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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Address: Lavrskaya st., 24, Kiev, Ukraine
Phone Number: +380 44 285 9452
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Very friendly museum with a unique collection. Many items can be entered. The entrance is paid, but the price is symbolic.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karnei Shomron, Israel
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Wroclaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Bridport, United Kingdom
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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in Kyiv for more than a day, you need to make a stop at the Great Patriotic War Museum. (That's WW2 for Westerners) It is very inexpensive, very well put together and informative. The building itself is an attraction for history and architecture lovers. If you're a non-Ukrainian/non-Russian speaker, keep your eyes peeled for laminated cards at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's incredible how much they put together for this museum. It is very well designed so tells a story of the war from beginning to end. I thought I knew a lot about WWII and the eastern front but I learned so much here. It is also beautiful. The final room at the top really makes you feel a sense... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were 4 guys who wanted to have a look at this museum. It is huge, and tells the history from a Ukrainian point of view in a very good way. It is different to many western museums.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressive building and grounds. Museum is well made but unfortunately 90% of the signs are in Russian only. The entrance is very cheap at less than one euro per person. There is an extensive collection of tanks and armored vehicles outside.

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Pori, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

As title says, believe me. There are so many things, so many rooms, so many stories. Worth to go even if you dont speak Ukranian/Russian, the pictures tell great stories.

Thank Juho M

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