National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, Kiev

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One of Ukraine's most extensive exhibitions, National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War memorializes the Soviet Union's battle against Nazi Germany during World War II and displays a host of military artifacts. Visit the museum and explore its more than 300,000 exhibits dispersed throughout cavernous halls. You'll see weapons, documents, personal effects, and a wealth of other items from World War II. The museum's most famous symbol outside is hard to miss: a 62 m (203 ft) titanium "Motherland" statue depicting a woman with a sword and shield. Don't miss the outdoor exhibitions of military hardware, including armored personnel carriers, Cold War-era jets, and even some brightly painted tanks. See National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War and all Kiev has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kiev journey planner .
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  • Enormt anlegg med mye å se på. Hovedvekten av utstillingen er lagt på "den store fedrelandskrigen", dvs. 2. verdenskrig, men her er også mye fra Ukrainas deltakelse i seinere konflikter gjennom å ha v...  more »
  • This museum does a great job of telling the story of the Ukraine during WW II. There are several exhibits here that you will not find in similar museums around the world. This was one of the highlight...  more »
  • A great museum with the history of the city and its army. Real pieces of the most important combat and war situations in the history of Ukraine. Very well set and organized. The only "bad" thing, that everything is in the local language. Few english signs to enjoy this amazing place much more.
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  • Co.e here to enjoy great views. This is definitely a place to make a lot of beautiful photos. During the summer around 9 o'clock you can adore the sunset all over the hills. Take some bread with you if you want to feed duck family. And also don't forget to take water because the nearers shop is not that close.
  • The museum has got some renovations and looks a bit better than before. Some people say you can enter the head of the Mother Motherland monument and from there you can see amazing views of Kyiv, but I never have been there. Need to try it ones.
  • Very interesting museum, would love to see more of the signs of artifacts etc. Translated to English. There is a one page paper in English, German etc. Explaining the room, but rarely information about individual artifacts in other languages. Still well worth the low entrance fee
  • Outstanding museum with lots of powerful imagery. I recommend taking the audio tour as it augments the displays nicely. The bronze reliefs outside are quite moving too.
  • Must see if you are around. The statue is stunning, the view from it as well. The entrance to the shield is extremely limited (two people per hour, you need to sign up to sheet of paper well in advance) so I didn't make it, but even the lower level is cool. The monument below and all the military tech worthy exploring.
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