Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk

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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. Put Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War into our Minsk tour itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Minsk.
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  • August 17, 2017
    In Australia we rarely hear about the Soviet side of WW2, so this museum was a terrific learning experience.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum is very good. Together with his wife took on the audio guide and simply out of reality for 3.5 hours.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This stunned the Museum on the history of World War II. Frankly speaking, there will be no boring exhibits, guides and boring boring transitions from one room to another. The Museum took the good European practices and is designed for mass visitors. There will be interesting to all. Perfectly chosen as exposition with military equipment Museum and small exhibits. Excursion to the Museum passes are pretty interesting. During the excursions you will have time to visit not only the secret apartment underground, but also forest bath partisans find yourself by a tank or belly of the fighter. And just look at the postwar life in a typical apartment at the time. So if you want to take a look at BOB on modern-welcome to the Museum!
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  • March 13, 2017
    World War II museum. Glorifies the USSR's version of WWII. Worth checking out though. Not a lot of it is in English though.
  • March 6, 2017
    Pretty good museum, but if you need English audio guide you will be "impressed" it looks like they hired student girl to record her voice and it's sound awful, in my opinion of course)
  • March 28, 2017
    The collection is quite a lot , more than I expected. It's a good place to understand the history.
  • June 15, 2017
    Great place to learn about history of World War II
  • April 23, 2017
    Nice modern museum, recommend visiting it if you're in Minsk.

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