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NKVD Memorial Museum of Political Repression History

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Place to be visited!

A reccomanded place in which touch and feel the difficulties and the horrible situation generated... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
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Things to do in Tomsk

We had some free time before our afternoon meetings, but the weather had turned overnight... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Steve M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible1%
2 Dec 2018
“Place to be visited!”
30 Nov 2018
“Things to do in Tomsk”
Lenina prospekt, d. 44, Tomsk 634050, Russia
+7 382 251-61-33
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Upon entering the museum, there is a sign with an explanation in both Russian and English. I felt this was promising. However, the signage throughout the museum is inconsistent. There isn't enough explanations in English to make it worthwhile if you don't read Russian. However,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

A reccomanded place in which touch and feel the difficulties and the horrible situation generated by the repression. Staff doesn't speak in English but it is not a problem.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank r0bybruni
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We had some free time before our afternoon meetings, but the weather had turned overnight - dropping to a biting -22c - although the locals tell me winter has only just started. Bearing this in mind, we had an hour or so to visit somewhere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about NKVD history at this museum, and had an exceptionally nice and informative English tour guide, Kurien (Kyle), show us around. The tour was 600 Rb. Well worth the money and time!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate A
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A very necessary reminder of the terror in this region under the dreadful regime of Stalin and his henchmen. The museum itself, in the former NKVD prison is small with many photographs and documents. All are in Russian (naturally) and translations are few and far...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AlanofLondon
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Recommended to those who haven't visited a centre on this theme. Not sure it's a must see, but it was good to take a break from Tomsk's wooden architecture spotting. Another sad reminder of political madness.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Worst a visit to learn about what happened in this region of Siberia. Not too much English but still interesting.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank nomade123
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Worth a look. Very interesting, but tragic history. Photos, cells, documents showing organised terror.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Tim S
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Paid the extra 400 Rubles for the English tour. Worth every cent. Very interesting history explained in as much detail as you want.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank John P
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The NKVD Memorial Museum shows an ugly part of Siberian history of political repression after the Great Russian Revolution. It tells many sad stories of people who fell victim to the regime. Both artifacts and texts are very interesting. Why then the low rating? It's...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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