The Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev

(4.6/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Were in this museum more than once, each time wondering is something to look at and each time to emphasize something. special atmosphere in this place.
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  • I really satisfied!there are so many things to see, so many stories,so many pain.i wanna tell something about museum it's a huge building and there is another one which is near and the ticket price is...  more »
  • They can spend a great time War Museum enthusiasts. In fact, may be the most beautiful Museum in the picturesque Kiev. Ambient, atmosphere, lighting and equipment positioning (and a plane in the middle of the stack of the Museum on the bolted or something) so beautiful to me. The best part of motherland in the rest of the under. The rest of the outdoor area and other indoor areas (first on the left side when you enter the area) is not very impressive.
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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.