Housed in the former headquarters of the Soviet Union's notorious security service, KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) documents the tactics of the secret police and memorializes the victims. Though Lithuania was a part of the USSR until its independence in 1990, its forcible incorporation into the country in 1940 led to a great deal of resentment and resistance against Russia. Visit the museum to see a multitude of exhibits displaying personal items of victims of the 50-year occupation who were killed in this very building. Don't miss the prison here, where many of the most ghastly abuses were carried out. Keep in mind that, due to the brutal subject matter, the museum may not be suitable for young children. Plan your visit to KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vilnius day trip planner.
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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) Reviews
Be sure to visit inside. This museum is located in the Old Town of Vilnius. It's located to the top of Gediminas Ave opposite Lukishki square on the left. To get to the museum go around the side of..... more »
This is a must visit for anyone who has an ounce of interest in history. Arguably the best museum in Vilnius. more »
Fantastic exhibition. Not expensive to visit (€4) and there's so much information to take in. The ground floor and upper floor take you through the Soviet occupations of Lithuania and the underground resistance (forest brothers). There's also a large section focusing on the work of the KGB. In the basement there is the former KGB prison, which is quite shocking to see.
I didn’t expect such a wide exposition at all. There’s a prison , really good set up, you can see exactly how inmates had to stay in the prison - their rooms, bathrooms, out yard, and even execution room. Sad. I do recommend everyone visiting the museum - you can spend even 2 hours there as it’s so big.
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