The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev
(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
One of Ukraine's most extensive exhibitions, The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic 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. Using our custom trip planner, Kiev attractions like The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very friendly museum with a unique collection. Many items can be entered. The entrance is paid, but the price is symbolic. 
  • Was this Museum at the end of grade 11. But I remember like it was yesterday. Not one tour me so not probirala like this, at the end of the tour all wept, so mentally and heavily guide conveyed atmosphere of those years! Drive back to their children, we must remember our heroes and know our history!
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  • If you want to expand your knowledge in the field of history, clearly advise you to visit this Museum! A big plus is the guides who possess great knowledge, as well as the ability to attract the attention of tourists and make the story more entertaining and interesting! You haven't seen!
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  • Very detailed exhibition of various objects from WWII. Worth visiting!! Unfortunately nothing was in English (or any other language then Russian)
  • For an American, this museum offers a view of WW2 that we don't see often. The Ukrainian people and Kiev in particular witnessed much of the horrors from the war. The museum tells the story of the USSR's involvement in the "Great Patriotic War" after Hitler's betrayal. Occasionally temporary exhibits of current-interest will be curated in the main hall. The museum is filled with historical artifacts as well as intriguing stories of bravery, tragedy, and loss. Absolutely worth your time to visit. Plan on spending several hours wandering through the displays. Take a translator or Russian-speaking friend if you don't know the language. They do offer tours in English but these are often monotone and dull. You will hear stories not written on the displays but they rush through with little time for questions.
  • Rare occasion to see different views of the 2nd world war and recent conflicts in Ukraine
  • It's very Soviet, and absolutely worth an hour or two of anyone's time in Kiev. The views from the feet of the statue are excellent.... Even with the slightly scary tiny elevator ride to get there.
  • Awesome if you are interested in history : it is a wonderful monument build during the soviet union, there is a museum about the second world war and also a small exposition about the Donetsk events and the revolution which occured in 2014 in Ukraine.