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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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2.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Learn about the despicable living conditions in the notorious Soviet labor camps and hear the stories of the people imprisoned there at State Museum of GULAG's History. Serving to ensure that the sufferings of the inmates are not forgotten, this museum displays authentic artifacts, photos, and documents from this dark period in Russian history. You'll also see recreated gulag facilities and a collection of prison art. Most exhibit pieces have placards in both English and Russian, and you can take a guided tour (only in Russian). The museum is open year-round; you can either buy tickets on site or purchase them up to one month in advance online. Add State Museum of GULAG's History to your Moscow travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Moscow holiday planner.
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  • Since last year this museum is working in a new location! The adress is this one that Trip Advisor tells us, but when you put it in the map directly from this app it leads you to the former location. ...  read more »
  • If you want to understand Russian history you should visit this museum. It has a good history with various items which help explain the Gulag and its part of Russian history. 
  • We really enjoyed our visit. A moving and educational glimpse into life in the gulags and how people were snatched from their lives and dragged into them. The museum contains an array of interesting a...  read more »
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