody else, but you should already know about WW2 and younger history in this region.

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The WWII impact on Eastern Europe cannot possibly be overrated. Don't hesitate and visit it, this museum's expositions will stun you no matter where you come from.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nice museum with lots of materials. The info at the items is only in Russian/ Ukrainian (except some small info at each hall) this makes it less interesting as you can not read what you see.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Let me start with a correction: the name of this museum has been changed to National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War as of July 2015 To be honest, I was reluctant to go to this museum as I'm not interested at all in war, weapons, patriotic stuff, however, I am very happy that I... More 

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