KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), Vilnius

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4.4/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
Housed in the former headquarters of the Soviet Union's notorious security service, KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) documents the tactics of the secret police and memorializes the victims. Though Lithuania was a part of the USSR until its independence in 1990, its forcible incorporation into the country in 1940 led to a great deal of resentment and resistance against Russia. Visit the museum to see a multitude of exhibits displaying personal items of victims of the 50-year occupation who were killed in this very building. Don't miss the prison here, where many of the most ghastly abuses were carried out. Keep in mind that, due to the brutal subject matter, the museum may not be suitable for young children. Take a look at our Vilnius itinerary maker to schedule your visit to KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In an anonymous building located close to the Gedimonio street. Interesting from a historical view and a reminder to what humans are able to do. We should never forget! The museum consist of small roo...  read more »
  • This building doesnt feel that big on the inside and the tight corridors can be pretty crowded (especially if there is a big tour party inside). The KGB prison in the basement was a pretty chilling re...  read more »
  • It looked like most of the rooms in this museum are well-preserved. It showed interrogation and practically torture rooms used by the KGB. Horrific. There also was a room which showed bags of shredded...  read more »
  • A dark part of history. Well worth a visit. I would suggest reading up on the history first which will prepare you and give you greater understanding without having to read all the notices. Make sure you visit the cells
  • A must see ex-prison + museum. Take the awesome audio guide (you can even share it with a 2nd person).
  • This museum has lots of dark stories that give you chills, however, certainly worth visiting to better understand Lithuanian history and the catastrophic damage of Nazi and Soviet occupations.
  • This really is an opener of people under oppression and the hardship the Lithuanians had to endure under Soviet regime. A must see. Entrance fee Euros 4, English audio Euros 3.
  • A very interesting (if a bit depressing) museum. See the tragic history of Lithuanias fight for liberty. Visit the horrifying KGB prison
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