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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Address: Lavrska vul. 24, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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I really satisfied!there are so many things to see, so many stories,so many pain.i wanna tell something about museum it's a huge building and there is another one which is near... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I really satisfied!there are so many things to see, so many stories,so many pain.i wanna tell something about museum it's a huge building and there is another one which is near and the ticket price is very cheap by the way if you wanna take photo inside the museum you should also pay for it but it's also cheap.

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Abtwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and extremely well made documentation about the second world war - told from a Ukrainian perspective. Lots and lots of personal belongings, pictures of men and women fighting the third Reich. Shocking evidence of how the aggressor (Germany) devastated a country in search of fertile soil and raw materials. Never ever again! And I hope this not only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The museum has a very big collection of documents and items, from books to tanks to planes. Due to the fact that Kiev and Ukraine were one of the main battlefields of WW2, this museum is not just a collection of items, but also of emotions and reflections. The museum itself has different areas, some of which are located outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Brilliant place. I took my English husband to this museum, he loved it. The English guide was helpful as well. We found a lady who speaks English in just 5 minutes. There's lots of planes, heavy military equipment, tanks, machines...

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Giant Soviet style Motherland statue, war themed bas-relief, 2 painted tanks, tons of war machinery & aircrafts - all this makes plenty of photo possibilities if you are on the touristy side of visitors and makes an excellent trip to learn Ukraine's past if you are more the history lover kind of person. Depressing because of the heaviness of Soviet... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Monumental building and great collection of war-related things but one, giant flaw - no english subtitles. My ukrainian is very basic so I didn't understand everything. Unfortunately after I left I was told that audio guide was avialible. Maybe next time ;)

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Karnei Shomron, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very friendly museum with a unique collection. Many items can be entered. The entrance is paid, but the price is symbolic.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

As a military history "nut" I really enjoyed walking through the museum complex. It is well worth a visit . My only comment is the exhibits would be enhanced by an explanation written in english

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are remotely interested in WW2 this is a must see, it's a huge place with monuments, military vehicles, tanks, planes, helicopters etc. The only downside is the actual museum part is only in Ukrainian so you can't really learn much if you don't speak the lingo. The motherland statue is impressive and from what I believe you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful museum full of memories of a tragic time in Ukraine's history, I had an English speaking guide who was amazing. Thanks for a fascinating afternoon

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