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State Museum of GULAG's History

1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 | Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473, Russia
+7 495 621-73-10
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1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 | Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473, Russia
+7 495 621-73-10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stalin's genocide is the subject many Russians prefer to forget then reflect on, but this spaces serves as a learning center as much as a memorial to millions those who perished in concentration camps for 'enemies of people' in 1930-50 in the so called Gulag...More

Thank Dimple19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this museum. It was interesting reading about the lengths the government went to to be sure there existed no opposition. Still left wondering what all the current government allowed us to know about it, and if some details that were...More

Thank C_wood02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to come across this museum on a Sunday stroll and couldn't resist visiting. Unusual facade hints that this is a multimedia museum (windows closed with wooden shutters), which I find intriguing. The museum is impressive - large, well organised - split into different...More

Thank Guy E
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was an excellent museum. The museum is modern and even has a little cafe (although, don't plan to eat a fresh meal here). I highly recommend the audio tour. It is very well done and made the visit very meaningful.

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not so friendly for tourists, although for Moscow facts, where nobody speaks english or any signs are in english, a good effort is made at this museum! More exhibits should be added...there should be tons of evidence available regarding this part of the russian history....More

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I had this on my list for a visit to Moscow in February. A little hard to find as it's outside the centre and in what feels like a housing area. Nonetheless make time for this visit: it's a true thought provoking learning experience.

Thank cvs50
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Anyone that happens to be in Moscow just go to this museum. It's a very modern museum, with videos playing and a lot of the informations are in English. A "must go" to any history lovers and everyone that has curiosity about the socialist regime...More

Thank Fernanda F
Reviewed 23 January 2017

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of today (Jan 23, 2016) the location shown in the map-link in Tripadvisor is wrong. The address is correct (1st Samotechny lane), but the map points to the old museum location. And then my review: It is still very difficult to comprehend...More

Thank Anders_Virum_Denmark
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The history of the Gulags is very sobering. The mass incarceration of people without proper trials is scary to read about. The museum has many artifacts and is in an atmospheric building. There are plenty of signs in English too which is not a given...More

2  Thank Ronald3333
AnnaStadinchuk, Deputy Director for Development at State Museum of GULAG's History, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we'll be glad to see you again!

Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a very well done musuem. There are Russian and English signs, as well as audio guides available. It is well organized to help with the flow of visitors, with a wide variety of exhibit types. It was especially powerful to see videos of...More

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AnnaStadinchuk, Deputy Director for Development at State Museum of GULAG's History, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we'll be glad to see you again!

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Are there English signs in the museum?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Almeda M | Reviewed this property |
There definitely are! I think they're fairly new so that could explain the confusion. Not 100% of Russian signs are translated, but I'd say a solid 90% are, and the English is actually good, unlike in some Russian museums.
Wrong assumptions and the right prejudices. I'm glad to tell you that the Museum re-opened today, October 30, 2015, in a new large building with a LARGE new exposition. Russia is willing to discuss terror and Gulag.
31 October 2015|
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