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Great Patriotic War Museum

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Address: Lavrska vul. 24, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
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Good if you're into tech

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I hate war and any kind of weapon so I wasn't happy with idea to visit this museum. But thanks to our excellent guide Dmitriy it was great experience. Specially emotional is the last room which is dedicated to war victims.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Interesting and close to motherland - nice walk during the day, however would be best in summer time where you could be out for half a day!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Clearly the place where Kiev families like to visit. Lots of great military equipment but also a very haunting museum of WW2 items, some very distressingV

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Huge place with amazing view and a lot to see near Mother Motherland statue. If you like war themed places and you are in Kiev it is a must see.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a fascinating museum...from what I could tell from the outside. The "inside" museum was closed when I arrived, even though I came there during advertised "Open" hours. Nevertheless, the outside grounds are open to the public and provide for some excellent photo ops and rich military history, even up to and including the current conflict with Russia. Rodina... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I'd still recommend seeing this but with tempered expectations. There are a ton of artifacts from Ukraine's history, notably WWII which is very interesting to see. Also there is an audio guide in English but its more of a general narrative when you walk into each hall; but you can't type in a code that matches a specific artifact and... More 

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