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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

(2.7/5 based on 140+ 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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  • Anyone that happens to be in Moscow just go to this museum. It's a very modern museum, with videos playing and a lot of the informations are in English. A "must go" to any history lovers and everyone ...  more »
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: As of today (Jan 23, 2016) the location shown in the map-link in Tripadvisor is wrong. The address is correct (1st Samotechny lane), but the map points to the old museum location. And ...  more »
  • I visit many cultural places, sometimes too much, to the point that a sense of saturation does not give me the pleasure of leisure. But the Museum impressed me, I read and reviewed everything fully plunged into the atmosphere of those cruel events. Very recommend!
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