State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

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#36 of 498 in Museums in Moscow
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. Make your Moscow itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Anyone who has visited Moscow knows that English captions are hard to come by in state museums and tourists sites. The Goulag museum did a fantastic job in providing English subtitles and captions to ...  more »
  • Amazing place! Strong! A lot of interesting things you learn about such a delicate period in history. Information presented in different media, you can watch video, listen to the recording. Full immersion. As well as all very beautiful, tastefully decorated. No nonsense, all to the site.
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  • I was thinking there... Why is humanity so cruel? The museum and the exhibition are interesting and cultured. I recommend to everyone  more »
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  • One of the most informative, appealing, well thought museums I’ve ever seen. Not so emotional but argumentative, interesting, educational. I’d definitely recommend it if you are interested in understanding history. Equally user friendly for Russian and English speakers.
  • Very interesting. A bit far from city center but worth it. Very well presented compared to other museums in the city.
  • One of the best museums I've ever visited! Very concise, educational and I like that they have a lot of audiovisual material, not just objects. A must if you're into history.
  • Many English signs. Interesting. You are left in no doubt that gulags are a bad thing and not a necessary evil. Free 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Very well designed exhibition, it makes you think about something we know very little about. This museum is quite far from metro lines, but it is definitely worth the trip!

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