Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk
(4.4/5 based on 280+ 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.
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  • Thought, people of my generation (50 +) hard to surprise some new information about the great patriotic war, but it turned out that it's possible ... The creators of the Museum was able to show the different aspects of the war, including those that normally escape attention (for example, schools in the partisan units or evacuation of cattle). The exposition is arranged so that you get a general impression of the halls (each has its own Visual "anchor"), and then you can come up and some things to see (read) in more detail. Really enjoyed that shows a lot of stories (and photos) of the specific people who don't coalesce into a shapeless mass. The same technique is not just so worth it, and is part of the installation which recreates specific historical episode. So it is quite a wonderful Museum, which is worth a visit, if proved in Minsk.
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  • The Museum was going to, but the day fell to accidental, with the entrance of lucky the first time, found himself free day)) for the second time that straight when I began the excursion at cadets and of course with them and their guide I passed the entire Museum), the third time that I found myself in it)) for me as a lover of history and guns just top pleasure it is there, very many exhibits good layouts , all very cool! Find a must-visit. Free day Tuesday by the way)
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  • Interactive Museum, which will be interesting for both kids and adults. Many interesting exhibits that tell the story of this terrible war
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