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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

(2.7/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Not so friendly for tourists, although for Moscow facts, where nobody speaks english or any signs are in english, a good effort is made at this museum! More exhibits should be added...there should be ...  more »
  • I had this on my list for a visit to Moscow in February. A little hard to find as it's outside the centre and in what feels like a housing area. Nonetheless make time for this visit: it's a true thoug...  more »
  • Very interesting and informative Museum, we need to know about this point in the history of the USSR. Lots of photos, videos, interactive exhibits and the real things at that time. That represented a lot of statistics, all shown maximum impartially to every visitor with its conclusions. We did not take an audio guide. so like so many articles submitted video chronicles. The Museum is divided into many "homes", where you can familiarize yourself with one or the other party GULAG: life prisoners, hard work, the history of arrests, Stalin's funeral, doctors, etc. I didn't have enough 3:00 to all review and read at that time flew by like a Flash. With me there were many thoughts and reasoning on the subject. Sorry, that's all forgotten and quietly beginning to repeat myself again ... I would definitely not have been able to survive at that time.
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