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Museum of Smuggling

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Small but informative.

Only a few rooms, but the information and impressions are huge. The guide simply talks without stop... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Leon Z
lots of fun stories

whole history of beautiful Odessa is made of romantic, brutal and unique stories of smart and brave... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Moscow, Russia
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6 Jun 2018
“Small but informative.”
22 Dec 2017
“lots of fun stories”
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The museum looks like an exhibition made by a man who is passionate about the subject of smuggling in his country. It is a small but interesting museum, worth the entrance fee (60 UAH for students, 30 UAH for English information booklet). The booklet provides...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank nd266
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Very small museum (4 rooms), very high entrance fee, you have to read a manuell (13 pages) to understand anything. Explanations only in Russian.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Not great and more expensive than others with the English manual. Basic, things were smuggled. Guns, drugs, cigarrettes. That’s about it. In 3 small rooms. Don’t waste your time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Only a few rooms, but the information and impressions are huge. The guide simply talks without stop for about 40 minutes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leon Z
Reviewed 22 December 2017

whole history of beautiful Odessa is made of romantic, brutal and unique stories of smart and brave smugglers of all kinds!!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank CreativeDivemaster
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The cost of admission plus the printed English guide are pretty high for what it is. While the guide contains some interesting anecdotes about smuggling history, it doesn't really correspond to the exhibits, which seems to be just illistrations of how people smuggle things.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank nobo
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

They dont know English, entrance is way too pricey. Items inside are ordinary items. Like an ipad or some euros some sketches etc. Its not worth nor your time or money.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Süleyman D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

general museum about smuggling, which was very interesting even though i dont speak russian and there were limited information resources in english. worth the price of admission but best if you know what you are getting

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SoCalRoadMan
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Imagine going to a museum... paying 3 times what real museums cost... but when you step inside it turns out the "museum" is 2 tiny rooms of cabinets filled with plastic toys and monopoly play money + a few poorly designed posters! This resembles a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Knut J
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Compared to the 10-20 Hryvnia charge at every other museum we visited in Ukraine, the 70 Hryvnia to get into the Museum of Smuggling seemed incredibly excessive. On top of this, they pride themselves on being an "informative" museum, which is all well and good,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank GandalfTheDrunk
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