Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk

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History Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • Having read the reviews I was rather disappointed when I visited today.Although not unexpected there are no English translations and you would have to rely on an audio guide.The designers included so ...  more »
  • A very good museum, well structured exhibits which concentrate on the human cost of the war and personalise the conflict. Very impressed and quite moving in places.  more »
  • This museum can be compared to any famous museum found around the world. The museum is mostly dedicated to the great patriotic war that affected the people of Belarus during the 1940's when they had t...  more »
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  • World War II museum. Glorifies the USSR's version of WWII. Worth checking out though. Not a lot of it is in English though.
  • 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)
  • The collection is quite a lot , more than I expected. It's a good place to understand the history.
  • Really well put together exhibits, with lots of interesting detail in English. Recently renovated, this is one of the best museums on WW2 I've seen. Must see if you're in Minsk.
  • Great museum, I wish there were more international languages though.