Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk
(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Learn about local anti-fascist and partisan activity, Belarusians in the Red Army, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp at Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The museum opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders on October 25, 1944. The site features 24 exhibit halls and houses more than 142,000 items in its collection. You'll see the weapons of soldiers and partisans, partisan handwritten journals, documents, photos, army leaflets, government awards, and personal belongings of soldiers. This was the first museum in the world to address the subject of World War II. By using our Minsk vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War and other attractions in Minsk.
Create a full Minsk itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Minsk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Minsk by other users

9 days in Belarus, Poland & Ukraine BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UKRAINE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM RUSSIA January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Tallinn & Minsk BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GEORGIA March, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Belarus BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • But still worse. Was all qualitatively, especially pleasing scenes from the military era soldiers in full growth, gun, dishes, with or without arms. Mannequins are made very soundly. Armored vehicles a little bit suffers navigation (I always began with the end of the Hall). Of course, the greatest attention is paid to the battles on the territory of Belarus and war heroes, born on the Belarusian soil. There are very interesting exhibits: documents of Yugoslav and Czechoslovak partisans General tunic with traces of fragments, bullet, mortally ranivshaja General Yefremov. To visit-must have! Alas, you have to pay for the privilege of photographing. But it's worth it.
    View original
  • This is the new museum devoted to World War 2 and Belarus's role in it. It is situated on Pobediteley St and can be reached using bus #1. The view from the main road is of the huge memorial. To get in...  more »
  • A very interesting Museum! Good exposure documents, military equipment, panoramas and interactive materials. Easy transition from Hall to Hall.
    View original