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Stalin House and Museum, Gori

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Dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, Stalin House and Museum charts his life and history, from his birth in a small mud-brick house until his death in 1953. The museum sits on the site of his childhood home--in fact, it contains the small house where he was born under a specially built awning. Presenting a balanced account of his rise to power, the museum has a small room dedicated to political repression during Stalin's regime. Enter the first hall upstairs to learn about Stalin's childhood and to read some of his poetry. Learn about the ruler's relationship with Lenin, which ran from friendship and loyalty to Lenin's public criticism of Stalin's tactics. View a copy of Stalin's death mask, a reconstruction of his office in the Kremlin, and his bulletproof, personal train carriage. The museum offers guided tours in English, German, and French. Using our world travel planner, Gori attractions like Stalin House and Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A huge cathedral to Stalin .a contrast to the other cathedrals in Georgia. .Not much written in English.You can get a guide to take you hastily through.see his train and house where he was born .lots ...  more »
  • Once you realise that Stalin was from Georgia, you understand the importance given to him here. You walk through 3-4 large halls. Mainly photographs and paintings. A few of his personal effects. Gifts...  more »
  • i think when you say a museum you should imagin a great place with important thinks . but this museum didn't has any special think . most thing of this museum are pictures of stalin . you can find all...  more »
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  • A lot of people mentioned the museum is somehow one-sided about Stalin. But there really is a room(1 st floor, to the right of the stairs) exhibiting the history of large cleaning and massacre launched by Stalin. Guide will not lead people to the room, but tourist can check it by yourselves. I think it's fully understandable that people from such a small town like Gori still enjoy the fact that a world-level politician was born and raised here. At least, they don't need to feel sorry about it.
  • I was a bit underwhelmed by the place. Enormous number of photographs of Stalin looking important, meeting important people and shaking hands. There is only a small amount of English translation, but enough to get the one-sided gist of the place.
  • Interesting collection of photographs. Wish there was more English.
  • Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history. Don't expect an objective story: Stalin is still a great man in Georgia.
  • I really enjoyed visiting the museum and to learn much more about the prominent man of history.